The Bavarian brand is pretty proud of its third generation X3 sports utility vehicle or the fact it’s being produced in the United States – along with the X5 and X6 and soon the X7.
The company is showing the third-generation X3 in new videos, as the premium SUV needs to get things rolling to better paint the new generation picture – not just appear in still images. It doesn’t look all that different from the previous X3, though there are sizeable differences – the issue is people might mistake it for the X5 (which is good) or for the smaller X1 (which is bad). There are of course many differences from the predecessor – it has grown in size, but it’s actually lighter by 121 pounds (55 kilograms) and even has a segment topping drag coefficient of only 0.29. other new perks include larger 18 inch becoming standard, a rear-biased configuration of the xDrive system, an numerous tech goodies.
Inside we can mention the 10.25-inch touchscreen and a new head-up display 75 percent larger than before. The US buyers will only get the xDrive30i and M40i models in the beginning, but Europeans get a larger choosing base with entry sDrive20i with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline unit good for 184 hp (135 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm), or the same with xDrive. BMW will also sell on the Old Continent the xDrive20d with 2.0-liter packing 190 hp (140 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) or the feisty xDrive30d with its 3.0-liter six-cylinder good for 265 hp (195 kW) and a blast of 457 lb-ft (620 Nm).