The BMW X3, the car which is not just popular for its luxurious interior and extravagant and modern looking design, but speaks power and agility and adds fun to the driving and it’s unruly nature on the roads like the competition such as the Volvo XC60 and the Mercedes Benz GLC Class. It packs with either a 248 hp turbo four or a 382 hp turbo six, paired with the same eight speed automatic transmission with a rear or all she drive. It almost ticks all the boxes in style, performance and safety which makes it one of the most favourite BMW’s in our opinion, providing a robust and smooth performance, and with it’s well shaped body and a larger space and More roomier cabin, it packs all the latest addition to technology and driver assistance and safety features.
What’s New For 2022 ?
The new BMW X3 comes with a new and refreshed design for the 2022 year with an improved grille, new head and tail lamps, improved front and rear bumpers, new wheels and a tweaked exhaust tips for the enthusiasts. And the new X3 will be available with the M sport package to look more like it’s expensive sibling. Speaking of which, the top spec M40i adds a new 48 Volt hybrid system for 2022 while the plug-in hybrid xdrive30e has been discontinued. Both models come with a new infotainment system with advanced technology and the digital gauge display and a rich luxurious cabin with plenty of materials to choose from as per the buyer’s liking.
Engine, Top Speed, 0-60mph & Performance
The new BMW X3 comes with a 2.0 Litre turbocharged four cylinder engine which makes 248 hp and 238 lb ft of torque paired with an eight speed automatic transmission with rear or all wheel drive. While the top spec M40i packs a 3.0 Litre turbocharged inline six cylinder engine combined with a 48 Volt hybrid system which makes a good 382 hp and 369 lb ft of torque with the same automatic transmission and all wheel drive system.
The base model can go from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds while the top M40i trim can achieve in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph making the base model slower than the rivals from Porsche and the Audi except the M60i which beats the rivals such as the Mercedes AMG GLC43 though couldn’t meet the figures like the Porsche Macan. The new X3 is both fun to drive and handles quite well in the corners or in your usual traffic roads despite having a long body. The ride quality is decent with a balanced, not quite bad nor insane like a Porsche. It is quite competitive and potent in nature, but we suggest opting for the dynamic packages if you’re going for the base model. While being the standard features for the top spec model. And if you still want more with your BMW X3, we suggest you go for the performance oriented X3 M to unleash what your normal looking SUV can do.
Fuel Economy | Mileage
The new 2022 BMW X3 is decent when it comes to the fuel economy with delivering a mileage of 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with 1 mpg less for the all wheel drive model. And the top spec M40i manages to deliver a decent 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Well, it’s justified for the power that it provides.
Dimensions & Weight
- Length: 185.9 in
- Width: 74.4 in
- Height: 66.0 in
- Wheelbase: 112.8 in
- Cargo volume: 29 cu ft
- Curb weight: 4297 lbs
With a starting price of $44,695, the new BMW X3 makes a well balanced option if you’re looking for an SUV to have fun with as well which can deliver good power and efficiency with rich interior and tech and offers 6 airbags and is great for your daily chores. While the base model makes much more sense for the money, you obviously have the option to go for the top spec M40i for the added tuned chassis and power figures with much quicker acceleration.
Interior & Exterior
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