2021 BMW X3 Facelift, iX3, Release date

The Bavarian carmaker is preparing a lot of novelties for the next year. The popular compact crossover is about to come with some pretty interesting changes, as well as with some pretty important new features. Of course, everyone talks about a new all-electric version of the crossover, which will definitely be the most important novelty. However, it won’t be the only one. Allegedly, the 2021 BMW X3 is also about to receive a mid-cycle refresh, which sounds possible, considering that the current generation has been around since 2017.

We should see a couple of aesthetical changes, as well as new features on the inside. The new model should feature a 250-mile range, while details about power and performances are still unavailable.

2021 BMW X3 Will Get All-Electric Version

There is no doubt that this is the biggest novelty for the 2021 BMW X3. It looks like the company is now going in a little bit different direction when it comes to electrification. Instead of standalone electric vehicles like the i3, it looks like the future model will be based on existing and more famous nameplates. This should ensure better sales numbers, according to the Bavarian carmaker.

2021 BMW iX3

Details about the new all-electric version are still unavailable. At this point, we know that this model will feature a couple of distinctive visual details, particularly at the front. The new model will accentuate its all-electric nature with a slightly different grille, front fascia, front bumper, and similar things.

2021 BMW X3 Facelift

Besides the new all-electric version, we expect changes in other X3 models as well. The current generation has been around since 2017 and various reports are suggesting a mid-cycle refresh for the fourth production year, which makes sense. Still, we don’t expect any significant change. The new 2021 BMW X3 should receive a couple of novelties at the front end, particularly in terms of the slightly revised grille and bumper. However, base design characteristics will probably remain untouched. Additionally, we could see those typical mid-cycle updates like new color options, wheels etc.


On the inside, we don’t expect to see too many changes. Not that the new X3 wouldn’t use some improvement, but this company simply doesn’t practice such changes during a production cycle. Therefore, count on the same cabin layout, which offers a pretty decent amount of space. The overall interior quality is good, though the dashboard looks a little bit simplistic and most rivals simply feel more opulent. Still, that doesn’t mean this crossover lack standard equipment. The current model already comes standard with a nice list of features, be we expect it will be expanded for this occasion.

2021 BMW X3 Interior

2021 BMW X3 Engines

Under the hood, we expect things to remain the same. Therefore, base models will carry on with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 248 horsepower and delivers pretty good driving dynamics. Of course, the ride is even better with the optional 3.0-liter inline-six, which is good for pretty impressive 355 horsepower. Such amount of power ensures pretty amazing performances, as the crossover needs about 4.8 seconds to hit 60 mph.

2021 BMW X3

Besides great performances, this crossover is also characterized by a pretty amazing fuel economy. With the base engine, you can count on about 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.

Release Date and Price

Given the updates and novelties, we expect that the 2021 BMW X3 will arrive a little bit earlier than usual, probably in the third quarter of the next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect significant changes, so base models should go around 41.000 dollars.

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