2017 BMW X3 rendering shows a sportier design

Rumors | April 10th, 2016 by 10
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When it arrives in 2017, the G01 BMW X3 will bring an updated design language along with a new platform which will make the compact …

When it arrives in 2017, the G01 BMW X3 will bring an updated design language along with a new platform which will make the compact SUV sportier and more attractive to buyers. Based on the latest spy photos, the folks at AutoBild Germany have put together a new rendering highlighting the main features of the new X3.

The G01 X3 seen here features more aggressive and sporty lines around the front fascia, more angular shapes and a new design of the headlights. Instead of the headlights previously seen in rendering which all ended in the outer edge of the kidney grille, this new image shows headlights which are closer in form and shape to the new M2 and well embedded within the 3D-shapped around around the grille. Our sources say the front design was adjusted due to the new pedestrian safety regulations and now sits a little straighter than before.

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The rear quarter is not shown here, but we expect to see a slightly lower roofline than the current model and the one-piece tailgate.

BMW’s new rear-wheel drive flexible modular system will offer increased interior space and a redesigned seating system to ensure higher variability and greater comfort.

Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the G01 X3 will be about 100 kg lighter than the F25 X3, which will translate into better driving dynamics and more efficient driving. For the first time, BMW will offer an extended wheelbase for the X3, likely catering to markets like China.

To compete with the Audi RS Q5 and Mercedes GLC 55 AMG, BMW is allegedly planning an X3 M based on the next generation midsize SUV. The true M variant would be powered by a 3.0 liter inline-six turbocharged engine delivering close to 500 horsepower. An X3 M40i is also launching and was recently spied.

BMW will unveil the G01 X3 early next year.

10 responses to “2017 BMW X3 rendering shows a sportier design”

  1. John says:

    Somehow BMWs keep getting “sportier” and “sportier”, and “sportier” designs but the cars are getting softer, heavier, and less sporty in the way they handle….

    • John says:

      Oh wait i just noticed this generation will have the Carbon Core technology which makes my statement completely invalid and out of date. My bad?

  2. iron says:

    the steering- they drive like hondas

  3. Sthembiso Lebuso says:

    I like the front end designπŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  4. Senne says:

    Good rendering!

  5. GREG971 says:

    When will it be released, really ?
    I went to my BMW dealer, he said me that for the 2017 year the only launch (release) is the new BMW X2. I told him about the G01 BMW X3 , he said me that he doesn’t know and it maybe in 2018…

    • Horatiu B. says:

      US has a weird production schedule. Which means in Europe it will come out next year as 2017 while the US will call it 2018.

      • Arsh says:

        I bought my X3 this year, dealer said its not due out in South Africa next year, but hey with the discount he gave me I didn’t care if he was lying to me!

  6. Marco says:

    Will be shown at Paris Motor show end of 2016 ? Audi will show probably there the new Q5….

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