Our regular readers would have seen our many spy stories on the next generation X3 testing around various parts of Europe. The images in the stories reveal that the new car will sport an evolutionary design and retain the all-too-familiar BMW traits like the kidney grille, tail lamps and of course the silhouette. However, what is expected to be majorly new is that the X3 (and probably the X4 too) will move to the new platform that is expected to underpin the rest of their SUV range including their new flagship, the X7.
The engine’s 343 foot-pounds of peak torque arrives at a low 1,350 rpm and carries to more than 5,200 rpm, so the X4 M40i can sprint to 60 mph in a brisk 4.7 seconds. That matches many sports cars and is the best in its class, according to BMW.
BMW’s Hong Kong webpage also notes the X3 xDrive20d and xDrive30d diesel models. Four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline versions, including the US and Canadian market 2.0-liter xDrive30i with the same 248hp output as on the new 530i, will be added to the range.
In addition, from the start will be available turbo diesel 2.0 litre (190 HP) and 3.0 l (265 HP). The first motor fuel consumption is 5.4 l/100 km, and the second – 6.0 l/100 km in the combined cycle.