2016 BMW X3 changes, release date

The BMW X3 is one of those cars’ which attracts an individual at first sight. The current generation of this luxury crossover was launched about four years ago, and it was well received. Its manufacturers feel that it is time to give it some refreshments since several years have passed by since it was last redesigned. In that case, this car will receive some updates to prepare it as a 2016 model. The changes shall be minimal but they will be highly effective. The 2016 BMW X3 will come with a refreshed look in addition to some changes under its hood.

2016 BMW X3 front

2016 BMW X3: Exterior and Interior

As mentioned earlier, 2016 BMW X3 will appear to be slightly different after the updates. Its front fascia will be altered slightly as well as its rear bumper. Its manufacture will also complete it with a two part grille. For the front lights, there will be an option for LED headlights which have an adaptive bi-xenon headlight support. Its exhaust will be of oval shape and it will have a camera with parking sensors. These changes will make it to appear more stylish from outside. Again, the 2016 BMW X3 will be based on the same F25 platform as its predecessor. That means the new model will also be spacious just like the current model since all cars built on this platform are quite large. As for the sunroof, there will be an optional panoramic mode on offer.

As for its interior, 2016 BMW X3 will be spacious too. New high tech equipments will be equipped and they include air conditioning, satellite radio, heated seats, leather seats, head up exhibit, voice activated controls and navigation system among others. This new model will be equipped with the latest technological features which include iDrive display, dual zone climate controls, stability and traction controls, lane departure warning system, full length side curtain airbags, collision mitigation system, blind spot detection system, front seat side airbags and new connected drive support system among others.

2016 BMW X3 interior

2016 BMW X3: Engine Options and Hybrid

Just like the few updates in its design and features, this new model will come with some new units under its hood. The current model is offered with only one petrol engine which is a 3.0 liter V6. For this new model, rumors indicate that it will come with two diesel engines. The first engine is likely to be the 2.0 liter four cylinder unit which produces 240 horsepower. The second expected engine is a 3.0 liter which generates 300 horsepower. The two engines will be mated with an eight speed automatic transmission. Moreover, a hybrid engine option is also expected in the 2016 BMW X3. This engine will most likely use a 2.0 liter petrol engine which will be combined with an electric motor. This hybrid model will can generate about 300 horsepower.

2016 BMW X3 rear

2016 BMW X3: Price and Release Date

No details about its release date have been disclosed. Again, it might seem a bit early to speculate about the precise date. Nevertheless, the 2016 BMW X3 may not be available until the last quarter of 2015. As for its price, it is expected to be the same as that of the outgoing model.

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