If we consider the recent, 2022 mid-cycle update, it’s easy to predict that the current generation of this compact crossover will remain in production for some more time. Logically, the 2023 BMW X3 will carry on in the same way, without more important changes to come. Still, we wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see things like new color options and more standard equipment. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same.
You may count on a crossover that takes the best of two worlds. It’s one of the most spacious and most practical models in the class, but it is also one of the most fun to drive small crossovers around. Furthermore, we like peppy and refined powertrain, as well as a pretty intuitive infotainment system.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 BMW X3 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 BMW X3 Design
The current generation has been around for a while and the recent update has brought a couple of interesting novelties regarding styling. We saw things like a new grille, new headlights, a new front bumper etc. The rear end also comes with a couple of novelties, such as new taillights, new rear bumper etc. Considering all these updates, we have no doubt that the 2023 BMW X3 will carry on in the same way and the only updates we could see are new color options.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle hasn’t changed since the initial launch. That’s not an issue at all, considering that the ride quality is pretty impressive. This SUV features one of the most engaging handlings in the class, with a super-high level of athleticism. At the same time, the ride isn’t too firm, but rather pretty smooth, considering the sporty character of the car.
On the inside, things come in a typical BMW fashion. The dashboard design is rather classic but comes with lots of tech goodies, even in the most basic versions. Furthermore, the build quality is excellent, while the materials are pretty impressive as well. Finally, the sound insulation is pretty good, even at highway speeds.
Besides good overall quality, this cabin also offers a high level of practicality. This is one of the most spacious models in the class, which comes with two very spacious rows of seats that accommodate adults with ease. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the 10-way power adjustability is part of the standard equipment.
The cargo area offers around 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 62.7 cubic feet, which are some of the best numbers in the class.
This aspect shouldn’t change much, not only because of the recent facelift but also because of the fact that the current model already comes fully loaded in its base versions. Base versions come standard with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, as well as a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster. Furthermore, we already mentioned 10-way power-adjustable seats, while the list of standard equipment also includes Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, and a 12-speaker stereo. Among upgrades, you can find things like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, wireless charging, premium audio system, proximity keyless entry, a hands-free power liftgate, rear sunshades, and a panoramic moonroof.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with parking sensors, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning, while there are also upgrades like adaptive pivoting headlights, parallel park assists, a surround-view parking camera system, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.
2023 BMW X3 Engines
Things under the hood will continue in the same way as well. The plug-in hybrid version has been discontinued, so there are three gasoline versions on the offer now. Base models come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower and offers more than adequate power. For those who are looking for something peppier, there is the M40i model, which comes with a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six, good for about 382 horsepower.
If that’s not enough for you, there is also the M model, which gets a twin-turbocharged inline-six engine. The max output goes all-away up to 473 horsepower, which is enough to make this SUV one of the best performers in the class.
All three engines come coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2023 BMW X3 Release Date and Price
Since no bigger changes are expected for the next year, we presume that the 2023 BMW X3 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. The base price shouldn’t change much either, so base versions will probably cost around 44.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 etc.