The current generation of the compact crossover has been around for a couple of years and it looks like we are about to see some nice changes and novelties in the near future. As it is getting closer to the production cycle, we are looking forward to a mid-cycle refresh, which should bring a couple of visual improvements. Besides the facelift, the 2021 BMW X3 should also bring another, much more interesting novelty. It looks like the all-electric version is definitely coming. Unlike some previous electric cars from the Bavarian carmaker that come as a brand-new model, this one will come under the badge of a familiar model, which should have an additional impact on future sales numbers. At this point, we don’t know too much about it, but most reports suggest it should definitely hit the market in the next year.
Unlike some previous electric cars from the Bavarian carmaker that come as a brand-new model, this one will come under the badge of a familiar model, which should have an additional impact on future sales numbers. At this point, we don’t know too much about it, but most reports suggest it should definitely hit the market in the next year.
2021 BMW iX3
This is by far the most important novelty for the next year. We are about to see a completely new version of the compact crossover, with an electric powertrain and a couple of more distinctive details. So far, the Bavarian carmaker was introducing brand-new electric cars. This time, we are about to see an electric car under a familiar badge.
At this point, we don’t know too many details about this model, especially when it comes to the drivetrain. Numbers are still unavailable, both in terms of power and range. On the other side, it looks like this version of the 2021 BMW X3 will come with a couple of aesthetical changes. The iX3 is about to feature a little bit different front end, designed in a more futuristic manner, in order to accentuate its electrified nature. Count on modified grille, bumper and maybe even slightly reshaped headlights.
2021 BMW X3 Facelift
Besides the new electric version, the 2021 BMW X3 will also bring changes to the rest of the lineup. We are about to see a facelift and in BMW’s case, that usually doesn’t mean too many changes. This company usually isn’t very generous with novelties during production cycles, so we have no reason to expect anything different from the 2021 BMW X3. Among those minor changes that are about to come, most will be at the front. We count on a slightly revised bumper, tweaked grille and a couple of more changes that will make it closer to bigger brothers X5 and X7. Of course, we also count on those typical mid-cycle updates, such as new color options, wheels etc.
On the other side, we don’t expect bigger changes on the inside. This company doesn’t practice interior changes during a production cycle, so the best we could see are new color schemes. Other than that, we are about to see a familiar cabin layout, which is characterized by pretty good overall quality. Materials are great, though we have to say that rivals like Audi Q5 and Acura RDX look far more opulent from the inside. Still, BMW has never been famous for super luxurious cabins, so we presume this won’t bother BMW customers too much. On the other side, a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment seem very likely.
2021 BMW X3 Engines
We don’t expect changes under the hood either. The 2021 BMW X3 is about to carry on with two familiar gasoline options. Base models will feature a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 250 horsepower, which seems more than enough for a convenient ride. Those who would like something peppier can opt for a 3.0-liter inline-six, which delivers around 355 horsepower, which is an amount of power that ensures pretty impressive performances, including a 0-60 time in less than 5 seconds.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 BMW X3 sometime in the second half of the next year. The price should remain pretty much the same, at least when it comes to base models, which currently go around 41.000 dollars.
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