The BMW X3 has been an admired all-rounder at all times for daily life. It is one of the highest-selling models in the BMW lineup because it is a blend of efficiency, versatility, comfort, and BMW driving dynamics. It was recently refurbished for the model year 2015, and it enjoyed delicate styling upgrades to imitate the freshest designs of BMW. In addition, a novel four-cylinder diesel also joined the array.
However, the 2017 BMW X3 is expected to be completely redesigned and it will involve upgraded power, an innovative modular design that would perk up the comfort and the interior space, and the most modern BMW technology. It is also expected to come with a plug-in hybrid variant, which is on the way. While the present 2015 X3 effortlessly meets the needs of most people, it is expected that the 2017 model X3 will also go beyond those needs to become a powerful rival for its major class competitors, like Land Rover Evoque and Audi Q5.
2017 BMW X3 Changes, Exterior
The next gen X3 looks to be fairly similar to the present X3, but there are some notable changes in its external styling. It comes with a redesigned front fascia where the lower part of the front grille will get a small insert, instead of a small opening in the current X3. The lower aperture in the face carries the similar shape as that of the present X3, but the air vents beneath the fog lights seem to be rectangular and smaller when compared to the circular form in the existing X3. The headlamps are also small in size and they will not extend to the fenders similar to those of the departing X3.
The new model X3 comes with the same rear glass and A-pillars as those of its predecessor, but the upper body stripes seem to be milder. The lowest body stripe on the doors seems to project from the body more than the existing X3.
At the back, the rear spoiler assumes the same design as that of the present X3 model, the tail lamps lights are obviously faked, and if they are not counterfeited, they have been customized to mask their factual look. The tail lamps do hint toward having lucid lenses and maybe, they will not cover around the back parts as much as those on the present model will.
2017 BMW X3 Interior
BMW remains tight-lipped about the interior styling. However, it is expected that the dashboard will be slightly elevated above the instrument cluster, just like in the present model. The interior A-pillar looks as if it may boast a petite speaker about halfway up. The new model X3 would also come with the same instrument cluster, but its infotainment screen would likely to grow by a minimum of an inch. The 2017 model X3 is anticipated to be constructed on the CLAR platform, which would allow it to continue with the analogous passenger space and cargo space. There may be a slight increase in the legroom and hip room.
From reliable sources, it is expected that the 2017 model X3 will be powered by the same engines that powered the existing X3. If it becomes true, it 3 would get two petrol engines and one diesel engine.
The first engine option will be a four-banger, turbocharged engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters to offer the next generation BMW X3 the maximum power of 240 ponies.
The second optional engine will also be a turbocharged engine with the capacity of 3.0 liters that generates the highest power of 300 horses.
The diesel engine that will be a four-cylinder turbocharged engine to deliver the vehicle with the required power of 180 horsepower.
These 2017 BMW X3 engines make the new X3 attain the velocity from the stationary mode to the 60 mph velocity in 6.2 seconds and will assist it to attain the top speed of 155 mph. So far, no transmission system has been decided by BMW.
Date of release and price
As German manufacturers has not yet confirmed the 2017 BMW X3 release date and price, it is expected that the new X3 will hit the market during late 2016. Regarding pricing, there will not be much fluctuation between the current and the present X3. However, the base price is estimated to be $ 40,000.
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