German based carmaker BMW announced the official online configurator for the all-new 2018 BMW X3 in the United States, after releasing the prices with the model in the Land Down Australia, a couple of days ago.
In the United States, the 2018 BMW X3 is available in only two variants – standard X3 xDrive30i ($43,445) and X3 M40i (for at least $55,295 – while in Australia, customers can opt for X3 xDrive20d ($68,900), X3 xDrive30i ($75,900) and the top of the line X3 xDrive30d ($83,900).
In the United States, the entry-level 2018 X3 xDrive30i can be equipped with the xLine, Luxury Design or M Sport Design, which raises its value to $50,000. The new upgrades comprise new wheels, updated front and rear spoilers and a couple of more inside the cabin.
In the case of the 2018 X3 M40i, this one can also be enhanced with additional packages, that will bring it to a total of $70,000. In the engine department, the top of the line X3 M40i features an upgraded 3.0-liter B58 turbocharged I6 mill, rather the same one found on the M240i. The M40i`s power stands at 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, being sent to the wheels via a high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission; this also allows for a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 4.6 seconds.
In Australia, In Australia, the 2018 BMW X3 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel with 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque, in the xDrive20d, coming with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.0 seconds. The fuel consumption is also set at an average of 5.7L/100 km.
Next in kin, the 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo petrol burner, developing 185 kW and 350 Nm of torque, and reaching 100 km/h in a good 6.3 seconds. The top of the line xDrive30d features the same engine, but develops 195 kW and 620 Nm of torque. That means just 5.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, and an average fuel-consumption of 6.0L/100 km.
Source: BMW Coop