The new 2023 BMW X3 prototype was recently spotted testing. According to rumors, the new SUV will be unveiled later next year. The first photographs of the testing mule show a more compact X3 with considerable cosmetic alterations.
The manufacturer should also improve the seat support and include more standard functions. Moreover, the X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid and the new iX3 electric SAV are among four available powertrains for this model. The cabin will gain a couple of exciting updates as well. Overall, this popular luxury SUV will introduce mid-cycle upgrades.
BMW X3 Exterior Redesign
The first spy pictures of the forthcoming 2023 BMW X3 are finally here. Sadly, the new model is substantially hidden, especially at front and back. At first sight, we observed a small facelift with a new divided grille and headlight designs.
Additionally, the grille is somewhat larger than the previous model. The side profile remain intact, and the only new feature is the gray wheels. Nonetheless, the taillights are smaller than the newest X5. Lastly, BMW should deliver new exterior color options.
The new 2023 BMW X3 will be more driver-focused. In order to compete, the German manufacturer is upgrading the technology. Given this, we should expect a larger infotainment system and more standard features. The previous model had an 8.8-inch touchscreen or a 10.25-inch touchscreen option.
However, BMW fitted a 12.3-inch screen in place of traditional instruments. Front collision warning and automatic city collision mitigation braking system will be on offer. On top of that, the X3 SUV will feature pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors and some other driver-assistance aids.
2023 BMW X3 Engines
The upcoming 2023 BMW X3 is available with four engine options. The sDrive30i and xDrive30i come standard with a 248-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. The X3 M40i has a 3.0-liter turbo-six engine with 355 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque.
The xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has a turbocharged 2.0-liter and a battery-fed electric motor. The PHEV variant has 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of twisting power. The X3 PHEV is able to provide almost 20 miles of all-electric driving rage. Finally, the high-performance X3 M features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine with 503 horsepower. All variants have an 8-speed automatic as standard.
2023 BMW X3 Price, Release Date
According to reports, the 2023 BMW X3 will go on sale in the second part of the year. As previously stated, BMW intends to revamp the whole X model line. According to reports, BMW will also unveil a restyled X4 alongside the X3. Pricing isn’t public yet, but it should be higher.
Prices start at $43,000 and go up to $80,000 for the X3 M. As you can see, it’s priced similarly to the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC SUVs.