BMW has announced pricing and details for its updated X3 mid-size SUV, just one month after its first appearance at the Geneva motor show.
With a significantly revised front end, the new X3 has been brought in line with the headlight and grille treatments of the 3 and 4 Series lineups.
New front and rear bumper, sideskirt and alloy wheel designs also feature, and the side indicators have moved to the wing mirrors.
The interior scores new gloss black detailing to the centre stack, plus new centre console cupholders and new leather and woodgrain trim options.
“These additional styling upgrades complement the vehicle’s dynamic on- and off-road capability, and the increased value – up to $6,000 of extra standard equipment in some models – makes the X3 a more attractive proposition than ever before,” BMW Group Australia general manager of marketing Toni Andreevski says.
The 20i and 20d now come standard with Bi-Xenon headlights, gearshift paddles, improved connectivity and the lights package.
The higher spec 28i and 30d models now come standard with the sports transmission, 360 degree surround view monitor, 12-speaker audio and X-embossed headrests.
The two petrol, two diesel 20i, 20d, 28i and 30d lineup contines as before, but the 20d has scored an extra 5kW and 20Nm to bring its totals to 140kW/400Nm.
Acceleration to 100km/h for the 20d drops by 0.4s to 8.1s, and combined fuel consumption is also improved by 0.4L to 5.2L/100km. The X3 continues with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed auto as standard across all variants.
BMW’s ConnectedDrive system is now standard on all X3s, with a variety of services, apps and the ability to contact emergency services in the event of an accident.
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