2020 BMW X3
Redesigned in 2018, the BMW X3 offers new look along with some major upgrades. The X3 hits the showrooms in 2020 unchanged. Alongside the 2020 BMW X3, we will also witness first-ever performance version M powered X3 M40i model.
With BMW very repellent to change, we are expecting 2020 X3 to hit showrooms with its base design language that was introduced in 2018. Since the design, if very fresh, there shouldn’t be any demand from prospective buyers. Talking about the change, though, are the upscale design applied to the performance version X3 M. The updates would include larger air intakes, an optimized front bumper, black double bars on the kidney grille, a high-gloss-black grille surround on rival models, signature M gills on the fenders, aerodynamically centered side-view mirrors, an exclusive rear diffuser with good looking exhaust tips, a special roof spoiler, upgraded wheels, and much more.
On the interior front, we expect the standard 2020 X3 to come with the same looks and features it received in 2018 redesign. Just like all M models, the 2020 BMW X3 M will add extra sportiness to this overhauled SUVs cabin through sport seats covered in Vernasca leather with embossed “M” logos, aluminum trim strips, center console knee pads, an M-specific red-on-white gauge cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel, an M gear shifter, and more. BMW shall also be offering individual options to make the car a bit exotic.
The standard 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will churn out 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded M40i model will also come powered with the same turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
The new-for-2020 BMW X3 M will offer a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder propelling 473 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. It is claimed to take just 4.1-seconds to sprint 60 mph from zero, making it 0.5 seconds faster than the X3 M40i and 1.9 seconds faster than the X3 xDrive30i. Opting the Competition model helps in making the output to 503 hp.
The power generated transmits through an M-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission and out to all four wheels through an M-tuned xDrive system. Additionally, you’ll get M compound brakes and M-tuned chassis with Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ modes for multiple driving styles.
The current BMW X3 has a record of “Good” crash test results and “Superior” rating in front-collision avoidance through IIHS. The SUV comes under IIHS Top Safety Pick. The optional automatic emergency braking is a part of the Driving Assistance package.
With no significant change to the standard 2020 X3, we expect only minor changes in pricing in comparison to the present model, which ranges from $41,995 to $55,645. The top end features will be significantly greater in the X3 M. The 2020 BMW X3 will rival against Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.