BMW has just released the online configurator for the new X3 and for the first time, we have access to the U.S. models pricing. The redesigned 2018 X3 will hit BMW dealers soon with a $43,445 price of entry for the X3 xDrive30i model. The entry-level SAV – at least for the US market – is powered by a variant of BMW’s B46B engine. So it will pack a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-pot that makes a still healthy 248 hp and 258 b-ft of torque. BMW claims a 0-60 mph time of 6 seconds flat for the X3 xDrive30i, which is pretty good for a small displacement engine.
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BMW offers the 2018 X3 in three basic trim levels: xLine, Luxury Design, and M Sport Design. Loading up the base X3 with one of those trim packages and the Convenience package – paired with a few other small upgrades – brings the total MSRP over $50,000.
The second X3 model offered in the US – the X3 M40i – starts at $55,295, but a fully loaded model will set you back nearly $70,000. Interesting enough, the leather is an optional item – $1,700. Yet, things should really get exciting with the BMW X3 M40i.
Under its hood lies a variant of BMW’s B58 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine, similar to what’s in the BMW M240i. However, where the M240i has 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, the X3 M40i gets 355 hp and the same amount of torque. It’s paired with BMW’s ZF-sourced, sport-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission and a more performance oriented xDrive system.
According to BMW, it can get from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, making it the fastest car in its class.
The G01 X3 began its production cycle in August 2017 and will arrive at dealers late that year and early 2018.