BMW has refreshed its compact SUV, the X3. It now offers a new look, improved equipment and an updated model range. The redesigned front end and revised rear are claimed to emphasise ‘the robust off-road look and sporty appearance’ of the third-generation BMW X3. The refresh is rounded off with a modern interior with new equipment features and updated infotainment.
Notably the BMW kidney grille and headlights have been redesigned along with the front apron and rear bumper, while new graphics have been applied to the rear lights.
Inside the new BMW X3 adopts the centre console of the current BMW 4 Series. The free-standing central touchscreen is now 12.3 inches wide and is standard in all models. The improved standard equipment level now also includes sports seats with perforated surfaces, as well as automatic climate control with 3-zone control.
Five engine options will be available in South Africa for the new BMW X3. These include three diesel engines: with 110 kW in the BMW X3 sDrive18d, the 140-kW BMW X3 xDrive20d, and 195 kW in the BMW X3 xDrive30d. The petrol engine models are the BMW X3 sDrive20i with 135 kW, and the BMW X3 M40i with 285 kW.
|Model||Recommended retail price, incl. VAT and CO2 tax|
|BMW sDrive18d||R895 658|
|BMW sDrive20i||R939 798|
|BMW xDrive20d||R997 176|
|BMW sDrive18d M Sport||R935 658|
|BMW sDrive20i M Sport||R979 798|
|BMW xDrive20d M Sport||R1 037 176|
|BMW xDrive30d M Sport||R1 210 764|
|BMW M40i||R1 415 042|