2017 BMW X3 Changes and Release Date

Introduction of the new generation of the BMW X3 model is expected by the end of 2016. The new 2017 BMW X3 arrives with significant changes compared to the current model. Its sales should start in early 2017. The latest information shows that the new generation X3 models will be produced in South Africa.

In fact, BMW has invested significant funds in the Rosslyn plant in this state, which is in their possession. It was mentioned that BMW has invested about 420 million US dollars in the plant in order to manufacture 2017 BMW X3 models took place at that location. The reason for this is relieving plant in Spartanburg in the United States, because they will be the place of the future production of BMW X7 SUV models.


The biggest change, compared to the current generation of vehicles relate to changing the platform and vehicle design. 2017 BMW X3 will be set at Clare platform. This platform allows an increase of the dimensions of the new model. The new generation will be longer and wider than the current model. It provides and greater comfort inside the cabin. In addition, BMW is developing a version with a long wheelbase. This version is intended for customers in the Chinese market, and offers more space to passengers in the rear.

2017 BMW X3 changes

2017 model will get a new design, modeled on the larger models X family, a new generation. The vehicle offers more comfort, greater variability and spacious interior. Thanks to the new platform, the weight of the vehicle is reduced. It will also affect the increase in fuel economy. The interior of the vehicle will be made of quality materials, and are mentioned in the new headquarters, which will provide greater comfort.

2017 BMW X3 Specs

The engine range will be expanded thrifty three-cylinder and four-cylinder engine. Mentioned 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with several versions, and the three-cylinder 1.5-liter engines. In addition to the standard model, the offer will be versions with M designation, as well as plug-in hybrid version.

2017 BMW X3 M40i will possess six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with 360 horsepower. Some sources state that will be offered 2017 BMW X3 M model. It should possess the same engine, but increased power of 422 horsepower.

2017 BMW X3 Plug-In Hybrid version should get the operating system that combines a 2.0-liter petrol engine with 245 horsepower and an electric motor of 95 horsepower. The combined power of the hybrid system is 300 horsepower with 700 Nm of torque. At only electric mode, the vehicle will be able to exceed 50 km. A version with hybrid drive will have an average fuel consumption of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers.

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