2018 Auto Expo: New BMW X3 Breaks Cover Ahead Of Launch


The 2018 BMW X3 gets updated exterior, revised interior and added equipment level; could use 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines when it goes on sale

The BMW X3 is one of the important models for the German luxury automaker in terms of sales numbers. It is the main reason why we are getting a brand new version as soon as possible and on the outset looks promising to raise up to the level of competition currently being endured in its segment. Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 BMW X3:

2018 BMW X3 Exterior and Design

The new generation BMW X3 has had changes to body panels, front grille, front splitter in the lower portion, tail lights and the headlamps as it has come about to replicate the success of its predecessor. It is an evolution of the outgoing model rather than a complete overhaul visually.

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BMW-X3-6.jpgIt has sharper signature kidney grille that is placed in between the sleeker headlamps while there is curvier bodywork as the roofline inclines to the rear end. On top of that, you will find the traditional shark fin antenna as the rear winds down to the glass frame before becoming upright to complete the bumper.

A mono exhaust system placed on either side of the diffuser assembly is also present. The other important modifications are roof-mounted spoiler and panoramic glass sunroof.

BMW-X3-3.jpg2018 BMW X3 Interior and Features

The X3 boasts new features such as three-zone automatic climate control system and reclining and adjustable 40:20:40 seat backs apart from front ventilated seats, larger head-up display, new ambient lighting, M Sport packages with visual and interior revisions. It also comes with gesture controls – first debuted in the latest 7-Series – allowing buyers to perform tasks directed toward the 10.25-inch touchscreen.

BMW-X3-4.jpg2018 BMW X3 Key Rivals

The new version of the potent SUV competes against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5.

2018 BMW X3 Engine, Specs and Performance

Engine 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder
Power 190 bhp at 4,000 rpm
Torque 400 Nm at 1,750 rpm
Transmission eight-speed automatic

The new generation model rides on the brand’s new lightweight rear-wheel drive platform. It is 100 kilograms lighter and has become more fuel efficient than its predecessor. The engines lineup includes a variety of options such as the 2.0-litre four-pot petrol and diesel motors along with plug-in hybrid and performance-based 3.0-litre turbo-six delivering over 360 hp. India could use the same 2.0-litre diesel engine with slight hike in power. A petrol mill from the existing portfolio could be added too at a later time.

BMW-X3-5.jpg2018 BMW X3 India Price

2018 BMW X3 India Price  Rs. 48-55 lakh (expected)

For the Indian market, BMW retails the X3 under three variants as the base xDrive 20d Expedition costs Rs. 46.90 lakh, xDrive 20d xLine at Rs. 53.50 lakh and the xDrive 30d M Sport priced at Rs. 59.90 lakh (all ex-showroom prices, Delhi). Expect the new model to be priced a bit higher.

2018 BMW X3 India Launch

2018 BMW X3 India Launch  Sometime This Year

Expect the new-gen X3 to arrive at our domestic market in the due course of this year, having made its debut at the ongoing 2018 Auto Expo.

2018 BMW X3 Images At Auto Expo