2017. will begin selling the new generation of the BMW X3 SUV models. The current model is on the market since 2014. Then this attractive crossover model, refreshed and upgraded. People from the company announced that they did not say everything about this vehicle. The 2017 BMW X3 will be more streamlined and with a number of improvements. What is certain, the new X3 will offer greater choice of powertrains, as well as plug-in hybrid version of the model.
2017 BMW X3 Changes
The main competitor in the market, is another German SUV, the Audi Q5. Audi company, for a new generation Q5 models, also prepared by advancing and improving. Thus, these two models, continue the race for supremacy in the market. 2017 BMW X3 has already embarked on the process of development. Also, for the new model, is preparing a new design. According to some information, the design of the new X3 is based on the design of larger crossover SUV models from BMW pallets, X5 and X6 models.
The company’s modular platform, on which is based the new 2018 X4 model, will be the basis for the new X3 model. New design, new platform, but the dimensions unchanged. Despite, the same size, cabin space will be more comfortable. In addition, for making the interior will be used better and more modern materials. Another novelty are the new, improved and more comfortable seats.
All models, BMW company, are offering with very wide range of powertrains. Although the current X3 model offers a large number of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as the six-cylinder engine, the company wants to expand the offer. 2017 BMW X3, in addition to these engines, will offer a three-cylinder engines of the new generation. Also, the offer will be extended with models with M label, in two versions. The first version is the 2017 BMW X3 M40i, which will possess six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with a power output of 360 hp. Another version is the 2017 BMW X3 M, with the same engine, but greater power of 422 hp.
2017 BMW X3 Plug-In Hybrid
When it comes to expanding range of models, M models are not only one, which will offer the new X3 model. Specifically, the company plans to offer the 2017 BMW X3 plug-in hybrid version of the model. The hybrid system will form 2.0 L petrol engine, aided by an electric motor. Engine output is the 245 hp, while the electric motor power 95 hp. The total power is the estimated at 300 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The autonomy of the vehicle, the electric car is approximately 50 km. What rejoices, potential customers, is exceptional fuel economy. Estimated fuel consumption, the new 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid models is 3.8 l / 100 km.