June 26, 2017, at a special event in the United States, the official presentation of the new BMW X3 crossover of the third generation in a body with the index G01. The world premiere of the car will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
New model BMW X3 2017-2018 had an evolutionary design that allows you to accurately understand what kind of cars in front of us. First of all, this has been achieved due to the window sill line which has a characteristic slope in the rear pillars inherent “Three X” from the time of the first generation of the car.
It is noteworthy that in the predecessor X3 G01 after a restyling appeared head optics adjacent to the “nostrils” radiator grille, which then began to be used on other models of the company. And here on such an option, it was decided to abandon in favor of completely different front headlights, the shape of which resembles a younger “one”.
The radiator grille on the new BMW X3 2018 has become larger and heavier bumpers. The line immediately appeared “warmed” modification M40i, which emit special design wheels and a modified design of the front and rear bumpers. In the latter, there flaunt two rectangular pipe exhaust system.
Crossover salon began to look more solid and richer. Still, from now on he was very similar to the interior of the “five”. Here, similar wheel and instrument panel, which is an extra charge can be completely digital, the same architecture of the center console, which is located above the screen multimedia system that supports the management of gestures.
BMW X3 2017 in the new G01 body became larger, and in size, it surpassed not only the car of the former generation but also a model of the first generation X5. It is allowed to make the interior more spacious, and in the base of the back of the sofa backrest folded in the ratio of 40:20:40, plus have the ability to adjust the angle.
It was known in advance, in the car framework laid down CLAR modular chassis, which has already produced a model of the BMW 5-Series flagship sedan BMW 7. The front suspension is double wishbone and rear – 5. In this case, the bellows are not offered, even for a fee, even though classmates from the German trio they are.
Overall length of the new BMW X3 2017 is 4716 mm (+ 59), the magnitude of the wheelbase is 2 864 (+ 54), the width – 1 897 Height – 1676, the ground clearance (clearance) declared by the manufacturer at 204 millimeters, and trunk volume varies from 550 to 1600 liters.
Despite increased size, engineers have been able to reduce the weight of the model for 55 kg, plus was significantly reduced aerodynamic drag coefficient, which is now equal to 0.29 against 0.36 previously. As for the powertrain lineup for the X3, it initially it included only three engines, but gradually it will expand.
So far, the range is represented by a 2.0-liter diesel engine capacity of 190 hp on xDrive20d, and 265-strong “six” volume of 3.0 liters xDrive30d modification. The petrol variant – a “heated” BMW X3 M40i, equipped with a turbocharged row “six” new modular family of B58.
This gives 360 “horses” and 500 Nm of torque at the peak, providing a model acceleration from zero to hundreds of 4.8 seconds (maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h). Transmission for all engines – 8-band automatic and the actuator – xDrive multi-plate clutch with the front axle connection. At the same time in America will sell RWD sDrive20i variant.
Later there will be petrol xDrive20i version with a two-liter “turbo” at 184 hp and forced to 252 forces version of the same engine in the xDrive30i. The longer term provides the appearance of a hybrid version of the “third X” and full of “charged” modification X3 M, which earlier in the series never was.
Configuration and price
Already in the base car has a diode optics and 18-inch wheels, as an option available to the steering rack with variable tooth pitch, adaptive dampers, a sports M-suspension, ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control, Ionizer and Air flavoring function of distribution Wi-Fi ten devices, and so forth.
In addition, security systems appeared list Lane Departure Warning system and traffic signs, as well as automatic securing a predetermined band (running at speeds up to 210 km/h), and future electronics teach also reconstructed by the signal indicator.