Next in line to be refreshed is one of BMW’s most popular SUVs, the X3. According to our sources, the G01 BMW X3 will be unveiled in August 2017, followed a month later by the world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales of the G01 X3 are scheduled to begin in March 2018.
The third-generation BMW X3 is built on the new, rear-wheel drive flexible modular system offering more interior space and a redesigned seating system to ensure higher variability and greater comfort. Thanks to new lightweight construction processes and the use of the new platform, the G01 X3 is about 100 kg lighter than the current X3.
The rendering shown here shows a rather evolutionary design of the X3, with the front fascia inspired by the new X1 and G30 5 Series. The G01 X3 will maintain its compact proportions and stocky look, which will clearly differentiate it from the rest of X family. Our sources say the front design was adjusted due to the new pedestrian safety regulations and now sits a little straighter than before. The rear quarter features a slightly lower roofline than the current model and a one-piece tailgate.
Along with a new exterior design and a more premium cabin, high-tech and safety features, and advanced telematics, are poised to make the G01 X3 another big seller for the Bavarians.
For the first time, BMW will offer an extended wheelbase for the X3, likely catering to markets like China.