Fuel economy numbers aren’t available yet, but the outgoing X3 xDrive35i with a 300-horsepower version of the 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder and eight-speed automatic gearbox carried a 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway ratings. It won’t be too surprising if the X3 M40i returns similar levels of efficiency.
BMW’s base offering, the X3 xDrive30i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 252 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It can hit 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds and offers a top speed of 149 mph. The base price for the crossover starts at $43,445.
The new X3 is slightly larger and roomier than its predecessor, as you’d perhaps expect, but more importantly, it feels a more mature vehicle to drive, quieter and more composed on the road, and laden with BMW’s latest technology. You can tell this is a product that’s now core to the BMW brand.
The interior as a whole displays exceptional material quality, fit, and finish, with carefully thought ergonomics. One example here is the storage concept, which offers more storage space than ever before and ensures it is easier to access.