2017 BMW X3 Release Date, News, Specs – The new 2017 BMW X3 is an excellent, if somewhat pricey, choice for a luxury crossover SUV. With its wide-ranging talents, top-notch crash-test scores, generous passenger and cargo volume, a broad selection of engines, and a high-quality cabin, the 2017 BMW X3 is a solid choice for buyers in the segment. Its release is slated for mid-next year, at least according to industry pundits.
Given the new X3 is in its seventh year of production, the changes and the mild redesigns are something worth waiting for, and it does so without breaking a sweat. To be quite frank, the X3 is virtually faultless, and the only one you can find is the pricey sticker price which is estimated at a whopping $42,450 for the X3 Diesel and $38,950 for the SUV. But what do you expect when such a vehicle lacks any cons, eh?
The 2017 model doesn’t feature any significant changes over the previous model, as the previous model came with substantial changes that covered almost all its facets. The changes especially those made on is front fascia made it look as a downsized BMW X5. Others include a new addition to the existing color palette.
Despite its age in the segment, the X3 hasn’t aged a day and seems to have even gotten better juts like a good wine. The existing competition will undoubtedly have a hard time catching up but in overall, the vantage held by the X3 over its competitors is quite enormous.
The competition in the segment is nevertheless high-octane. Some of the rivals here include the 2017 Porsche Macan – it offers hatchback-style cargo volume and plenty of sporty amenities. BMW’s own 2017 Q5 although similarly aged, is a fine alternative when it comes to the intricate blend of comfort and performance.
The 2017 Acura RDX is also another formidable alternative which offers more value, space, and is generous in terms of the features and technologies offered. Meanwhile, both the 2017 Lexus NX and the 2017 Volvo XC60 offer a stylish, slick and impeccably trimmed cabin, and a family-friendly cabin.
Trims Available – BMW X3
The SUV is available in only four trims: xDrive35i, xDrive28d, xDrive28i, and the base sDrive28i.
Interior Review & 2017 BMW X3 Exterior Dimensions
The base sDrive28i offers auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, “SensaTec” premium leatherette upholstery, automatic wipers, 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED foglamps, rear privacy glass, ambient lighting, a touchpad controller, HD and satellite radio, driver memory settings, a nine-speaker sound system, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, a CD player, auxiliary audio input, the iDrive electronics interface, and automatic headlights.
The only difference between the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i is the latter’s addition of hill-descent control, and an all-wheel drive. The xDrive28d, on the other hand, adds a diesel powerplant option.
Finally, the xDrive35i boast of a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, adaptive xenon headlights, a more powerful engine, a panoramic sunroof, and an adaptive LED taillights.
The optional Premium package tacks on a four-way power lumbar support, an enhanced driver information display, retractable headlight washer system, satellite radio, a hands-free tailgate, BMW Remote Services, a heated steering wheel, a leather upholstery, heated rear and front seats, smartphone app integration, adaptive suspension dampers, and a larger central iDrive screen.
The M Sport package offers an eight-speed sport transmission system, a special interior trim, 19-inch wheels, sport front seats, and an aerodynamic body kit.
Price & 2017 BMW X3 Release Date
Its release should be expected mid-next year. And as already mentioned above, the X3 SUV will cost you about $38,950, and $42,450 for the X3 Diesel.
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
2017 BMW X3 Engine Specs
Both the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i come standard with a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine under their hoods. The power generated – 240 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the wheels via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission system. It only requires you about 6.8 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph with the xDrive28i.
Next up is the xDrive28d which comes fitted with a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0L diesel engine beneath its hood. An output of about 180 hp and 280 lbs. ft. of torque is generated. According to BMW, the model should return 27/34/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Lastly, the xDrive35i gets a turbocharged inline-6 3.0L engine good for 300 hp and 300 pounds-feet of torque. The fuel economy ratings are quite frugal with this model – 19/27/22 mpg.
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