2025 BMW X3 Debuts with Bigger Size, Updated Infotainment Software, and New Hybrid Powertrains

BMW has introduced the all-new X3 for the global market with a range of improvements over its predecessor. It is available in two trims: X3 30 xDrive and X3 M50 xDrive.

By Sanorita | on June 19, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

BMW has unveiled the fourth-generation X3 with an all-new design, two hybrid powertrains, and modern technology. The SUV comes in two trim levels: the base X3 30 xDrive and the more powerful X3 M50 xDrive. Notably, BMW has eliminated the suffix 'i' from its model names, reserving it for electric cars. The new X3 is 33mm (1.3 inches) longer and 28mm (1.1 inches) wider than the outgoing model. It is also 25mm lower than before. The luxury carmaker will produce its revised beemer in its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility. It will go on sale in America during the latter half of 2024. Let's look at its details in depth.

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New BMW X3: Design 

Updated BMW X3 Rear and Side View

The signature kidney grille of BMW has a combination of vertical and diagonal bars on the standard model and a more straightforward all-black look on the M50. Its surround is lighted on the M50 variant as standard and as an option on the entry-level 30 xDrive. The headlamps consist of multiple layers of L-shaped components adorned with black or blue trim, depending on the variant. The base model has 19-inch wheels as standard, although 20- and 21-inch wheels are available as options. On the other hand, the M50 rides on 20-inch alloy wheels. The 30 xDrive's tailpipes are concealed, while the more powerful M50 has dual exhaust tips on both sides of the rear bumper. The top-spec M50 also has a robust front bumper with bigger intakes.

New BMW X3: Interior 

The 2025 iteration is equipped with the BMW curved Display and iDrive 9 infotainment system that first debuted on the 2024 X1. This version allows video streaming, audio, and in-car gaming apps, along with 3-D and satellite views in the navigation system. BMW claims that the voice assistant has been improved to communicate more effectively, and the head-up display is still optional. Other notable interior elements include flat-bottom steering, a new gear selector, and electronically adjustable, and heated seats. 

New BMW X3 Interior

The regular variant's seats are covered with BMW's Veganza faux-leather, although Merino leather chairs or Alcantara accents are available as an upgrade. The dashboard can now be upholstered for the first time with woven polyester fabric. The SUV has a cargo capacity of 31.5 cubic feet (892 litres), which rises to 67.1 (1,900 litres) with the rear seats tucked down. It can tow up to 4,850 pounds (2,199 kg) with an optional trailer hook.

New BMW X3: Powertrain 

A 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 48-volt hybrid setup powers the entry-level 30 xDrive. It produces 252bhp and 399Nm, which is 7bhp and 50Nm more than the previous model. The variant can reach a top speed of 209km/h and accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 6.0 seconds. The Miller combustion cycle, modified intake ports and combustion chambers, updated ignition system, and other modifications are just a few of the enhancements that BMW credits for its increased efficiency.

Coming to the top-spec BMW X3 M50 xDrive, the variant runs on a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine, mated to a 48-volt hybrid system. It generates a whopping 388bhp and 580Nm, which is approximately 11bhp and 80Nm more than the outgoing version. This variant takes 4.4 seconds to accelerate from a halt to 100km/h and attain a maximum speed of 209km/h, which may be further increased to 249km/h with the optional package.

Along with the enhancements seen in the four-cylinder engine, the six-cylinder unit gains an improved oil feed system for the pistons and a more powerful turbocharger. The electric motor in both powertrains is incorporated into the eight-speed gearbox.

The M50 is equipped with an M Sport rear differential, variable sport steering, and an adaptive suspension system with electronically controlled dampers. It has fixed four-piston M Sport brake units at the front and floating single-piston callipers at the rear. 

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New BMW X3: Technology

The new X3 features a plethora of driving and parking aids, like as blind-spot recognition, lane-keep assist, and a newly available Parking Assistant Professional package. Other prominent innovations include the My BMW app, Maneuver Assistant Program, and Traffic Jam Assistant.

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