2018 BMW X3 South African pricing revealed

Four months after the unveiling of the BMW X3 ‘luxury compact crossover’ in the United States, the Munich-based manufacturer has announced local pricing and range details for South Africa.

Scheduled to launch in November this year, the third-gen BMW X3 will be available in four iterations (all of which are all-wheel drive). The range will comprise of two turbocharged petrol engines as well as two turbocharged diesel engines.

At the bottom of the range, you’ll find the xDrive20d at R687 506. Making use of a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, the xDrive20d will produce 140 kW and 400 N.m.  0-100 km/h will take 8.0 seconds and BMW claims a fuel consumption figure of just 5.7 L/100 km.

Next on the list is the xDrive30i at R745 956. A turbocharged petrol four-cylinder producing 185 kW and 350 N.m. will take you to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds, while the claimed fuel consumption figure climbs to 7.6 L/100 km.

Second from the top is the xDrive30d which will set you back R873 088. 195 kW and 620 N.m. comes thanks to a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder.The 0-100km/h sprint will be dealt with in 5.8 seconds and the fuel consumption figure comes in at a quite reasonable 6.2 L/100 km.

Topping the range is the BMW X3 M40i, which will start at a rather hefty R1 000 676. Power is provided by BMW’s 3.0 L turbocharged inline-six-cylinder, which is good for  265 kW and 500 N.m. of torque. A specialized sports version of the eight-speed automatic transmission will send power to all four wheels and launch you to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h, while fuel consumption is claimed to be 8.9L/100 km.

The 2018 X3 will also feature active air slap control upfront, be equipped with LED lights and fog lamps, come fitted with an acoustic windscreen and have autonomous technology.

The new X3 will initially be imported before local production begins at BMW’s  Pretoria-based Plant Rosslyn in early 2018.




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