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New BMW X3 (2024) just has gasoline and diesel power – WALKAROUND

June 19, 2024

Has the new BMW X3 grown from the previous generation?

Yes indeed, but not on all sides. The length of the BMW X3 has increased by 47 mm to 4,755 mm and the width increases by 29 mm to 1,920 mm. On the contrary, the height decreased by 16 mm to 1,660 mm. The wheelbase has hardly changed from the previous generation. That one still measures 2,865 mm. As a result, the interior is nice and spacious. There is also excellent seating in the back, even with a height of 1.85 meters or more.

How big is the luggage space of the new BMW X3?

A power tailgate is completely standard on the BMW X3. Luggage space has grown in both width and length. You now have 570 liters of luggage space, or 460 liters in the BMW X3 30th xDrive plug-in hybrid. As standard, the rear seats can be folded down in a 40:20:40 ratio to a maximum of 1,700 liters (X3 30e xDrive: 1,600 liters). An electrically retractable tow bar is optional. The car can tow a maximum of 2,500 kilograms braked, which depends on the engine variant.

Does the new X3 have any cool gadgets?

Absolute! Among other things, check out the Welcome and Goodbye Animation upon boarding thanks to light projection. Optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting for the grille completes the party. By the way, the grille has a new grill structure with vertically and diagonally placed bars, but this does not apply to all model variants. For example, the M50 you see in our video has a different grille.

What about security?

The new BMW X3 offers a much wider range of standard and optional systems for semi-automatic driving and parking. The car comes standard with Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info, along with Driving Assistant with Lane Change Warning and manual Speed Limit Assist. The Parking Assistant, also standard, includes features such as the Reversing Assistant and a rearview camera. Optional systems include Steering and Lane Control Assistant, as well as automatic Speed Limit Assist and route speed control when using Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function. With the optional Parking Assistant Professional, parking and general maneuvers can be controlled from outside the car using a smartphone.

A man kneels next to a white 2024 BMW X3 in a showroom, pointing to the vehicle's badge on the back.

With which engines will the new X3 be launched?

The new BMW X3 comes to market with different engines, as a plug-in hybrid and with conventional gasoline and diesel engines. All internal combustion engines are electrified with Li8V Mild Hybrid technology. All engines are mated to a Steptronic eight-speed automatic, including shift paddles. A six-in-line diesel engine will also follow in the summer of 2025. BMW is not coming out with a new iX3, as the Neue Klasse SUV takes that spot.

The BMW X3 appears as 30e xDrive, 20 xDrive, 20d xDrive and as M50 xDrive, among others. The plug-in hybrid has a system output of 220 kW (299 hp) with 450 Nm of torque. The electric range is 86 to 89 kilometers. The 20 xDrive has a four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 153 kW (208 hp) with 330 Nm of torque. The 20d xDrive – also a four-cylinder, but a diesel engine – kicks it up to 145 kW (197 hp) with 400 Nm of torque. The BMW X3 M50 has a six-in-line gasoline engine with 293 kW (398 hp) and 580 Nm of torque.

What’s on and on the interior of the new BMW X3?

The interior of the new BMW X3 features a BMW Curved Display with 12.3-inch instrument panel display and a 14.9-inch control display. The BMW Interaction Bar, new steering wheel designs with flattened bottoms, a new transmission switch, ambient lighting, cup holders with new storage space and a wireless induction charger for smartphones also stand out. The infotainment system runs on BMW Operating System 9. Electrically adjustable sport seats, seat heating, three-zone automatic air conditioning, soundproof windows, Comfort Access, ambient lighting with Goodbye and Welcome animations are all standard. Optionally, BMW provides a fixed panoramic glass roof, without crossbars but with roller blind for blackout. Active seat ventilation, lumbar support, steering wheel heating and a Harman Kardon sound system are also all optional.

Inside view of the 2024 BMW X3, featuring the steering wheel with the iconic BMW logo and a digital dashboard with various information. This model highlights its versatility and offers both gasoline and diesel engines.

