BMW unveiled the 2015 BMW X3 at the just concluded 2014 Chicago Auto Show. This new and refreshed SUV features new diesel engine option, rear wheel drive variant, and an improved design.
A boost in safety technology that includes lane departure warning, active parking assistant with cruise control, pedestrian warning, frontal collision warning, and city collision mitigation have been added.
|Vehicle Type: SUV||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.7 US gals (67L)||Miles Per Gallon: 26 city / 39 hwy|
|Length: 183.3 in. (465.7 cm)||Wheel Base: 110.6 in. (281 cm)|
|Height: 66.1 in. (167.8 cm)||Width: 74.1 in. (188.1 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 3869 lbs (1755 kg)||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC||Compression Ratio: 10: 1|
|Horsepower: 184 HP||Max RPM: 5000-6250 RPM|
|Torque: 200 lb-ft @1250-4500 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 8.2 seconds||Maximum Speed: 130 mph (210 km/h)|
* 2014 X3 20i
Engine & Performance
One of the new performance features for 2015 on the X3 include: On the sDrive28i, a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged gas engine that produces 240 hp with 260 lb ft of torque, matched an 8-speed automatic transmission that helps the rear drive X3 28i sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.
Also, you have the xDrive28d, which is a 2.0 Liter turbocharged 4 cylinder diesel engine that pumps out 180 hp and 280 lb ft of torque. This version is also matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It can hit 60 mph in just under 8 seconds.
The makeover on the X3 includes circular headlights that extend to the chrome kidney grille which has been slightly widened. Moreover, the side mirrors are now equipped with the standard LED turn signals and LED fog lights.
The brake cooling ducts on the front bumper have been reshaped and the bottom of the rear bumper gets an additional metal trim. Four new paint colors and a smart opener power tailgate provides hand-free and convenient access to the cargo area.
The interior has been enhanced with new chrome trims, sliding covers for the cup holders, a black panel display for climate control, and a sliding armrest.
The cargo area holds 27.3 cubic feet of cargo. However, capacity can be expanded to 63.3 cubic feet when the 40/20/40 split folding rear seat is folded down.