2018 BMW X3 xDrive 30d – Rugged Off-Road Looks with a Sporting Presence. 2018 New BMW X3 xDrive30d with xLine – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Sophisto Grey Metallic.
BMW X3 xDrive 30d:
Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,993cc, output: 195 kW/265 hp at 4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 2,500 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.8 seconds,
Top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph).
The 3.0-litre straight-six diesel under the bonnet of the new BMW X3 xDrive30d delivers maximum output of 195 kW/265 hp; predecessor: 190 kW/258 hp). And peak torque has been increased by an impressive 80 Nm (59 lb-ft) to 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm. As a result, the new BMW X3 xDrive30d storms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). It returns average fuel consumption of 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (49.6 mpg imp), while emissions have also been cut once again: the average CO2 figure works out at 149 grams per kilometre (a reduction of 7 g/km).
The third generation of the BMW X3 follows in its predecessors’ tyre tracks by combining rugged off-road looks with a sporting presence. Its familiar proportions, including very short front and rear overhangs, shine the spotlight on the perfect 50:50 distribution of weight between the front and rear axle. The potent dynamic intent of the new BMW X3 is highlighted by a chunky kidney grille and foglamps featuring a hexagonal design for the first time on a BMW X model. At the rear, the light clusters (whose three-dimensional look in optional full-LED guise give them considerable visual impact), markedly downward-sloping roof spoiler and twin exhaust tailpipes bring matters to a suitably muscular conclusion.
The xLine, M Sport and Luxury Line trim variants (the latter is a new addition to the line-up) and the range of BMW Individual items enable the appearance of the BMW X3 to be adapted even more precisely to the customer’s personal tastes. In addition to the standard 18-inch light-alloy wheels (previously: 17-inch), customers can dip into the options list for wheel/tyre combinations in sizes up to 21-inch. As well as making various exterior tweaks, the three trim variants also adapt the ambience inside the car to their particular themes. The interior of the new BMW X3 displays unbeatable fit and finish and material quality, and is even classier and more luxurious than its predecessor. Comfort levels are further elevated by a host of new equipment options like three-zone automatic climate control, the Ambient Air package, active seat ventilation, the cargo function of the standard 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests and the panoramic glass roof that brings extra airiness to the interior and further enhances perceived quality.
Another new equipment item is the optional BMW Display Key, which not only locks and unlocks the BMW X3 by radio remote control, but also shows a variety of status information on the car and serves as the control unit for the optional auxiliary heating, for example.
The BMW engineers have employed far-reaching chassis modifications to significantly improve the driving dynamics, directional stability and steering feel of the new BMW X3. The car that emerges is even sportier than its predecessor, yet avoids compromising on ride comfort. Chassis options include M Sport suspension, Dynamic Damper Control, M Sport brakes and variable sport steering.
When it comes to the BMW Personal CoPilot features focusing on driver assistance and (semi-)automated driving, the new BMW X3 can be specified as an option with the latest generation of Active Cruise Control and the Driving Assistant Plus safety package, including Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Assistant (est. from December 2017) and Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection. This extensive line-up of assistance systems puts clear water between the new BMW X3 and its direct rivals.
The second pillar of BMW ConnectedDrive – alongside the BMW Personal CoPilot driver assistance systems – is formed by BMW ConnectedDrive Services and apps. As a result, the new BMW X3 now also features BMW Connected. Working on the basis of a flexible platform, the Open Mobility Cloud, this new integrated digital concept for enhanced personal mobility uses various touchpoints (such as smartphones and smartwatches) to integrate the car seamlessly into the user’s digital life. This means, for example, that it can transfer mobility-related information, such as addresses from calendar entries, from a smartphone into the car, enter them automatically as destinations into the navigation system and calculate the optimum departure time for the journey.
BMW X3 – Perfect SUV!