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The New BMW X3: Sporty Design Meets Advanced Technology

  • New BMW X3 offers enhanced sporting appeal and versatility in the premium midsize segment.
  • Features new design language for a powerful and sporty look.
  • High-quality materials and BMW iDrive with Operating System 9 enhance the cabin.
  • Plug-in hybrid X3 30e xDrive has 81-90 km electric range; X3 M50 xDrive offers 398 hp.
  • Built in the USA and South Africa, launching late 2024.
  • Standard and optional semi-automated driving systems enhance safety.
  • Interior offers generous space, versatile functionality, and sustainable materials.
  • All variants feature 48V mild hybrid technology for efficiency.
  • X3 M50 xDrive combines high performance with advanced chassis technology.
  • Extensive standard features include assistance systems, climate control, and connectivity.

With greater sporting appeal, visual impact and versatility than ever, the BMW X3 stands as an exceptional all-rounder for everyday use, leisure activities and getaway trips – and marks its entrance into BMW’s core segment. A modern design language gives the fourth-generation Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) designed for premium midsize market an impressive exterior presence and dynamic grace. High-grade materials, an expanded standard specification and advanced digitalization create a luxurious ambience inside this progressive designed cabin. Driving pleasure, safety and long distance comfort all benefit from fine tuning of overall vehicle set-up as well as various semi-autonomous driving and parking systems to provide premium ambiance in this BMW X3 vehicle.

The new BMW X3 represents major advances in efficiency and dynamic performance through its diverse model lineup. BMW X3 30e xDrive features not only highly efficient petrol and diesel engines, but also an innovative plug-in hybrid system of the latest generation that gives it an electric range of between 81 to 90 kilometers (50 to 56 miles) when operating under WLTP conditions. Fuel consumption with battery empty ranges between 7.9 l/100 km [35.8 to 39.2mpg imp] (CO2 classes G-F; weighted and combined B). BMW X3 M50 xDrive M Performance model stands out from its rivals with increased drive power of 293kW/398hp and superior dynamic performance capabilities, boasting fuel consumption between 8.3-7.7L/100 km (approx. 34-36.7mpg imp); CO2 emissions range between 181-175G/km in WLTP Cycle CO2 Class(es) G-F; fuel economy between 8.3-7L/ 100Km [34-36.7 mpg imp], offering compelling proposition.

The BMW X3’s modern aesthetic and enhanced product substance provide the ideal foundation to continue its success story, which began 20 years ago. Since establishing itself in the premium midsize segment as an SAV vehicle, its steady rise to become BMW’s best-selling model was paramount in that success story’s rapid rise – going on sale across various global markets from January 2025. Produced at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg (USA) and Rosslyn (South Africa), production will commence during fourth quarter 2024 for European and North American market launches before going global thereafter.

New design language highlights distinctive proportions. A fresh take on BMW X3 exterior styling helps give its fourth generation an almost monolithic appearance with distinctive BMW X model proportions, created through generous surfaces with crisply defined lines combining to produce a clearly structured exterior that has been pared back. At 4,755 millimeters long and with 25 millimeter drop in vehicle height to 1,660mm and wider tracks this vehicle exudes power and sportiness at every angle.

The upright front end of the new BMW X3 radiates with confident presence due to the large BMW kidney grille with vertical and diagonally-arranged bars within its interior, exuding an aura of assuredness. BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting adds an eye-catching flair while L-shaped light sources produce daytime driving lights, side lights and turn signal indicators in LED headlights; daytime driving lights, side lights and turn signal indicators produced from L-shaped light sources serve daytime driving lights, side lights and turn signal indicators while adaptive LED Headlights with non-dazzling matrix high beam, urban light functions plus blue design details can also be added alongside M Shadowline lights for further refinement and visual interest.

Bold side skirts and an extended roofline define the sporty profile of this new BMW X3 M50 xDrive model’s sporty silhouette, along with prominent wheel arches featuring prominent flared wheel arches that create the impression of considerable width at the rear end. A flush-mounted rear window framed by long roof spoiler and air deflectors frames the flush-mounted window at its base – and all variants except M50xDrive come equipped with exhaust tailpipes hidden away within their rear aprons; new interpretation of T-shaped graphic features along with satinated horizontal bars featuring integral turn signal indicators make sure rear lights have modern appearance that keeps up-to-date appearance at all times.

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg models produced of the new BMW X3 will offer additional custom paint finishes including Dune Grey metallic. In addition, over 15 special BMW Individual paint options and matt shimmering Frozen options will also be offered to provide customers with even greater choice and choice when it comes to exterior colors for this car.

