The forthcoming 2019 BMW X3 is an all-around compact SUV. It combines luxury and versatility so well and it offers an efficient choice of engines. The exterior looks very dynamic and the new model will look even better. There will be three different model, an xLine, Luxury Line and M Sport. The front end is equipped with the latest LED technology, the sloping roof is looking gorgeous and the rear end looks astonishing. The cabin is very modern and quiet. Whether you want an SUV for family-purpose or for hauling stuff, X3 is the right choice.
The 2019 X3 will get plenty of updates. For the start, this SUV is both lighter and faster than its predecessor. Efficiency is better than ever and plenty of new safety systems are in the offer as well. The new BMW X3 will cost slightly higher than the last year’s model which is the only logical outcome. The main rivals are Mercedes-Benz GLC Class, Audi Q5, and Range Rover Evoque.
2019 BMW X3 exterior design and M Sport package
We like how every new X3 model looks better and better. The 2019 BMW X3 will get some serious refreshments in all of the exterior departments. The front end sports larger kidney grille with more chrome surroundings. LED headlights will be standard now, just like the LED foglamps. The hood lines are slightly extended and are looking sharper. The rear will remain the same as the only change is a slightly bubblier design approach, but generally, everything will stay intact.
If you opt for the standard 2019 BMW X3 xLine model it adds matt aluminum materials around the grille and side windows. Skid plates are in the offer as standard too. Luxury line models will replace that matt aluminum materials with a more premium chrome material. Both models are coming with the 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels.
The M Sport package adds more aerodynamics, new suspension, new brakes and the new exhaust system. The graphics with this package are on another level and the 21-inch wheels are looking superb.
2019 BMW X3 interior features 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
The interior of the all-new 2019 BMW X3 is driver-focused as each and every interior before. Unlike its predecessor, the forthcoming X3 comes with a sloped dash, instead of flatter variant. The lines on the dash are smooth and the edges are sharp. The HVAC vents are larger and as we wrote, all of the buttons and controls are angled toward the driver. The 10.2-inch touchscreen is a standard now, finally. The seats are available in the same design as before. Sadly, the rear seats are still without a side support.
The rear door panels are the same as the front ones. Moreover, folding the rear seats flat will expand the cargo area front 19.40 cubic-feet to 56.5 cubic feet. The steering wheel is all-new and it adds slightly more buttons. The controls in the center stack for the infotainment system and HVAC are now slightly smaller and the arrangement is different.
With the newest 2019 BMW X3 one can opt for the optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, ambient air package or tri-zone climate control. Carpet illumination is the latest feature and it adds something special to an already nice-looking interior.
The front seat legroom is rated at 41.1 inches, while the rear seats are providing 39.1 inches of legroom. The headroom is also slightly higher up front because of the sloping roofline.
2019 BMW X3 engine and fuel economy
The approaching 2019 BMW X3 model will offer two drivetrain choices. There are so many options you can choose, from the diesel and petrol units to the xDrive20d and xDrive30d models. The 20d models will get a 2.0-liter engine that produces 190 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. This unit provides great fuel economy and it reaches from 0 to 62 mph in eight seconds. Moreover, the top speed is set at 132 mph. If this is not enough for you then opt for the xDrive30d model and get yourself a 258 HP and 455 lb-ft of torque.
The top speed and acceleration are slightly higher, but the fuel economy will be lower. The customers can choose an optional all-wheel-drive configuration, or stay with the standard two-wheel drive setup. A 3.0-liter engine with six-cylinder can burst up to 355 HP and 368 lb-ft of torque. This drivetrain sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds which a significant improvement. Again, on the other hand, the fuel economy will drop to 34 mpg combined. All of the units are using an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 BMW X3 price and release date
The 2019 BMW X3 will hit the markets around November this year. However, the German carmaker is still quiet about the pricing details. The current model starts at $40,000 so expect a slight price increase. If you opt for the xDrive35i model, you’ll have to pay at least $47,500. The main competitors are the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC 300 and Range Rover Evoque.