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2018 BMW X3 spied while testing


The X3 model from BMW Company is an excellent mid-size SUV, and this model had a lot of sales in the past. That is probably because of its stylish exterior, elegance, efficient engine, and affordable price. Now, you can imagine how the newest X3 will look like if BMW says that almost everything will be improved compared to the already remarkable current model. The most recent 2018 BMW X3 will be next generation(3rd) of the excellent X3 series, and according to BMW, it will be the best model so far.

Some system will be replaced, some will be updated. The exterior will be a bit different, and the cabin will provide more comfort. This great model will probably arrive sometime next year. We don’t know the exact date, but we assume that will hit the dealerships in the second half of the year. Stay with us, and find out something more about it.

2018 BMW X3 spy shot

2018 BMW X3 spy shot

2018 BMW X3 facelift

The exterior design of the newly X3 will be, as always from BMW, very elegant and luxurious considering that this model isn’t top of the class. At November 8, we received some spy photos of this model, as well as newest rumors. It was camouflaged of course, but certainly less than in December 2015. We will try to present you its exterior design as best as we can. Altogether, it is possible to assume how the new model will look like. First of all, we have to say that in general, this model will be certainly more aggressive and stylish than the current one. The front fascia is of course very foxy and recognizable. The front grille will remain the same kidney grille as before, but it will be a bit larger this time. The headlights will also have similar units.

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However, it will be a bit different beyond the lens. The system that powers all the lights on the vehicle will be updated. That will be well-known LED technology. Under the grille, a large front bumper is provided. The corner vents will be shorter this time while the horizontal louver will run from side to side. Also, the rounded fog lights will be in the same spot as before, just a bit under the headlights. According to 2018 BMW X3 spy photos, at the sides, there is going to be double-five-spoke(in the shape of the trophy) wheels. These wheels will most likely be standard wheels. Finally, there is information about weight loss, new X3 should be 220 lbs lighter, great news for gas mileage and performance.

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BMW X3 2018 Interior design

The interior design of the forthcoming model will be also very elegant, and the comfort will be better than in the previous model. Of course, the design of the interior will most likely remain the same as before. All seats inside will use top quality leather, and we can also expect leather on the dash, door trims, and steering wheels. Based on rumors, besides leather, this model will have some nicely done wooden parts on the dashboard, as well as some aluminum parts.

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Everything inside is perfectly fitted and it is quite easy to manage with all the system inside. At the steering wheel, we have a lot of buttons, and the infotainment system will be updated. Most of the dashboard will remain exactly the same as before. Under the infotainment screen, we can see two center vents, just like as before. At the test mule, the screen looks to be larger as well. The dimensions inside are pretty much the same as before, because this model will use the same CLAR platform.

2018 BMW X3 Interior

2018 BMW X3 Interior

Engine and Performance

When it comes to engine, the latest 2018 BMW X3 will be offered with a range of diesel and gasoline engines and we can also expect a hybrid(rumored). There is no so much official information about the drivetrain, and that is all that we know so far. The current X3 has 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger with the capability of generating up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This model also has a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that has a capability of delivering up to 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Two more engines should be available and that is a four and six-cylinder(3.0-liter) diesel.

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Some rumors suggest that the newest X3 will share the engines with the most recent 3-series. If that is true, then we can expect 4-cylinder gasoline and also B58 modular 3.0-liter inline-6 engines. Very good news for all fans of fast models is the addition of the high-performance version of X3 model. Yes! That means that we can expect X3 M variant very soon, and rumors are about the inline-six V6 3.0-liter engine with estimated power from 420-450 hp.

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Price and Release date

The release date of the upcoming BMW X3 2018 will be probably in the second half of 2017. When we talk about the prices, this model will have a starting price of around $40.000 which is just an increase of $1.000 compared to the current model. Some of its main rivals are Mercedes-AMG GLC43, Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q5 3.0, Audi Q5 2.0, Mercedes GLC300.

2018 BMW X3 pictures

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