The BMW X3 comes standard with light alloy wheels measuring 18 inches (BMW X3 30e xDrive: 19 inches), with 20 and 21-inch items also offered as factory options. In addition, an M Sport package adds dynamic flair with features like 19-inch M light-alloy wheels as well as custom design cues to optimize airflow and aerodynamic balance; its Pro version builds upon this content by including Iconic Glow contour lighting as well as brakes sporting red painted callipers – creating an exceptional dynamic look!

Sporty Premium Ambiance and Generous Space. The cabin of the new BMW X3 seamlessly merges robust SAV functionality with ample spaciousness for optimal individual style in its premium ambiance and ambience. BMW Curved Display, BMW Interaction Bar and steering wheels featuring flat bottomed rims are among the iconic elements that define modern driver-centered BMW design in its cockpit. Other model-specific highlights of BMW X models include light elements in contrasting hues throughout the center console and door trims, providing contrast against their surroundings. This new design feature can be found nearer the driver and front passenger doors where it forms an aesthetic border around function buttons, ventilation controllers, air vents and robust door openers typically found on BMW X vehicles.

Interior style meets generous space and modern versatility in BMW X3 30e xDrive’s spacious and customizable cabin. Load space can expand from 570 to 1,700 liters; electrical trailer coupling extending and retracting is optionally available, and maximum trailer weight capacity ranges between 2,500 kilograms depending on model variant.

The new BMW X3 features as standard electrically adjustable and heated sport seats designed by Econeer with surfaces and cushioning made from secondary material, with veganza leather upholsteries available as an upgrade; BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery options can also be specified; an innovative Luxury instrument panel made of recycled polyester features high-class knitted texture as an optional extra.

Plug-in hybrid with significantly extended electric range. The drive system in the BMW X3 30e xDrive plug-in hybrid comprises of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine coupled with an electric motor integrated in an eight-speed Steptronic transmission for up to 220kW/299 HP in total system output.

Helped by BMW eDrive technology and adaptive recuperation, the BMW X3 30e xDrive achieves an electric range of between 81 to 90 kilometers in the WLTP cycle – much further than what its predecessor could deliver. Standard AC charging at 11kW AC charger allows convenient AC charging; Connected Home Charging allows smart charging options as well.

BMW X3 M50 xDrive boasts outstanding performance characteristics. As its range-topping model, this BMW X3 features the most powerful six-cylinder inline petrol engine ever seen on an M Performance vehicle: 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo unit is linked with 48V mild hybrid technology for maximum output of 293kW/398hp delivered through eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive; this powerful unit accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62mph) within just 4.6 seconds!

This powerful powertrain comes together with custom chassis technology to produce an exceptionally agile, dynamic, and precise driving experience. Standard features of M Sport suspension include variable sport steering with variable sport brakes. 20″ M light alloy wheels feature M Sport differential integrated into rear axle for improved handling precision while adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers is an optional extra. Design elements specific to BMW M models including an M kidney grille featuring horizontal bars and Iconic Glow contour lighting as well as four exhaust tailpipes give this vehicle a bold presence as the most powerful version of new BMW X3 series.

Systematic electrification for both gasoline and diesel engines, eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive come as standard features in the BMW X3. 48V mild hybrid technology gives all variants of the BMW X3 enhanced efficiency and rapid power delivery; for instance the 2.0L four-cylinder petrol unit in the BMW X3 20 xDrive model uses this to generate up to 153kW/208hp and achieve an acceleration time from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) acceleration time of 7.8 seconds!

BMW X3 20d xDrive features a four-cylinder diesel engine displacing 2.0 liters with average fuel consumption between 6.5-5.8 L/100 km (42-57.5 MPPG imp), CO2 emissions between 171-153g/km in WLTP cycle and CO2 Classes F-E for optimal CO2 emission levels, maximum output of 145kW/197hp with sprint time from zero to 100 km/h (62.1mph). A six cylinder in-line engine will join this lineup sometime before 2025 summer.

All power units connect to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel as standard. A Sport Boost function offers exceptionally quick bursts of speed for M Sport packages and M50 xDrive models; additionally all variants benefit from fully variable distribution of drive power via BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system as standard.

