First Look: New G01 BMW X3 – Walkaround Video

BMW X3, Videos | June 27th, 2017 by 5
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BMWBLOG and a selected group of U.S. and international journalists had the unique opportunity to be invited at the official unveil of the all-new BMW …

BMWBLOG and a selected group of U.S. and international journalists had the unique opportunity to be invited at the official unveil of the all-new BMW X3. Hosted by BMW CEO Harald Krueger at, what he calls BMW’s second home, Spartanburg plant, the new X3 reinforced BMW’s commitment to produce high-quality SUVs and create more U.S. jobs in the process. Even though the day was packed with events back-to-back, we managed to squeeze in some decent time with the new X3, including some social media coverage (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and live footage.

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One of those videos can be seen below giving us a closer look at the new X3, its design, proportions and the exhaust sound of the X3 M40i. From a personal stand point, the new X3 is exactly what I thought it would be – an evolution of an already successful car. If you expected a revolutionary design, then you haven’t been paying attention to BMW lately. The design team works within certain constraints and within a language, and considering that, they have done a great job with the new X3. The oversized grille looks great in person, imposing, not overly done and the rear end, it’s simply beautiful. The best part on the car! I do miss the Hofmeister Kink, but I understand the need of a D pillar in order to achieve that great low roofline.

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The interior, again, it’s what you’d expect, considering the latest BMW cars. But if you liked the F25 interior, you will love the G01 cabin. Considering who the demographic is – people looking for utility, safety and premium, and lots of female customers – the X3 will be a hit.

Could have been better designed? Who knows, we’re not BMW designers nor any industrial designers, so hard to say. Don’t forget BMW works within a set of rules, on mainstream cars, so that makes their job even harder. I, personally, was never an X3-type of customer, but give me the new X3 in M40i or X3 M guise, I will likely be onboard. The G01 X3 ticks all the boxes when it comes to a premium SUV – beautiful design, tech-packed features and driving assistance system, premium materials, utility and interior space, and great performance across all models.

Let’s take a look.

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