2018 BMW X3 30d SUV Exterior Interior Design & Off-Road Footage HD
Kicking off at $68,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level xDrive20d, the new X3 starts nearly $5000 more than the outgoing model – which starts at $63,800.
Standard kit on the base model includes the ‘xLine’ exterior package with matte-aluminium design elements, 19-inch alloy wheels, electric folding exterior mirrors, roof rails, a leather steering wheel, cloth/leather seat trim with electrically-adjustable front pews, LED headlights, and full-colour head-up display (HUD).
Power in the entry-level variant comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, churning out a respectable 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque. BMW claims the base car can sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds, while using 5.7L/100km on the combined cycle. Drive is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Sitting atop the line-up, for now at least, is the xDrive30d ($83,900 plus ORCs). Specification mirrors that of the xDrive30i, though under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo-diesel which pumps out a meaty 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque.