A year after a review, the 2019 BMW X3 should still be recognizable. This does not mean that the third generation crossover does not look good, it’s the same. Inside, the 2019 BMW X3 has evolved further and the cabin is cleaner and cleaner with tasteful details.
Exterior and Interior
If it seems that even today’s small cars are bigger, it’s not your imagination. This new third generation 2019 BMW X3 is actually a little larger than the first generation of BMW X5, which is technically bigger. But the 2019 BMW X3 uses its volume well and does not seem too big. The optional 20 or 21 inch wheels look great and the wide position gives a feeling of stability. We believe that the overall integration of headlights, grille and other elements is more consistent in this model than the previous generation. The same is true in the back, where the taillights flow neatly into the tailgate. The 2019 BMW X3 M40i uses a more aggressive plate, with deeper front and rear bumpers, body colored side extensions, and more aggressive wheel and tire combinations.
The 2019 BMW X3 has the same aesthetic design as the other recent vehicles of the German luxury brand. There is a panoramic screen mounted on top of the dashboard, the iDrive control button with BMW’s unique shift selector and the same ergonomics of the BMW ownership experience over the last few decades. It leans more toward the minimalist end, but has a premium feel embedded in its simplicity. Controls for common functions such as audio and climate are logical and easily accessible, but the iDrive circular controller for screen functions and even gear shifting are the first to be carefully studied. The 2019 BMW X3 is extraordinarily spacious inside, even for its compact class. The driver and front passenger have plenty of room and most rear passengers will find a good space for their legs. The safety margin is also plentiful and the cargo area is near the top of the class, both in terms of ease of use and open space. In addition to a loading area on the ground, there is room for small items in case you want to hide them under the floor.
Starting from the 2.0 liter turbo 4, the 2019 BMW X3’s Drive30i (or xDrive30i when equipped with all wheel drive) produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Just launch the 2019 BMW X3 at 60 mph in less than six seconds, even with AWD. We have a lot of experience with the 2019 BMW X3 turbo 4 and other BMW cars and we can attest to that. It’s a very good basic engine, perhaps the best in its class. The 8 speed automatic transmission, standard on all 2019 BMW X3’s, targets low speed city contours and fast stops and starts. On the highway, 8 speed speed sets in quickly with quick, fast telepathic climbs and descents. Our only complaint: a pinch of turbo delay after the throttle on the accelerator pedal. There is a cure for this, and BMW calls it the 2019 BMW X3 M40i. Equipped with an in line turbocharger 6, the M40i meets the powerful small engines of Mercedes and Audi with 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This is the first 2019 BMW X3 with M badged and he does not leave it aside. Combined with the standard all wheel drive and the 8 speed automatic transmission, the M40i achieves a top speed of 60 mph in 4.6 seconds on the road at a top speed of 155 mph. The standard sports exhaust explodes with a buzz excited, a little nonsense for the return home. BMW’s all wheel drive system on the 2019 BMW X3 slightly favors rear power (up to 100%, theoretically), although its setting on the M40i is significantly more backward. Even with 8 inches of ground clearance and 19.6 inches of ability to wade, we would still hesitate to put a new glossy 2019 BMW X3 on a mountain trail, but the BMW is so capable on paper that its contemporaries. It’s best to leave him on the sidewalk, where he has the good manners of a solid sedan. The 2019 BMW X3 has a dual pivot front suspension (a BMW badge) and a five link independent rear suspension.
Price and Release Date
The cost of entering a new 2019 BMW X3 has become a little easier thanks to the reintroduction of a rear wheel drive model. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2019 BMW X3’s Drive30i starts at just under $ 42,000, while the xDrive30i AWD starts at around $ 44,000. The most powerful 6 cylinder 2019 BMW X3 M40i is a significant price jump, starting at $ 55,000. With options, these prices can easily increase by more than $ 10,000. At its starting point, the 2019 BMW X3 is more or less in line with its competitors such as the Mercedes Benz GLC, the Audi Q5 and the Volvo XC60. Among the competitors whose initial prices are lower are the Infiniti QX50 and the Lexus NX, while the Porsche Macan is several thousand more. Before you buy your luxury crossover SUV, check out KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying in your area. The resale value of the 2019 BMW X3 is expected to be about half of the price, behind competitors such as the Lexus NX, the Audi Q5 and the Porsche Macan.