2017 BMW X3 Release Date
The next generation of the BMW X3 SUV is scheduled to arrive in 2017. The current model has been around since 2014 when it received a facelift and numerous updates. According to the Bavarian automaker, the 2017 BMW X3 will undergo an even more substantial overhaul. The brand new X3 will definitely gain new engines as well as a plug-in hybrid version.
2017 BMW X3 Changes
Among its main rivals will be the Audi Q5, another great German SUV. In order to keep pace with competition, Audi has also announced significant enhancements to come with the new Q5. Thus we might expect a fierce battle between these two models for the class-leading position. The 2017 BMW X3 is currently being developed. When it comes to exterior design, the new model will bear some resemblance to BMW’s larger crossover SUVs, such as the X5 and X6 models. Just like the all-new 2018 X4 model, the X3 will ride on a new modular platform. Despite getting a new platform and exterior styling, the vehicle’s dimensions will carry over unchanged. However, the cabin space is expected to become even more comfortable. There will be plenty of premium materials throughout the new cabin. Also, the new enhance seats will be much more comfortable compared to the current model.
It goes without saying that the BMW models offer a wide variety of powertrains to the buyers. Although the current X3 boasts a large number of four-cylinder and V6 gasoline and diesel units, its engine range is about to be expanded. Alongside these engines, the 2017 BMW X3 will be offered with new-generation three-cylinder units as well. Not only that, X3 family will include two models with an M badge. The first one will come as the 2017 BMW X3 M40i fitted with a twin-turbo V6 that generates 360 horsepower. The other one will be the 2017 BMW X3 M with the same engine that makes 422 horsepower.
2017 BMW X3 Plug-In Hybrid
But that’s not all as far as the new X3 variations are concerned. The company plans to launch the 2017 BMW X3 plug-in hybrid version as well. The gas-electric system will comprise a 2.0-liter conventional engine and an electric motor. While the gasoline unit produces 245 hp, the electric motor will make 95 hp. The system’s overall output is estimated at 300 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Its electric range will be roughly 50 km. Of course, the greatest upside of this model will be its superb fuel efficiency. The 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid model is expected to return 3.8 l/100 km.