BMW X3 News

  • BMW X3 xDrive30e

    BMW didn't have much in the way of surprises at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, but the automaker did roll out a new plug-in hybrid version of the X3. The vehicle is badged an xDrive30e and packs the same powertrain as the new 330e sedan. A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 works together with an electric motor integrated with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and drive is to all four wheels. Peak output is 252 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, but an XtraBoost feature adds an extra 41 hp when the vehicle is in Sport mode and there's sufficient charge in the onboard...

  • 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M
    2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M arrive with 503 hp and 177 mph top speed

    It's the new reality: A sporty crossover SUV is as important as a sport sedan from an automaker that makes performance one of its talking points. So it was only a matter of time before BMW released M versions of its compact X3 and X4 crossovers. On Tuesday, BMW revealed the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M...

  • BMW X3 M and X4 M prototypes
    Speedy SUVs: BMW teases first X3 M and X4 M

    The wait is nearly over for the new BMW X3 M and X4 M. Last Friday, BMW teased both performance SUVs and added to stay tuned as we approach the vehicles' respective debuts. BMW's flashy teaser video shows off both the X3 M and X4 M in camouflage but doesn't reveal anything we haven't seen before...

  • 2021 BMW iX3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW iX3 spy shots

    Prototypes for an electric version of the BMW X3 have been spotted and follow an earlier sighting of a test mule. The vehicle, which will go by the name iX3, is confirmed for launch in late 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model. After stumbling with the oddball i3, BMW decided to...

  • BMW X3 M and X4 M prototypes
    BMW develops new inline-6 for X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs

    The BMW M division has finally come out with confirmation that it is working on new X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs. A prototype for each was rolled out during the previous weekend's DTM round held at the Nürburgring. It was there that we learned that the vehicles will come with a newly...

  • BMW Concept iX3
    Chinese-made BMW iX3 electric SUV will be sold globally

    BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance on Monday announced plans to further expand their joint manufacturing operations in China, known as BMW Brilliance Automotive, or BBA for short. Namely, the automakers said they planned to increase capacity at their jointly run plants in order to build as many...

  • BMW Concept iX3

    BMW will launch an electric version of its X3 in 2020 and we got our first taste on Wednesday in the form of a concept at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The Concept iX3 on show in the Chinese capital hints at some of the subtle styling cues BMW plans for electric versions of its core models, of which there will be many, but more importantly the concept also features some of the specs we can expect for the production iX3. The Concept iX3 is powered by a single electric motor rated at 270 horsepower. The motor is tightly packaged with the transmission and power control units within a compact...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina XD3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW Alpina XD3 spy shots

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its X3 and soon there will be a hotter version cooked up by Alpina. Alpina is a semi-official BMW tuner that’s been in the business of making Bavaria’s best go faster for over 50 years. We only get to sample Alpina’s talents in two...

  • 2018 BMW X3 on Mars
    BMW takes to Mars for virtual 2018 X3 test drive

    BMW believes the technology found in the 2018 X3 is out of this world. The German luxury brand has published a 360-degree video on YouTube for viewers to explore Mars with the 2018 X3 as a rover. In the future, BMW is apparently the official vehicle of Mars. Aside from the fact this particular 2018...

  • 2019 BMW X3 M spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW X3 M spy shots and video

    Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots and video of BMW’s upcoming X3 M. The high-performance crossover SUV is based on the recently revealed third-generation X3, and when it arrives it will do battle with the Porsche Macan Turbo as well as a new GLC63 from Mercedes-AMG. We've also heard...

  • 2018 BMW X3, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2018 BMW X3 preview

    BMW on Tuesday unveiled its redesigned X3 at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The unveiling follows an early look which took place in June at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where production is already underway. The first examples are due in showrooms in November, as 2018 models...

  • 2018 BMW X3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW X3 spied ahead of June 26 reveal

    BMW’s next-generation X3 has been spotted testing once again. The current X3 is one of the strongest in the segment, offering snappy performance, a nice interior, good features and reasonable value for money. Due for a reveal on June 26, most likely making it a 2018 model, the new X3 will add...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    We previously learned BMW hasn't given up on the idea of a diesel-powered 5-Series, but the marque is reportedly preparing to also bring diesel power to the future 3-Series and X3. According to BMW Blog, a reliable source has confirmed at least one future variant of both the 3-Series and X3 will receive a diesel engine plucked from Europe. Specifically, the report claims the new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, which wears a B47 engine code, will make its way to the U.S. market. The B47 is the latest generation of 4-cylinder diesel engine. Output figures are likely to hover around 190...