Agility and ride comfort step up their game. All BMW X3 variants boast driving qualities which demonstrate marked improvements in agility, cornering stability and long distance comfort over its predecessor model. At its heart is a body with decreased weight but increased rigidity, as well as wider rear track for greater maneuverability, as well as high-grade chassis components and control systems optimized specifically for this model. Modifications to the kinematic and elastokinematic properties of both double-joint spring strut front axle and five-link rear axle have increased precision when turning corners, while an increase of 19 percent to the steering axle’s caster offset provides improved straight line stability. Near-actuator wheel slip limitation as well as integrated braking technology also come standard as part of chassis technology’s standard package.

Customers looking for even greater dynamic prowess may select from among a selection of suspension upgrades available through M Sport; M Sport steering and M Sport brakes come standard on the BMW X3 M50 xDrive). Furthermore, an adaptive suspension feature also adds further dynamics while increasing ride comfort – sharpening agility while offering extra ride comfort at once.

The BMW X3 features both Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant as standard features, providing access to semi-automated driving and parking functions. Incorporating standard features like front collision warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info as well as Lane Change Warning and manual Speed Limit Assist via its Driving Assistant feature; additionally it comes equipped with Reversing Assist Camera as a part of its Parking Assistant package – giving it even greater potential in semi-autonomous driving situations.

At the top of this list of optional systems are Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Speed Limit Assist, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and Parking Assistant Professional; each providing automatic speed limit enforcement as well as route speed regulation when used together. In addition, Smartphone can also be used for controlling parking maneuvers remotely using Parking Assistant Professional.

Standard specifications designed to promote comfort and driving enjoyment: more generous standard specification compared with outgoing model These features include three-zone automatic climate control, acoustic glazing, Comfort Access and automatic tailgate operation; as well as electric folding mirror mechanisms and alarm system and BMW Live Cockpit Plus equipped with cloud navigation service BMW Maps. The BMW X3 features standard ambient lighting featuring Welcome and Goodbye Animations; an ambient tray including wireless smartphone charging capability; Bluetooth interface; four USB-C ports, 12V power outlets in both center console and luggage compartment; as well as four USB-A ports – as standard equipment.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional enhances not only the BMW Head-Up Display but also offers Augmented View functionality in the control display, along with equipment packages available to tailor customization of cars more closely to individual customer preferences. The Premium Package features lumbar support, the Harman Kardon surround sound system, Travel & Comfort System and Adaptive LED Headlights; while the Comfort Package adds sun blinds for rear side windows as well as active seat ventilation in front and heating in rear seating positions. On the options list you’ll also find a fixed panoramic glass sunroof featuring an expansive transparent surface without cross struts to break it up, steering wheel heating, sun protection glass in the rear, preheating function, as well as pre-heating function for winter driving conditions. Plus, BMW IconicSounds Electric for unique audio effects is part of this new BMW X3 30e xDrive vehicle!

BMW Operating System 9, BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and BMW Digital Premium are standard on every BMW X3. For intuitive yet easy control, BMW’s latest version of iDrive with QuickSelect provides intuitive access, featuring vertically aligned function icons on one level home page display. QuickSelect provides direct activation of functions without entering submenus, making the new BMW iDrive highly intuitive for touch and voice control, running on BMW Operating System 9 to enable customization and enable additional digital services over-the-air via BMW ConnectedDrive Upgrades or through third-party apps offered as part of BMW Digital Premium package.

BMW Digital Premium provides in-car access to apps available in each country on a subscription basis, including music and video streaming via DTS AutoStage Video Service powered by TiVo(tm). Furthermore, BMW’s control display provides access to DTS AutoStage Video Service powered by TiVo(tm). The video app in the BMW X3 provides customers with access to an expansive library and streaming services, and includes AirConsole gaming platform’s popular quiz “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. BMW Digital Premium provides additional data usage coverage for digital services offered. In addition to expanding navigation system functions and providing My Modes customization and Welcome/Goodbye Animation selection options, BMW Digital Premium allows digital payment of parking fees directly from within your vehicle in certain countries.

Smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay(r) and Android Auto(tm) comes standard on every BMW X3, making the user experience personalize-able through BMW ID and My BMW App. Furthermore, My BMW App enables setting up BMW Digital Key Plus ultra-wideband radio technology compatible smartphones running iOS or Android OS or an Apple Watch using My BMW App.

All figures pertaining to performance, fuel/electric power consumption and emissions are estimates and should not be relied upon as being authoritative sources. All model variants, equipment features and technical data used here pertain only to offerings available in Germany; dimensions and measurements refer only to vehicles equipped with basic configuration in this market – these may differ depending on wheel/tyre size selection or additional options purchased.

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