2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW X3 will be significantly redesigned, and changes will include almost every segment of the vehicle. German producer originally started the production of the X3 back in 2003. First major redesign and the end of first generation was in 2010, and new gen, third, will start with 2017 BMW X3, which shows us consistence in generation circle which lasts for 7 straight years. Bavarian compact crossover has always been one of the top SUVs from its category, and in order to keep up with that paste it needs to be improving constantly.

2017 BMW X3 Front

2017 BMW X3 changes

First, 2017 BMW X3 will be built on a new, advanced BMW’s 35up platform. This architecture switch will provide few other conveniences, such as more interior space and reduced weight. It is expected for new X3 to lose approximately 200 pounds, compared to the previous gen model. New BMW X3’s platform is stiffer than the old one, which will provide more safety for the passengers. Even though this model got highest rates for their security and safety measures, these innovations show us how much the producer pays attention to this segment, and the reliability of its vehicles.

Beside safety, new construction will also influence the ride quality, regardless of weather and terrain conditions. When it comes to interior, we can expect couple of new things, such as redesigned seats and upgraded features. In order to provide max functionality next-gen BMW X3 seats will be both slimmer and lighter with reclining (front and rear) and fold-flat (rear) possibility. As we stated earlier, space-efficiency of the 2017 BMW X3 will be noticeable when it comes to cargo space, too, since the new generation offer more options for its usage as well as more room overall.

New exterior features for 2017 BMW X3 will include bigger sunroof, larger brakes, larger wheels, aerodynamic wheel covers available in the BMW’s X5, while X-line and M Sport equipment packages will also be offered.

2017 BMW X3 Interior

2017 BMW X3 engine upgrades

Looks like the changes that will be made under the hood of 2017 BMW X3 will be most surprising. The popular three-cylinder engine will probably be left out from the production, in favor of more efficient power units. Although it is still early to give precise information, some sourced revealed what we can expect from the X3’s engines.

As expected, diesel engines will be included in the offer, and the word is that we can expect 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel and 3.0-liter inline-6 unit in both diesel and petrol variants. This change will result in 10% better fuel economy. On the other hand, when it comes to power of the 2017 X3, Bavarian producer will make some enhancements in that area, too. New power units will have approximately 15 horsepower more than the previous ones, as well as more torque. Hybrid variant of the 2017 X3 will also be available, with 2.0-liter petrol engine (240-hp) and electric motor (95-hp). According to some rumors, BMW will offer two new high-performance models, including BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M.

2017 BMW X3 Rear

2017 BMW X3 competition

Beside Mercedes GLK and Audi Q5, which are marked as primary rivals of the 2017 BMW X3, popular SUV will also compete against Volvo XC60, Land Rover’s Evoque and Acura RDX.

 2017 BMW X3 price and release

2017 BMW X3 will be released late on 2016, or, perhaps, even early on 2017. However the new-gen X3’s pricing will not stay the same, but the increase will not be major. Expect the base price to start around $40,000, or couple of hundreds under that point.

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