BMW finally gave the X3 the facelift it so badly needed for the 2015 modelyear along with new engines and features. Granted, the new X5-inspired face is not particularly pretty, but at least it’s not as dull ad featureless as it used to be.
2015 BMW X3 gets new headlights that depending on the selected options can be LED and larger chrome grilles, plus revised bumpers and side mirrors. You also get new chrome accents, exterior colors, and wheel designs.
The car looks more luxurious now, which is good, because it matches the updated interior which is really one of the best in this segment. Among the most notable changes we can mention the new chrome applications, a centre console with optional automatic climate control system in high-gloss black-panel look, and new cupholders with a sliding cover. You get new colors for the upholstery and different trim packages.
In the engines department, the biggest news is the addition of a new 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine to the range. Developing 180 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, this engine returns 5.4-5.0 l/100 km [52.3-56.5 mpg imp] combined depending on the choice of transmission (six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic) and rear- or all-wheel-drive. It will also be the first diesel-powered X3 to go on sale in the U.S. The normal X3 sDrive28i with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (240 hp) and the X3 sDrive35i with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (300 hp) are also available.
Prices for the 2015 BMW X3 starts from $39,325 in America.