If you need a family-friendly compact crossover and you have some extra money, we have great news for you because the luxurious 2016 BMW X3 arrives on the market soon. This classy car is built primarily for the European market, but since it is an outstanding vehicle, BMW decided to expand the new BMW X3 2016 on the American market as well. More than 40,000 vehicles have been sold since this luxury crossover SUV was first launched in 2013, and the company claims that this time they expect to sell even a greater number of vehicles.
2016 BMW X3 redesign
The newcomer is expected to arrive on the market with same exterior design as before. The new model is instantly recognizable as a member of the successful BMW X family and reduces more impressive figure on the road. When it comes to the front lights, there will be LED headlights with adaptive bi-xenon headlight support. Thanks to its compact form, the new BMW X3 has the same usable dimensions as its successful predecessors. The back side of the vehicle keeps a chromed exhaust pipe.
The cabin of this luxury crossover SUV will come with some new features, especially base model. Of course, the customers will be offered a great number of equipment like before. For 2016 year model the base trim level is now available with Smartphone Integration, Enhanced USB and Bluetooth. Among many other features the 2016 BMW X3 comes with Adaptive Full LED headlights, Driver Assistance Plus Package (which includes Active Driving Assistant with Lane Departure Warning and Active Blind Spot Detection) and a multifunctional steering wheel . There will also be the iDrive display, traction and stability controls, and collision mitigation system.
New BMW X3 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new BMW X3 2016 you will find three powerful engines. Base powerplant is 2.0-liter inline 6 TwinPower Turbocharged petrol engine. This engine configuration enables the vehicle to reach the maximum power of 300 horses and 300 lb-ft of torque. Other gasoline engine is bigger 3.0-liter inline 6 powerplant with TwinPower Turbocharger too. Diesel option is also available and it is propelled with 2.0-liter oil burner that produces 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This one will be only diesel engine offered in US. All these engines comes paired with a eight-speed automatic gearbox. Many people think that a hybrid option will finally arrive in BMW X3. If this happens, we expect that a 2.0-liter petrol powertrain paired with an electric motor. It is expected to deliver up to 300 hp.
|Engine type||2.0-liter petrol I4||3.0-liter petrol I6||2.0-liter diesel I4|
|Horsepower||240 hp @ 5000 – 6500 rpm||300 hp @ 5800-600 rpm||180 hp @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||260 lb-ft @ 1450 – 4800 rpm||300 lb-ft 1300 – 5000 rpm||280 lb-ft @ 1750 – 2750 rpm|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||6.2 sec||5.3 sec||7.8 sec|
|Top speed||130 mph||130 mph||127 mph|
|Fuel economy (city/hwy)||21/28||19/26||27/34|
2016 BMW X3 release date and price
When it comes to the 2016 BMW X3 release date, it is available in US dealerships. The base model of this luxury crossover SUV comes with the base price just under at $40,000 while the top trim level comes with cost over $47,000. The new BMW X3 2016 will have its main competitors in the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLK, Infiniti EX35, Acura RDX and Volvo XC60.
|sDrive28i||2.0-liter Petrol inline 4||$39.595|
|xDrive28i||2.0-liter Petrol inline 4||$41.595|
|xDrive28d||2.0-liter Diesel inline 4||$43.095|
|xDrive35i||3.0-liter Petrol inline 6||$47.345|