Is the interior also vegan?

Yes indeed, because Econeer upholstery is standard. This is made of a recyclable secondary material. Optional BMW Veganza provides perforated leather-textured upholstery, available in three colors. Merino leather is available as an option, as is a combination of Veganza with Alcantara. Moreover, several materials are also made of sustainable materials.

When will the new X3 hit the market?

The car is expected to hit the market in Europe and the United States in the fourth quarter of 2024. By January 2025, according to several countries. The US and Germany are the main sales countries. The BMW X3 is also popular in countries such as Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Canada and Mexico. 

Is the new BMW X3 made in China?

No, the BMW X3 is built in Spartanburg, in the United States, as well as in Rosslyn in South Africa.

Do we have a starting price yet?

Sure enough, the new BMW X3 comes from 67,815 euros. That price then applies to the plug-in hybrid BMW X3 30e xDrive. The M50 a mere 103,000 euros. Knowing more? Then check out the video!

Inside, a BMW X3 is displayed on a round platform, featuring a sleek design with distinctive grills, LED headlights and black wheels. This white beauty combines luxury with diesel power for an exhilarating ride.

A white 2024 BMW X3 SUV is displayed indoors on a circular platform, revealing the rear and side profile with its distinctive illuminated taillights. The vehicle features both gasoline and diesel engines, highlighting its versatility and advanced engineering.

A white BMW X3 2024 displayed indoors, seen from the front left corner, showing off its diesel power.

Two cars, a gray BMW X3 (2024) and a white SUV, are parked on a clean, white ground with a bright blue sky in the background.

Two New BMW X3 SUVs are parked in a minimalist, open space with a bright blue sky. One looks forward, the other shows the rear. Both 2024 models have visible license plates and a sleek design, highlighting their gasoline and diesel capabilities.

Three 2024 BMW SUVs, including the BMW X3, are displayed in a bright, minimalist setting. The vehicles are one in gray, one in blue and one in white, positioned to highlight different angles. A bright blue sky forms the background. These models feature both gasoline and diesel engines.

Two modern SUVs, one BMW X3 and another model, parked on a paved surface against a backdrop of distant mountains under a clear sky. The 2024 BMW X3 displays both gasoline and diesel engines, with one SUV in white and the other in blue, each in opposite directions.

Two BMW X3 SUVs, a 2024 model, are parked during sunset on flat ground with a mountainous background; one is blue and the other is white. They present both gasoline and diesel power.

The open trunk of a blue 2024 BMW X3 shows an empty, spacious cargo area with the rear seats folded down. The license plate reads

Inside view of the New 2024 BMW X3 with a futuristic steering wheel, digital instrument panel, wide touchscreen display and illuminated blue accents on the dashboard and console.

A blue BMW iX1 electric SUV is parked on an open road with mountains in the distance and a hazy sky in the background, offering a glimpse of what the all-new 2024 BMW X3 might evolve from while moving away from traditional gasoline and diesel engines.

A blue New BMW X3 SUV is parked on an open plain with a mountainous landscape in the background. The 2024 vehicle has an

Close-up of an electric vehicle being charged. The charging cable is plugged into the socket on the side of the new 2024 BMW X3, highlighting the seamless transition from gasoline and diesel power to state-of-the-art electric technology.

A blue BMW X3 2024 parked on a hill overlooking a city at dusk, with taillights on and license plate visible, offers a stunning walkaround experience.

Front view of a gray BMW X3 (2024) SUV with a prominent kidney grille, headlights on and German license plate reading

A matte gray New BMW X3 SUV, photographed from a rear triangle, shows off its distinctive taillights and a license plate reading

Close-up of the front view of a 2024 BMW X3, highlighting the left headlight and grille, with the iconic BMW logo visible above it. The car's license plate is partially visible, showing its impressive gasoline and diesel options.

Two modern SUVs are parked on a white ground under a bright blue sky. One is a silver car facing the other way, the other a beige BMW X3 2024 with gasoline and diesel power facing forward.