You’ve probably noticed that there’s a word BMW uses often that few other car makers do. The word is “perfect,” and we’re not afraid of using it to qualify our cars because we don’t have to be. So when presenter Chris Brow, below, says that the previous X3 was nearly perfect, you know it’s the truth. Now the 2015 BMW X3 is heading our way, and it’s even better than the last one.
Starting with the updated look, the 2015 X3 shares the styling of the other X-series vehicles. It has a redesigned front fascia, widening the headlamps and connecting them to the kidney grille. LED and fog lights are optional. The air intakes are also larger and more distinct. The tail lights have been similarly broadened to give the X3 a more distinguished presence from behind. One of the new options is an automatic trunk lift gate that opens just by sensing your foot underneath the rear bumper.
It’s the updated interior that will really set the new X3 apart. The robust, quality surface design includes aluminum accents and black panel optics on the center console. The leather seats have really nice stitching, and the headrests are imprinted with the signature X. Tech-wise, this car will have all the latest features from BMW, including a new feature that lets you dictate an email. Lane-departure warning, park-view assistance, and surround view are all available as safety features, and there also appears to be a HUD that will help drivers keep their eyes on the road.
This model is also very flexible. Ample trunk space is made even better when you fold down the second row of seats. Most cars in this class have only a 40/60 split on the back seats, but that isn’t versatile enough for BMW. The X3 features a 40/20/40 split so that you can use that space however you need to.
The 2015 BMW X3 will have a wide variety of powertrain options, including a new diesel engine. You can read more about the new engine choices in Motor Trend’s first look. The new X3 will make its first appearance at the New York Auto Show this April. We don’t know how it drives yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, if you have any questions please leave a comment or stop by for a visit at Leith BMW.