2019 BMW X3 Review

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The newest 2019 BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that will be updated and refreshed for the upcoming year. This model is owned by German automaker BMW since 2003. It will be made on the new platform. However, with this platform, it will be presented in the compact luxury crossover segment of the automobile industry.

This model will be built in the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, the 5-million-square-foot factory that is also assembling mid-size X5 and X6 models and compact crossovers X3 and X4.

2019 BMW X3 front

2019 BMW X3 Redesign

It cannot be said that the company’s new design of the 2019 BMW X3 has brought a lot of innovation and a dramatic surprise. However, fewer changes are noticeable. One of them is a larger grill and a bumper that is more sporty than before. Air vents are getting bigger, and new fog lamps will be in use for better road visibility. The entire body is lowered, giving the vehicle a more aggressive tone. The basic models will have 18-inch wheels while for the higher class we can expect more 19 inches.

Wheelbase 112.8 inch
Length, Overall 185.9 inch
Height, Overall 66 inch
Track Width, Front 63.8 inch
Track Width, Rear 64.4 inch

2019 BMW X3 Interior

The interior is comfortable, quality and beautiful as this Bavarian manufacturer has already accustomed us to. All models will have seats with plenty of adjustment options that will be sportier than before. The central part will provide a touchscreen with a size of over 10 inches. Some of the most interesting features are the cruise control, emergency braking, blind spot monitoring another.

The standard equipment will include much more than the predecessor. Some of the features are power front seats, convenient power tailgate, automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers and universal garage door opener. As for the infotainment in this model, it will be charge system with 9-speaker/205-watt AM/FM/CD player and HD Radio. The newest Bluetooth version and USB input are also there. Furthermore, the features like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto phone integration are standards.

Maximum Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 101.4 ft³
Front Head Space 41.1 inch
Front Leg Space 40.3 inch
Front Shoulder Space 57.6 inch
Second Head Space 39.2 Inch
Second Leg Space 36.4 inch
Second Shoulder Space 56 inch

2019 BMW X3M Sport

The powerful 2019 BMW X3M model will now get the modified aerodynamic kit and sport seats. This will adds SUV new aggressive look. Also, the beautiful classy satin exterior comes with a unique heated steering wheel with M logo on it. In this package, we will get heated seats, navigation, BMW Apps and Wi-Fi hotspot. If you need the rearview camera it will cost you extra. However, you will also pay extra for all exterior color that isn’t non-metallic black or white. The features like active cruise control and mighty premium 600-watt Harman/Kardon sound system are included in Driver Assistant Plus package.

Safety Features

The newest model 2019 BMW X3 comes with many safety features. The manufacturer is bringing safety in a higher level for all passengers. Some of the safety that is included is Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Side Impact Beams, Active Protection Forward Collision, Low Tire Pressure Warning, Back-Up Camera and for the youngest one Rear Child Safety Locks.

2019 BMW X3 interior

2019 BMW X3 Engine Specification and Fuel Economy

The 2019 BMW X3 model comes with engines that are more powerful than in previous models. However, the diesel engine options are again on the list.

The model xDrive35i is now coming with 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If we look at the numbers of predecessor this model is gain an 8 horsepower more and 2 fewer lb-ft. The fuel economy is remaining the same with EPA city/highway rating of 21/28 mpg.

The model xDrive28d will offers now a good power and fuel economy. It comes with 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4 engine. This will create a 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. Its torque will be 280 lb-ft at 1,750-2,750 rpm. With the all-wheel-drive system, this model will have fuel economy rating of 27/34 mpg.

However, the model M40i’s comes with the more impressive output. The 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 will now produce 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This is 55 HP increases and 69 lb-ft more torque. It will have EPA city/highway fuel economy of 19/26 mpg. All this engine will be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Furthermore, the All-wheel drive system or xDrive is now standard on all models. The fuel tank capacity of the 2019 BMW X3 is 17,2 gallons.

2019 BMW X3 rear

2019 BMW X3 Release Date and Cost

The 2019 BMW X3 is expected to goes on sale in November 2018. As for the pricing, it is too early to speculate. But with the additional technology, new engines and standard all-wheel drive system the starting price will be thousands of dollars more than current. The previous model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a xDrive28d around $43,000. The 6-cylinder xDrive35i starts at $49,000. The full loaded M40i can reach $60,000.

Rivals

The new 2019 BMW X3 will get more and more competitors in this luxury segment. From now it is shoulder to shoulder with Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, Lexus NX, Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50Lincoln MKC and Volvo XC60.

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