2019 BMW X3 Redesign, Release Date, Features, Price. The famous Bavarian manufacturer prepares a completely new version of its compact crossover and 2019 BMW X3 will follow these changes. The new generation was presented this summer and it should enter production soon.
We are about to see a new platform that will bring many benefits in terms of driving experience. We will see a completely new styling and interior design.
The 2019 X3 should come with the pretty much same design characteristics as 2018 model, which is about to comes completely new. It comes with the new look, new cabin, but also with many technical improvements that will provide better driving experience.
2019 BMW X3 Engines
The new 2019 BMW X3 will come with the company’s familiar engines. We expect to see some improvements in terms of power and torque.
The base model is expected to feature a familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which will for this occasion gain a slight power boost. It will now feature a max power of 248 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. This amount is enough for a 0-60 sprint in about six seconds, while the top speed will go up to 130 miles per hour.
The new generation will also come infamous hi-performance M package. Both models will feature 8-speed automatic transmission with AWD as standard.
Any mechanical changes?
Yes, courtesy of the expected plug-in hybrid– or plug-in hybrids– as described above. BMW says the xDrivei30 does 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds and the sDrive30i should be little different.
The 2019 X3 M40i’s 3.0-liter inline-six is also used in the X4 M40i and will return with 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. BMW could regain that middle ground with a future X3 model, or it may position the plug-in hybrid as the bridge between the four- and six-cylinder gas-only X3s.
2019 BMW X3 Styling
Except for “sDrive” badges, the rear-wheel-drive X3 is a visual twin of the AWD xDrive30i. And its center console would get an “eDrive” button enabling the driver to choose when to use available battery power for all-electric running.
Overall, the 2019 X3 will mirror 2018, with the brand’s latest “three-dimensional” kidney grille and LED fog lights set in hexagonal lower-fascia openings. Despite a 2.1-inch stretch in both wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles) and overall body length, this newest X3 is hardly larger inside than its 2011-2017 predecessor.
2019 BMW X3 Redesign and Features
The 2019 BMW X3 will come with all those changes that the next generation will introduce. There is a completely new platform, which utilizes many lightweight materials.
The new generation completely follows brand’s latest language. The new model looks pretty good and 2019 BMW X3 will follow it at all. The cabin looks similar to the outgoing model, but there are also many new details, such as new steering wheel, a larger touchscreen, more aluminum surfaces and new trim.
2019 BMW X3 New Features
Other than the battery-monitoring and electric-propulsion gizmos that would come with the plug-in hybrid, don’t expect BMW to add features to the already lengthy list of standard and optional equipment available on the X3. Note that some desirable features will again be standard, including LED headlamps, 10-way power front seats, and dark-oak wood cabin trim, you’ll again pay extra for amenities like leather upholstery.
This can bring the X3 to a halt automatically from around-town speeds when sensors detect an imminent frontal collision with another vehicle, object, or pedestrian. BMW calls it City Collision Mitigation and makes it part of the Active Driving Assistant Package.
It’s possible BMW will lower the price for 2019; Active Driving Assistant cost $900 on 2018 models but is listed at $500 for the ’19 sDrive30i. It isn’t likely to follow the lead of top rivals and even some mainstream automakers and make it standard. It contains lane-maintaining autonomous steering that corrects for unintended lane departure and can also follow the road for limited periods without the driver touching the steering wheel.
BMW does give attention to safety features not readily obvious. A system designed to anticipate a collision and automatically close the windows and moonroof should return as standard on all 2019 X3. And for owners concerned about the neighborhood or lot in which they’ve parked, BMW offers its Remote 3D View function, which uses the BMW Connected App to transmit a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of the X3’s immediate vicinity to a smartphone.
The back will be the available touch-free gesture-control infotainment interface, which response to waves of your hand. The returning BMW Connected system supports iOS and Android devices, including certain wearable gear like the Apple Watch. And it enables owners to perform tasks like locking the vehicle and activating its ventilation system from home using Amazon Echo Alexa commands.
The automaker’s Navigation Professional version links your X3 with other inter-connected BMWs, for car-to-car communication that shares information about traffic and weather hazards and adjusts navigation guidance accordingly. In cities with compatible parking-spot-locator service, the X3’s available ParkNow and On-Street Parking Information systems can project on the nav screen the probability and location of available parking.
2019 BMW X3 Release Date and Price
The 2019 BMW X3 will come without bigger changes, so expect it somewhere late next year. When it comes to the price, the base model should go around 40.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Mercedes GLC, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace etc