X3 might be a compact vehicle, but it is one of the most versatile crossovers ever made. The new edition comes in few variants, including Alpina SUV. But, more exciting luxury vehicles are the base version, as always, the M package, and electric model iX3. With all these variants, there is no way for 2020 BMW X3 to fail. Attractive appearance, premium upholstery with the latest infotainment accessories, and superb performance by its engines guarantee fun in the ride.
The 2020 BMW X3 is in its third generation. A vehicle is only two years old, so there is no need for the big update of the entry-level model. However, small cosmetic updates won’t let this compact crossover be so boring. What’s more, the new electric version and the M package will raise the game to another level. With these two SUVs in the lineup, the BMW X3 will be capable to fight in every segment.
2020 BMW X3 Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 BMW X3 is a proven inline-four mill. A turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is capable to produce 250 hp. Also, a 2.0-liter engine can deliver 260 lb-ft of torque. Buyers will choose between rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive. Of course, the first one is fuel-friendlier with the return of 26 mpg. The AWD version drops it to 25 mpg combined. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is a router for both entry-level model and the one with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
The bigger unit can make 355 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. It is better for off-road adventures and for drivers looking for more traction and balance. It comes exclusively with AWD. This system consumes 20/27 mpg in city/highway.
2020 BMW X3 M
Recently, spy shots of the 2020 BMW X3 M appeared. BMW fans are crazy about the new model since the German carmaker will finally bring a rival to Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the Mercedes GLC AMG. The M package delivers exterior and interior updates. More aggressive appearance and a sportier drive are the reason why every BMW with M badge draws so much attention. The compact crossover will install a twin-turbo system on the 3.0-liter inline-six engine to maximize its output. The new BMW X3 M will be capable to produce over 450 horses.
2020 BMW iX3
While the spy shots are unveiling the truth which is not official yet, the company confirmed an electric version of the compact crossover for 2020. The 2020 BMW iX3 is going to be the first all-electric model from the Bavarian manufacturer. In the future, we will see more and more crossovers and vehicles from other classes. Small exterior updates are not going to make iX3 too much different than 2020 BMW X3. Electric batteries will be capable to make the SUV go 250 miles before the next refill. With the new generation chargers, the 2020 BMW iX3 will need only an hour or so to restore the energy.
2020 BMW X3 Release Date
Without big updates, the spotlight is not on the 2020 BMW X3. However, the company will bring the base model before they start to present other versions. That could happen early in 2019, so the iX3 and M variations can have time for final tuning. Also, it would make a prelude to the real deal. Since the electric model is official, it will come before the performance-oriented model. Then, we will get a confirmation for speculations about its price. Experts believe the BMW will slot iX3 somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000. The price of the 2020 BMW X3 M is more predictable since it will top the range. Although it belongs to the compact class, the performance-tuned SUV will cost over $70,000. It is more than the base BMW X6 SUV.