2018 BMW X3 – Writing reviews for cars you haven’t driven is another thing, but writing for cars that you’ve actually had the pleasure of test driving is enthralling to say the least. The 2018 BMW X3 is among those that we’ve fondled over the asphalt and I dare say it should be on anyone’s shopping list for those looking for a compact luxury SUV. It offers a seamless driving quality that can handle both your luxury and practical aspirations.
2018 BMW X3 USA Release Date & Price
BMW has managed to dodge our questions regarding the BMW X3 2018 release date for some time now. Nevertheless, sources privy of the X3 say that the vehicle will probably make it to dealerships sometime in the first quarter of 2018. Pricing details are out, and BMW says the base X3 SUV price starts from an MSRP of $38,000 and $42,000 for the X3 Diesel.
Release Date: the first quarter of 2018
Just like Christians believe Jesus is the light of the world, the new 2018 BMW X3 is certainly the light of the compact luxury crossover world. While some quarters may argue the latter statement is subjective, the vehicle under review nonetheless is undoubtedly an excellent vehicle that sets the bar for the rest of the segment. In fact, it’s quite troublesome to find any fault with this crossover other than the relatively high price point. The value proposition makes sense, after all, it lacks any gripes.
Some of the attributes that highlight the BMW X3 2018 include a generous passenger and cargo volume, strong performance and fuel economy, improved dimensions, top-notch crash-test scores, super handling and razor-sharp steering, and a high-quality cabin.
For a car that is already “A” rated by most popular automotive measures, BMW still went into great lengths to further this appeal by offering several refreshments on several facets meant to burnish its appeal. The headlights and taillights have been reworked and now appear as if a sword-wielding Samurai was the one tasked with curving out the edges.
Beneath the hood, the new BMW X3 comes with three engines: a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 240 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque; a 180-horsepower – generating turbocharged four-cylinder diesel 2.0L engine; and a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine good for 300 horsepower.
The 2018 BMW X3 interior, is something writing home about. Even in its existing form, it is still a benchmark-setter but BMW had to further its assault on its competition by bettering it even more. In all fairness, the competition has a long way before it catches up to the flawless BMW X3 2018. ‘Hot on its wheels’ are vehicles such as the 2018 Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and 2018 Acura RDX.
2018 BMW X3 News of Interior & Exterior Redesigns
Four trims levels are offered for the 2018 BMW X3: xDrive28d, xDrive28i, sDrive28i, and xDrive35i. Some of the standard features available for the BMW X3 sDrive28i include automatic wipers, eighteen-inch wheels, an automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, eight-way power front seats, roof rails, premium vinyl upholstery, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic headlights, ambient interior lighting, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, a nine-speaker sound system, and a split-folding rear seat.
Springing for the xDrive35i model adds adaptive xenon headlights, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED taillights, and hill descent control.
Options available include a satellite and HD radio, a panoramic sunroof, a retractable washer system, a hands-free power tailgate, keyless ignition and entry, smartphone app integration, an enhanced driver information display, a larger central iDrive screen, heated front and rear seats, a leather upholstery, and all the contents of the M Sport package.
2018 BMW X3 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2018 BMW X3 are three engines all of which are hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system and a stop-start system that saves fuel by halting the engine whenever the car comes to a standstill. In BMW speak, the xDrive connotes an all-wheel drive and sDrive a rear-wheel drive system.
The BMW X3 sDrive28i comes with a 240-horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged engine; the xDrive28d comes with a 180-horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and lastly, but certainly not the least, is a 300-horsepower – generating 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine.
2018 Nissan 370Z Changes and Specs
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.4 in. (183.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.1 in. (74.1 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 27.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4030 lbs.
Top Speed: 127 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 19/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black, Melbourne Red Metallic, Mineral Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
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