BMW Unveils 2025 X3: New Hybrid Powertrains and Modern Design

BMW is set to launch the 2025 X3, bringing significant updates in terms of powertrains, design, and technology. The new X3 will be available in two trims: the entry-level X3 30 xDrive and the top-spec X3 M50 xDrive.

Powertrains and Performance

X3 30 xDrive:

  • Engine: Turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder
  • Hybrid System: 48-volt mild-hybrid
  • Power Output: 255hp and 400Nm of torque
  • Performance: 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds, top speed of 209km/h

X3 M50 xDrive:

  • Engine: Electrified 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six
  • Power Output: 393 hp and 580Nm of torque
  • Performance: 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds, top speed of 249km/h (with performance tyres) or 209km/h (with base tyres)

Both trims come standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

Exterior Design

The new X3 features a fresh exterior design that is larger than its predecessor but retains the same 2865mm wheelbase. Notable design elements include:

  • X3 30 xDrive: Larger kidney grilles with vertical and diagonal bars, L-shaped indicators in the headlights, full LED headlights, and tailpipes integrated into the rear apron. Standard 19-inch alloy wheels with optional 20- and 21-inch wheels.

  • X3 M50 xDrive: 20-inch alloy wheels, M-specific kidney grilles with horizontal bars, M Sport brakes, quad tailpipes, and an illuminated grille. Performance features include Adaptive M Sport suspension, variable sport steering, and an M Sport rear differential.

Interior and Technology

Inside, the 2025 X3 is equipped with:

  • Displays: BMW 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch control display with iDrive 9 infotainment system.
  • Features: QuickSelect for easy access to frequently used functions, 891 litres of cargo space (expanding to 1,900 litres with rear seats folded), and a towing capacity of up to 2199kg with the optional trailer hitch.
  • Seats: Newly designed adjustable heated sports seats in three colours, with an optional M Veganza/Alcantara combination.
  • Steering Wheel: Standard flat-bottom steering wheel.
  • Interior Panel: Optional woven fabric instrument panel, available for the first time in 2025.
X3 M50 xDrive

Color Options

BMW offers a range of exterior colours:

  • X3 30 xDrive: 11 metallic shades, including the new Dune Grey metallic, and over 15 BMW Individual paint finishes.
  • X3 M50 xDrive: One solid color and nine metallic colours, with 10 exterior colour options in total.

The 2025 BMW X3 represents a blend of advanced hybrid technology, enhanced design, and cutting-edge infotainment systems, catering to a wide range of driving preferences and lifestyles.

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