It’s not a sport utility vehicle – it’s a sports activity vehicle. The BMW X3 launched the SAV segment when it first debuted in 2003. What’s the difference between an SUV and SAV, you may ask? While most utility vehicles are boring, the X3 is anything but. Like all other BMW vehicles, it’s a driver’s machine. For 2018, the 5-door SUV has been completely redesigned, making it more dynamic than ever.
What’s new for 2018?
The 2018 BMW X3 is a completely redesigned model, both inside and out.
Visible authority and independence
One look at the X3 is all you need to realize the inadequacy of other mid-sized SUVs. The BMW exudes power with bold contours and wide stance. A kidney-shaped grille provides BMW’s signature look. Select the M Performance model and you also get special sport-inspired features like a unique front fascia.
The cockpit is equally as impressive. High-quality materials are everywhere, along with innovative touches like noise cancelling acoustic glazing. There’s room for five passengers and plenty of cargo. The rear seats fold flat to provide 1,600 litres of storage capacity.
There are three X3 model variants available for 2018: xLine, Luxury Line and M Sport Performance.
To lower fuel consumption while also increasing driving pleasure, BMW employs a strategy called EfficientDynamics. No where is this more apparent than the X3, with its advanced engine options. The lineup includes four-cylinder and 6-cylinder powerplants, running on either petrol or diesel. Of course, the M Performance model packs the most punch. It features a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder cranking out 360 hp and 500 Nm. All the engines are paired with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
All-wheel drive is a defining characteristic of all X-Series models – and the X3 is no exception. Every model comes standard with xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.
Top tier technology
BMW has always been known for top-of-the-line German engineering. The heart and soul of Munich have been poured into the X3 with its long list of advanced features. Highlights include LTE WiFi, a digital cockpit and a touchscreen infotainment system with BMW Connected. Controlling this technology is as easy as a swipe of the hand with BMW gesture control.
Let the X3 be your second set of senses with the BMW Personal CoPilot suite. This collection of semi-autonomous functions includes active cruise control, steering and lane control assist. There’s also priority warning, wrong-way warning and crossing traffic warning systems. And an optional head-up Display allows important driving information to be projected directly into the driver’s field of vision.
With the X3, you’ll never be alone on the road ahead.
Visit Keary’s Motor Group BMW
There have been over 1.5 million new registrations of the X3 during its production. Become one of those owners and find out what it means to drive a sport activity vehicle. When you’re ready to take the X3 for a spin, visit Kearys BMW. We always have a wide range of BMW SUVs in stock.