The newest 2020 BMW X3 is one of the coolest small SUV on the market. It offers attractive design mixed with a luxurious interior. Also, the safety of this model is great and we will see many new techs installed with this one.
It also comes with two engine options and there are some speculations that this year version will get a new engine that will be all electric. With its affordable price, this model will rival Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and the new redesigned Acura RDX.
2020 BMW X3 exterior look
The new generation of the BWW X3 is more attractive than the previous one and offers a much better look. Also, the upcoming 2020 BMW X3 in size is actually a little bigger than the first-generation BMW X5. This year model will get a more stylish wheel of 20- or optional 21-inch. The handling of this SUV is also better.
However, most of the changes will be seen on the front of the car. The new headlights system is installed and grille will get some changes that will look better. Moreover, the X3 M40i will get more aggressive sheet metal, with deeper front and rear bumpers, body-color side-sill extensions, and more aggressive wheel-and-tire combinations. However, the X3e model will steal all attractiveness and it offers bigger grille and more aggressive front with some blue lines that will separate this model from the rest in the line.
2020 BMW X3 cabin is tech-rich
The interior design of the 2020 BMW X3 will keep the same aesthetic lines as the previous model. The cabin is rich and the new model will be made by many quality materials. Furthermore, the standard model X3 sDrive30i comes nicely equipped and buyers will get features like 3 zone climate control, the new iDrive infotainment system with 10.25-inch screen, virtual cockpit, 10-way-power front seats, power tailgate, and standard parking sensors. Also, with the standard equipment comes the mighty 12-speaker/205-watt AM/FM/HD Radio, however, the Apple CarPlay integration is optional and it cost extra $300.
Moreover, the higher trims will include a Driver Assistance Plus package. This package will add adaptive cruise control, active lane-keeping assist, and other active-safety features. Also, the higher models will be available with premium Harman/Kardon audio system, wireless phone charger, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
The 2020 BMW X3 is a comfortable compact SUV that offers a roomy cabin with two rows o seating. It provides to the driver and front passenger plenty of space. Furthermore, the rear-seat passengers will also find good legroom as the headroom. As for the cargo area, there’s room for small items.
2020 BMW X3 under the hood
The new model 2020 BMW X3 will be available with two engine options. The models X3 sDrive30i and xDrive30i will be equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 248 horsepower. These two models are available either with rear wheel drive system or all-wheel drive. The EPA city/highway fuel economy of these models are also good 23/30 mpg (RWD) and 22/29 mpg (AWD).
The second one engine is lying under the hood of the X3 M40i model. This engine is 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that makes 355 horsepower and is connected to the 8 -speed automatic transmission as the first one. However, this model will be only offered with AWD system. The EPA city/highway fuel economy of this one is 20/27 mpg.
2020 BMW X3e will be all electric
There are also rumors that the new X3 model will get one more engine that will be all electric. The X3e model or also called iX3 will share the platform and most components from the BMW “i” lineup.
From the same sources, this model will get a powerful 70-kWh battery. Also, the engine will be strong enough to deliver 300 HP and gives with the fully charged battery 400 km range, which converts to around 249 miles. More information about this model will be available soon.
2020 BMW X3 price and release date
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail price of the 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i model starts at $42,000, while xDrive30i is priced $44,000. The more powerful X3 M40i is more expensive and it starts at $55,000. As for the price of the X3e or iX3 model, it will be priced somewhere between the base and top-end X3 trim levels. Furthermore, some of the websites are putting the starting price of this model $50,000.