2014 BMW X3 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 6 February 2014 , 08:02:09 byVeronica

Filed under BMWEuropeanGermanFaceliftsCrossovers/CUVs


BMW is clearly a complex name in the auto field. It has in its fleet everything a man might want to drive. And it continuously develops new vehicle, being more attracted lately by the crossover and SUV segment. This is probably why the BMW X3 has suffered a range of modifications, to keep it in fashion for the ones wishing to buy such a model.  

As a matter of fact, the 2015 BMW X3 is nothing else but a facelift version of the last X3. The facelift consists of new bumpers, an updated grille and modified headlights. The crossover also receives a few new exterior paint schemes, updated mirrors and more fashionable alloy wheels. The manufacturer applied the xLine package to this CUV, this meaning simulated underbody guards, metallic trim and exclusive 18 or 19 inch alloys. All these offer the vehicle a sportier look. Some sport seats are also available, as well as an anthracite roof line and a sport tuned suspension.

Although the cabin resembles quite much to the one of the former X3, there are a few updates worth mentioning. The Bavarian manufacturer changed the upholstery, revised the trim and placed some cup holders. The interior got gloss black accents, a latest generation infotainment system and an iDrive controller with an integrated touchpad.

The 2015 BMW X3 is powered by a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. This is how the X3 xDrive20d now develops 190 HP (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. This means a small increase of 6 HP (5 kW) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft). The extra power allows the crossover to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 8.1 seconds. Besides this, there is also a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that produces 150 HP (110 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the model to average 5.0 L/100km (47 mpg US / 56.4 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 131 g/km. We’ll first see the vehicle in U.S.A. with a starting price of $39,325.