After the recent redesign, it is hard to expect bigger changes for the 2019 BMW X3. The popular compact crossover is about to continue without bigger changes for the second year of production. The current model is in the third generation and it came with a bunch of novelties last year. It seems pretty fresh, so we don’t expect anything more important to come, expect few new exterior colors and similar things.
2019 BMW X3 Changes
Speaking of the 2019 BMW X3 changes, expect minor tweaks only. This model came completely new a year ago. We have seen a lot of improvements. Not only that the new model comes with more attractive styling, but also rides on the company’s new CLAR platform, which provides much better driving dynamics and efficiency. In terms of size, the new generation didn’t bring a lot of changes. So, the 2019 BMW X3 dimensions will be quite familiar. A wheelbase goes around 112.8 inches, while the overall length is around 185.5 inches. Considering recent changes, we don’t expect to see anything more important for the next year. The biggest novelty in terms of exterior design should be an addition of new color options.
On the inside, things will remain pretty familiar as well. The 2019 BMW X3 interior will be characterized by the same, pretty stylish approach, which involves a lot of high-quality materials and plenty of advanced tech features. The base trim level organization seems quite simple. There are two trim levels, in accordance with the powertrain.
The base xDrive30i comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, roof rails, power tailgate, heated mirrors, automatic wipers etc. On the inside, you can count on things like tri-zone climate control, 6.5-inch central display, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, driver memory settings, 12-speaker audio system and much more.
The 2019 BMW X3 M40i will be the higher trim level in the offer. Besides a more powerful engine, it will also come with more equipment. First of all, there are mechanical upgrades, like sporty suspension and brakes. There are also a few new body parts that emphasize its performance characteristics. Finally, there is a much longer list of standard equipment, which includes things like the panoramic roof, satellite radio, lumbar adjustment.
Also, each trim has three optional packages, which add plenty of equipment. Those are Convenience, M Sport, and Dynamic handling.
2019 BMW X3 Engines
There will be two engines in the offer for the 2019 BMW X3. The base model will come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It seems like a class-average amount of power, but you can expect amazing acceleration numbers. For example, a 0-60 time goes around 6 seconds. Fuel economy is on a pretty decent level as well. It goes around 22 mpg in city and 29 on a highway.
If you are for some sportier variant, the 2019 BMW X3 M40i seems like a perfect choice. This version features a powerful 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, which goes around 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power guarantees superior performances.
When will 2019 BMW X3 arrive?
The 2019 BMW X3 is expected to come by the end of the year. Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, it will probably be in December. The price should also remain in the same range. base models should go around 43.000, while top models will go up to 56.000 dollars.
Which models are potential rivals?
Rivals of this compact crossovers are well-known. There are small luxury SUV from rival companies, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5. Still, this segment is highly competitive, so you can count on many other amazing crossovers, starting from the Acura RDX, Volvo XC60, Lexus NX, Alfa Romeo Stelvio etc.