The present X3 has been first offered back in the year 2010 as an updated version of the older model as then it managed to quickly become the best selling luxurious compact crossover on the market. However , because the design is starting to get dated, the vehicle will receive a massive update with the 2017 BMW X3 which is actually going to be an all brand new model.
The codename for this is going to be G01 rather than F25 of the current model but it will surely be using a rear wheel drive system which is great news considering that many people thought the vehicle was going to use a front wheel drive chassis similar to that the 2-Series active tourer.
While BMW has not said anything officially about the forthcoming X3, it has been spied testing a few times currently. The spied model was using the exact same body as the current X3 but it had been longer than the current model as well as somewhat wider.
On top of that, there are a few distinct body modifications which we are going to discuss a bit later.
2017 BMW X3 RELEASE DATE AND COST
The release date for the production model is probably going to be at the end of 2016 while the car should go into production in the early 2017.
The cost should be similar to the current model, so the foundation model will cost around $40, 000 whilst a fully equipped version could go well previous $70, 000.
ENGINE OF BMW X3 2017
Under the hood of the upcoming 2017 BMW X3 there are going to be quite a few motors available, some of them new and some of them becoming carried over from the current generation.
The camp model will likely make use of a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 petrol engine while the diesel is also going to be available.
The news are available in the form of a new hybrid which it will present to the 3 Series. This 2 liter petroleum engine will be mated with an electric electric motor housed in the 8 speed automatic transmitting.
It will offer around 240 horsepower as well as 290 lb-ft of torque, all wheel drive along with over 40 MPG on average, very impressive for any crossover.
The big news though come in are a potential M model which would use BMW’s own 3 liter twin-turbocharged inline six found on the M3 and M4.
This could make-up to 430 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque and it would allow the X3 to become the fastest crossover in its course by quite a big margin.
A diesel M model has also been rumored but it is not likely to come any time soon, especially since the X5 M50d offers plenty of performance at a similar price.
BMW X3 INTERIOR
On the inside, the 2017 BMW X3 is going to be bigger and much better in pretty much every way. The car will be utilizing better materials in order to provide its passengers with increased comfort and on top of that, it will also be packed with technologies.
There is also going to be a bigger boot as well as a possible 3 row version. Take into account though that this latter has not been confirmed by BMW at this time.
EXTERIOR OF BMW X3 2017
The outside of the X3 will be similar but distinct from that of the current model. It will look like a CHEVROLLET without a doubt but the front end is likely to share some of the design cues of the 3-Series with a new pair of headlights as well as a new entrée.
At the back, the changes will be a bit bigger along with new larger rear doors as well as more raked windows in the back for a sportier design without compromising interior space.