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2018 BMW X3: First Impressions In, M40i Corners Like A Champ 12
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


On paper, the third-generation BMW X3 has plenty going for it, and with the higher-performance M40i leading the pack, it should give Audi SQ5 buyers pause.

A sportier than ever X3 should also prove equipped at challenging other driver-focused crossovers such as the Porsche Macan or the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, although there’s a lot more to the X3 than just improved driving dynamics.

Inside, BMW’s improvements become quickly obvious. Its larger wheelbase allows for more room, while its quality and tech-ridden cabin is said to be among the top in the segment.

Of course, if you’re mostly interested in seeing the all-new 2018 X3 at its best, you’ll probably want to go for the M40i version, the first-ever M Performance model to be featured in the X3’s lineup. It seems like every single person who’s driven it thus far has come away impressed – or at least those who expressed their opinions on YouTube have. It’s the most fun to drive, the engine is engaging and it’s reported to be really good on the twisty bits.

The M40i puts down 360 PS (355 HP) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, which gets you from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds. That’s what you might call “in-your-face fast”, seen as how the Audi SQ5 needs 5.4 seconds with similar power and torque figures. The X3 M40i is also quicker on paper than the Porsche Macan GTS (also 360 PS / 500 Nm) and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (367 PS / 520 Nm), although some reviewers did mention how the X3 doesn’t quite feel as agile as the Macan overall.

As for other models in the new X3’s range, there were plenty of positives mentioned for the 20d xDrive and 30d xDrive models as well, the latter proving quite capable when accelerating in a straight line thanks to its 265 PS (261 HP) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 5.8 seconds sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph).

In the end, the general consensus is that the new BMW X3 manages to build on what the old model was all about, in the sense that it’s bigger and better, which is a good starting point in a segment as competitive as this.

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BMW’s Recalling Nearly All X3s In The US From 2006 Through 2010 19
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW X3, NHTSA, Recalls on 10 19th, 2017


BMW has issued a recall for 85,302 examples of the X3 in the United States – specifically 2.5i, 3.0i, and xDrive30i models from the 2006-2010 model years.
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Scoop: Alpina’s Take On The New BMW X3 Caught Out In The Open 18
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, Alpina Scoops, BMW, BMW X3, Scoops on 10 18th, 2017


With the new BMW X3 being currently rolled out, you wouldn’t expect Alpina to sit out of the SUV game, would you?
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New BMW X3 Detailed In 219 Images And 2 Videos 16
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X3, Galleries, new cars, video on 10 16th, 2017


To celebrate the international media launch of the new generation X3, BMW has dropped an extensive image gallery, accompanied by 2 films, which further detail their premium compact SUV.
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New BMW X3 Goes To Mars For A Virtual Test Drive 26
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X3, new cars, video on 09 26th, 2017


BMW is inviting enthusiasts to take the new X3 for a spin, from the comfort of their homes/offices, on the Red Planet.
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Lone BMW X3 Prototype Seen Cruising The Autobahn 23
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Scoops, BMW X3, Scoops, U Spy on 09 23rd, 2017


Despite BMW having already unveiled the 2018 new-generation X3 back in June, it's possible the automaker may still be testing different engines or new electronics on camouflaged prototypes.
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BMW X3 M Drops Some Camouflage, Could Pack 460 HP 20
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW M, BMW Scoops, BMW X3, Scoops on 09 20th, 2017


The strip tease continues as a lightly camouflaged BMW X3 M has been caught undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.
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BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, BMW i3, BMW M5, BMW X3, BMW Z4, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, motorcycles on 08 30th, 2017


The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year's event.
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BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, BMW i3, BMW M5, BMW X3, BMW Z4, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, motorcycles on 08 30th, 2017


The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year's event.
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BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, BMW i3, BMW M5, BMW X3, BMW Z4, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, motorcycles on 08 30th, 2017


The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year's event.
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BMW Chairman Promises A “Very Exciting Surprise” For Frankfurt 3
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i8, BMW X3, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids on 08 3rd, 2017


BMW Chairman Harald Krüger has used the company's second quarter conference call to announce the automaker will present a "very exciting surprise" at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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2019 BMW X5 Rendering Draws Inspiration From All-New X3 9
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW X3, BMW X5, Renderings on 07 9th, 2017


Although the next-generation BMW X5 could be as far as two years away from hitting the market, one brave soul has decided to render the SUV anyway.
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All-New BMW X4 Gets Rendered Based On 2018 X3 5
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW X3, BMW X4, Renderings on 07 5th, 2017


If we were to imagine what the new BMW X4 will look like, using its closest sibling as inspiration would undoubtedly be the best starting point.
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How Does The 2018 BMW X3 Measure Up Against Its Predecessor? 2
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW X3, featured, Galleries, new cars, Visual Comparison on 07 2nd, 2017


It's been the better part of seven years and BMW have finally revealed an all-new X3, aimed at the likes of the Mercedes GLC, all-new Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Discovery Sport.
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Pair Your 2018 BMW X3 With This New Matching E-Bike 27
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Bicycles, BMW, BMW X3, Electric Vehicles, Tech on 06 27th, 2017


It didn’t take long for BMW to start launching new products after the reveal of the all-new 2018 X3, and this time they kick things off with a new electric mountain bike.
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