  • 2018 BMW X3 prototype
    BMW gives look at 2018 X3 testing

    The third generation of BMW’s X3 SUV isn’t far from its debut. We’ve already seen spy shots depicting a number of prototypes, including some for a high-performance X3 M model, but now BMW has released its own photos of the redesigned X3 taken during winter testing near the Arctic...

  • 2017 BMW i3
    BMW confirms plans for electric X3, Mini

    BMW was one of the first mainstream automakers to make the foray into electric cars when it started leasing battery-powered versions of its Mini Hardtop and 1-Series Coupe last decade. However, the automaker's much-hyped i division, launched in 2013 as a sub-brand dedicated to eco-friendly...

  • 2015 BMW X3
    BMW X3 diesel also over limits, according to reports--Updated with statement from BMW

    Volkswagen's admitted thwarting of Environmental Protection Agency regulations is threatening to ensnare BMW. According to Germany's AutoBild, citing research from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), the company's X3 xDrive28d is also emitting up to 11 times more than Europe's...

  • BMW Deep Orange 4 Concept with Clemson University
    Students Show Off BMW Deep Orange Pickup Concept

    BMW has never built a production pickup truck, even if it's pulled the occasional April Fools prank with a pickup-bodied M3. But students from its U.S. design department and Clemson University in South Carolina have gotten close with their latest concept, BMW Deep Orange 4. DON'T MISS: 2015 Dodge...

  • 2015 BMW X3 xDrive 28d, 2014 New York Auto Show
    2015 BMW X3: Live From The 2014 New York Auto Show

    The BMW X3 is, or at least has been, a hard vehicle to get excited about. It's comely enough, and quite comfortable and capable, to be sure; it's just not all that moving, especially for a BMW. But there are a few new aspects to the updated 2015 X3 that just might get your enthusiast juices...

  • 2015 BMW X3 facelift spy shots

    BMW is in the process of updating several crucial models as it aggressively attempts to maintain its market leadership in the luxury segment. Recently, we brought you details on the facelifted 2014 BMW 5-Series range, and now we have new images of a facelifted 2015 BMW X3. With the second generation of the X3 proving a hit (Americans bought up more than 35k units last year), BMW is unlikely to muck around with what is already a successful design. This is reflected in the lack of camouflage gear on this prototype, suggesting only minimal changes will be present on the 2015 model. It appears...

  • 2012 BMW X3
    2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i Offers Class-Leading Fuel Economy

    For the moment, at least, BMW builds the most fuel-efficient luxury crossover on the market today, excluding hybrid models. It’s 2013 X3 xDrive28i, equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, will deliver an EPA estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway...

  • 2012 BMW X3
    2013 BMW X3 Priced From $39,395

    The latest version of the BMW X3 will storm into showrooms this May with a new four-cylinder turbo as its base engine and a six-cylinder turbo remaining an option for those desiring more power. However, despite now coming with a smaller engine, pricing has been increased on the base X3, with the...

  • 2012 BMW X3
    2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X5 M Sport Edition Announced

    With BMW's new four-cylinder turbocharged engine progressing steadily through the lineup, the X3's adoption of the small but punchy powerplant is far from unexpected. Nonetheless, it's a welcome addition, as we've come to love it in its other implementations. The 2013 X3 xDrive28i uses the same...

  • 2011 BMW X3 M Sports Package leak
    2011 BMW X3 Recalled For Steering Sensor Issue

    Just last week the 2011 BMW X5 diesel was recalled for a potential steering failure due to a faulty belt tensioner. This week, the 2011 X3 joins the steering-related recall party, but for a faulty steering position sensor. The result, however, would be the same: the sudden loss of power steering...

  • 2011 BMW X3
    Triple-Turbo BMW X3 M In The Works: Report

    File this one in the "highly speculative" category for now, but also in the "highly tempting" sub-folder. For those familiar with the absolutely stunning performance of the BMW X5 M and X6 M, the idea of a smaller, lighter, triple-turbocharged X3 M is breathtakingly cool. Yes, that was three turbos...

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