The highly popular small crossover came in a completely new version recently and we are now waiting for its electrified version, which is about to come as 2019 BMW X3 eDrive. The amazing crossover is present for many years.
Since its original launch in 2003, we have seen three generations so far. The newest version had its premiere this summer. We have seen plenty of novelties. Besides those usual things like new design, new interior and others, there new engine options as well.
Finally, the new generation comes with plenty of new technologies, especially when it comes to sophisticated comfort and convenience features. After all these novelties, it is time for a hybrid version. The new 2019 X3 eDrive will come as a plug-in hybrid. Exact details about new version are still unknown, but we are pretty sure what to expect from it. Expect to see it in late 2018.
2019 BMW X3 eDrive design
This will be the first time to see this small crossover with a hybrid powertrain. Despite the fact that the company already started with its new line of electric vehicles, they also plan to continue with the further development of hybrid technology. So, the new 2019 BMW X3 eDrive will be one of latest products.
Base characteristic will be pretty much the same as in conventional models. We are about to see a familiar body that rides on the company’s versatile CLAR platform. Even the styling will be completely the same. The new generation of the famous crossover came recently, with the fresh look.
Compared to the previous generation, we can see a clear evolution in terms of design language. There is no place for some radical turnarounds. However, this is something that we all expected. Bavarian carmaker tends its recognizable design philosophy for decades.
2019 BMW X3 eDrive equipment
Just like every vehicle from this company, 2019 BMW X3 eDrive will be also a premium product. So, expect plenty of standard features. This includes both features in terms of comfort and convenience, as well as advanced safety systems. So, we are pretty sure that the list of standard equipment will be very long. We are about to see things like adjustable driving modes, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front sport seats, 6.5-inch touchscreen, 12-speaker audio system etc. As we just mentioned, we expect to see a whole bunch of safety features. Systems like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert should be available in base models.
2019 BMW X3 eDrive powertrain
The most distinctive feature of the 2019 BMW X3 eDrive will be its powertrain, naturally. The company prepares a plug-in version of its famous crossover. Although we still don’t have specific details, various reports offer their predictions. For most of them, this system will consist of a powerful 300-hp gasoline engine and 95-hp electric motor. Also, we heard some rumors about the all-electric version with a max range around 200 miles.
Besides these electrified versions, a famous crossover continues with internal-combustion variants. There are two gasoline engines with displacements of 2.0 and 3.0 liters, with max power of 250 and 355 horses, respectively. Also, there are two diesel engines in the offer. Those are 2.0- and 3.0-liter units, with a max output of 187 and 261 horsepower, respectively. All engines come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 BMW X3 eDrive release date and price
Although we didn’t manage to find some more precise information about the launch date, we presume that the new 2019 BMW X3 eDrive will come late in the next year. When it comes to the price, we are pretty sure that the new model will be more expensive than current gasoline and diesel versions.