2018 BMW X3
The first compact crossover luxury category with four-wheel drive, BMW released 2003. He received the designation X3. The car immediately gained high popularity and was sold until 2010. In the same 2010, BMW put on the conveyor the second generation X3, the release of which continues to the present.
Crossovers are characterized by a monocoque body, all-wheel drive xDrive transmission, a large selection of different powertrains.
The advantages of the car are also:
- Recognizable appearance.
- Large luggage compartment (480 l).
- Comfortable lounge.
- Overall reliability.
Considering the stable demand for the X3 model of the second generation and the long period of its release, the German concern began to develop the next generation compact crossover in 2015 with plans to start production in late 2017 or early 2018. The SUV has successfully passed the sea trials.
The press service of BMW announced that the new crossover will be presented at the Frankfurt International Salon this fall.But, without waiting for the premiere, at the disposal of a number of reputable automotive publications were photos of the 2018 BMW X3. Based on the available photos and additional data that were announced by representatives of the German concern, the first conclusions can be made about the appearance and characteristics of the upcoming news.
The design of the crossover turned out very elegant. From its predecessor, when viewed from the front, it primarily differs in modified geometric solutions, new forms of the double grille and chrome-plated front bumper, an updated design of head optics in LED design. The rear headlamps also became light-emitting diode, and their shape is a two-part structure. Previously, such a split version was not used on BMW models.
When looking at the car from the side, there are 18-inch wheels on alloy wheels with an original design, convex arches for these wheels with plastic edging, aerodynamic exterior mirrors with built-in LED stripes of turn signal repeaters.
The size of the crossover slightly increased, which makes it more spacious and comfortable.The new 2018 BMW X3 has the following dimensions:
- Length - 4.66 m.
- Height - 1.66 m.
- Width - 1.88 m.
- Ground clearance - 0.20 m.
- Wheelbase - 2.80 m.
For the first time, the concern for buyers immediately provided 15 color options for body color, the previous generation had 11 color solutions.
When considering a photo of the BMW X3 salon, the infotainment system screen located at the top of the center console is immediately highlighted. On this screen, the driver can find out information about the traffic situation, traffic jams and recommended ways to get around them, get acquainted with the weather forecast, connect Internet radio, social networks, as well as receive other information necessary during the trip.
Multifunctional steering wheel made in leather. On the steering wheel are placed the necessary buttons for control, which allows the driver not to be distracted while driving to find the necessary controls of the car. The remaining controls, which are placed on the dashboard, have received a modified design, including the color scheme. The panel itself is made in the classic version.
The following materials are used for trimming:
- genuine leather;
- high quality fabric;
- Plug-in strips made of fine wood or aluminum with special longitudinal polishing;
- lining stainless steel sills.
The use of such materials allows the cabin to look modern and fit its class "Lux". To fully appreciate the appearance, interior design and technical content of the car will help video presentation of the car.
Options BMW X3 2018
The initial motor series will consist of the modifications presented in Table 1.
For installation in the transmission, a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-band automatic transmission are provided with these engines.
The standard version of the new X3 will include:
- gasoline engine of 2.0 liters and a capacity of 184 liters. from.;
- five-speed manual transmission;
- xDrive status;
- front and side airbags;
- bi-xenon headlights;
- Heated washer nozzles on the windshield;
- fabric upholstery;
- electric front seats;
- keyless engine start;
- climate control;
- parking sensors;
- headlight washers.
Equipping the crossover in other trim levels, as well as possible additional options, BMW will provide closer to the start of official sales. Given the current configuration of different models of this company, we can assume that the choice of options for the new product will be quite wide and modern.
Start of sales
The German concern plans to begin selling the crossover in Europe, including in Russia, in the fall of this year, the car will be delivered to the American market early next year.
The estimated price of the BMW X3 model line 2018 under the designation G01 for domestic buyers in the basic configuration starts from 2,900,000 rubles, and the cost of the "charged" versions will exceed 4,000,000 rubles.