BMW shows new X3 in Geneva

BMW shows new X3 in Geneva

The BMW promoted a slight restyling of the utility X3 and took the Geneva Motor Show to display it. With the facelift, the model shall bear the same design language of the X5, with a little more bold and aggressive look.

Other changes are new headlights, redesigned front grille, LED direction indicators redesigned, new bumpers, mildly improved interior trim and new standard features like integrated browser and heated seats.

Under the hood, the different versions of the X3 come with diesel engines that strive for efficiency in fuel consumption. The sDrive 18d block has 2.0 turbo 150 horsepower and 36.7 Nm of torque. In this case, the consumption is estimated at 20 km / l.

Soaring version, the xDrive 20d has a reconfigured version of the same block, offering 190 hp and 40.8 Nm. Finally, the top line is the xDrive 35d, equipped with 3.0 turbo engine, delivering 313 bhp and 64.2 Nm. In this, the model accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds, reaching top speed of 245 km / h.

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