The famous Bavarian Motor Works is currently prepping the 2019 BMW X3 compact crossover, which will introduce a few new changes. The company presented the new generation of the X3 last summer, saying the concept enters production early 2018. The original version hit the global dealership 15 years ago, and so far we’ve had two generations of the BMW X3.
The carmaker recently announced that the third-gen model offers dozens of improvements which appeal its enthusiasts the world over. It conveys an entirely new platform that introduces many benefits as far as driving experience goes. Besides, we are going to see a fresh design philosophy inside and outside of this car.
Comes with an Aggressive Bumper
It is easy to anticipate what the 2019 BMW X3 offers in its exterior design. Up front, we will find sportier-looking LED headlights along with a large grille flanked by an aggressive bumper. You can also expect bigger air intakes as well as a center outlet that extends farther to the ground. The company intends to add a splitter-like component, whereas the chrome becomes high-sheen black.
We cannot see any significant change on the side, but we can see slightly remodeled side skirts and unique wheel designs. The suspension is lowered to provide a sportier stance than before, while grilles on the front fenders receive a minor overhaul. Also on the table are unique exterior sheds, as well as numerous tailored options from the brand.
Exterior Dimensions of the 2019 BMW X3
|Length, Overall||185.9 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||74.4 in|
|Height, Overall||66 in|
|Track Width, Front||63.8 in|
|Track Width, Rear||64.4 in|
|Min Ground Clearance||N/A|
|Rear Door Opening Height||N/A|
|Tires:||225/60R18 AS Run-Flat|
|Wheels||18″ x 7.0″ Y-Spoke (Style 688)|
2019 BMW X3 Interior
Inside the 2019 BMW X3, we can see that the new-gen crossover has several features to boast. The overall design isn’t just modern, but also pleasant. The cabin feels fresh and gives a hint that the automaker has put considerable thought into designing it.
The cabin highlights a host of features, including a broad center stack and console alongside a 10.2-inch touchscreen on top of the dash.
We also have a new steering wheel comprising revised controls. Additionally, we can see a downsized HVAC, renewed infotainment systems, and a fresh-looking door trim. All these features aim at providing a cleaner look.
The 2019 BMW X3 showcases a larger storage space in the center console as well as a rewritten rear section with improved legroom. The trunk area gets revised with almost 56.5 cubic feet of space behind the front seats or 19.4 cubic feet of room behind the second-row seats.
Expect the range-topping X3 to include a lot of M-specific elements. For instance, it presents some Merino leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and much more. Also, be on the lookout for a Nappa leather dash, aluminum trim, Alcantara headliner, and premium surround systems.
Security-wise, the 2019 BMW X3 comes with a host of goodies such as four-zone automated climate control, automatically dimming exterior/rearview mirrors, and a rearview parking camera. Optional features include Ambient Air package, ambient lighting, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, three-zone automated climate control, and full-color heads-up display.
Interior Dimensions of the 2019 BMW X3
|Passenger Volume||101.4 ft³|
|Front Head Room||41.1 in|
|Front Leg Room||40.3 in|
|Front Shoulder Room||57.6 in|
|Front Hip Room||N/A|
|Second Head Room||39.1 in|
|Second Leg Room||36.4 in|
|Second Shoulder Room||56 in|
|Second Hip Room||N/A|
Standard and Optional Equipment
The newest model 2019 BMW X3 comes with rich equipment. Its lineup starts with the base model sDrive28i that comes with the only rear-drive system. It includes power driver and passenger seats, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, power tailgate and universal garage door opener.
As for the Infotainment, the model for the 2019 year bring to us a powerful 9-speaker/205-watt AM/FM/CD player, Bluetooth and also the newest USB input. Furthermore, it will also offer an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration.
M Sport and XLine
The optional equipment comes with the models 2019 BMW X3 M Sport or XLine. The first one or the M Sport will have the sporty aerodynamic kit and wears a new sports seats. It also has heated seats and heated steering wheel, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, full-color heads-up display and Wi-Fi hotspot that is also offered in this packages. Furthermore, the Xline model will be offering the same configuration.
|Active Protection Forward Collision|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Rear Child Safety Locks|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners|
2019 BMW X3 Engine and Gearbox
It seems BMW will not drop the X5’s bonkers anytime soon, which means the 2019 BMW X3 crossover should roll over these engines. We expect the same engine like in the current one. This includes a base model with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 248 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The EPA city/highway fuel economy in the current one model is 21/28 mpg. The next one is turbocharged diesel 2.0 liter that produces 180 horsepower at 280 lb-ft of torque. It comes with fuel economy, est.: 27/34 mpg.
The last one gets equipped with a 3.0-liter inline-6 drivetrain, which yields around 300 horses and 300-lb.ft of torque. This car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds, while its top speed is limited to around 155 miles per hour.
The Bavarians will probably utilize a brand-new eight-speed Steptronic gearbox system in this vehicle. It also pairs a redesigned xDrive system. The engine gets enhanced with a beefed-up chassis and revised components to guarantee the best performance.
Powerful M engine
The specifics of this one model are yet unknown. In this segment, the manufacturer will not disappoint its consumers. It is likely that this model will receive turbocharged V8 engine. However, from some speculation, it will have an output of 400 HP.
Transmission and Fuel Tank of the 2019 BMW X3
|Drivetrain :||All Wheel Drive|
|Trans Order Code :||2TB|
|Trans Type :||8|
|Trans Description Cont. :||Automatic w/OD|
|Trans Description Cont. Again :|
|First Gear Ratio (:1) :||5.00|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1) :||3.20|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1) :||2.14|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.72|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.31|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.00|
|Reverse Ratio (:1) :||3.46|
|Gal. Fuel Tank||17.2|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) :||3.38|
|Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High :||N/A|
|Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low :||N/A|
|Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) :||0.82|
|Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) :||0.64|
Maximum Towing Capacity and Cargo Dimension
|Maximum Payload||Over 3,500 lbs|
|Cargo Volume to Seat 1||62.7 ft³|
|Cargo Volume to Seat 2||28.7 ft³|
|Cargo Volume to Seat 3||28.7 ft³|
2019 BMW X3 MSRP and Release Date
We expect bigger changes in the 2019 BMW X3. For that reason, it is likely to be availed late this year as Bavarians want ample time to beef things up in this model. In matters of prices, the base model will likely start at $40,000. Furthermore, the fully loaded model can easily reach the price of $60,000.
The 2019 BMW X3 will compete with the Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLC, and Audi Q5 among others.
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