The 2016 BMW X3 is more aligned with the 3 Series, 4 Series and the most recent X5 models. The automakers decision to utilize crisp shades as well as composite wheels are a great partnership for its incorporated turn signals and new outer surface mirrors and tweaked back guard. The new 2016 BMW X3 has also received some overhauls that are quite unobtrusive as the interior received polished dark applications on the dash. The available model selections for the line is rumored to increase for the 2016 model year version.
2016 BMW X3 Engine Specs
According to industry chatter, the new 2016 BMW X3 will receive its power from a duo of diesel powered engines. The first unit option is that of a 2.0 liter four canister option that will deliver 240 horsepower; while the secondary option would be 3.0 liter unit that is able to deliver upwards of 300 horsepower. The engine options are to be mated with an eight speed automatic transmission. There are indications that a hybrid power train option will be made available through a 2.0 liter engine and electric motor with a maximum output of 300 horsepower.
2016 BMW X3 Exterior and Interior Redesign
The exterior changes to the vehicle include a change to the ligament entrance and the rear bumper. The grille will be a two component design and the headlights will be outfitted with bi-xenon lighting. Other alterations are geared towards making the vehicle more aesthetically pleasing, increasing its fuel economy as well as improving the safety ratings. The new modular platform in which the sport utility vehicle will be constructed upon calls for the use of high quality materials while providing a more modern design.
The interior of the 2016 BMW X3 will be quite roomy, offering incredible comfort to both the drive and passengers. The cabin will be outfitted with all new high tech tools and features that include the following:
- Satellite radio
- Heated seating
- Better quality leather upholstery
- Voice controlled features
- Navigation system
- Infotainment system with touchscreen applications
- Dual climate control
- Pre-collision safety systems
- Duration aspect draped airbag system
- Parking assistance with exterior cameras
A special amount of emphasis has been placed on making the seating of the cabin more ergonomic and more comfortable. According to industry insiders, the luggage compartment of the vehicle has also been improved. Control buttons have been added to the steering wheel as a measure to improve the handling specs of the crossover.
2016 BMW X3 Release Date and Price
The redesigned 2016 BMW X3 will arrive within American dealership showrooms with a starting price of $39,325 for the rear wheel drive sdrive 28i model. The X3 model that is able to deliver consumers 240 horsepower will have an attached price of $40,725 while the 180 horsepower version will host a price of $45,825. All pricing is said to include the taking care of and terminus charge of $925. An exact release date for the vehicle has not been revealed via the automaker, but the information should become available within the next month or so. Most within the automotive industry contend that the SUV vehicle will become available for purchase just before the start of the year 2016. With the increasing amounts of competition within its class, it appears that BMW is working diligently to ensure that is not only remain relative but an automotive force to be reckoned with.