2023 BMW X3: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Sarah Willis
Contributing Writer - May 5, 2022

Model Preview

The BMW X3 is likely going to be a carryover for the 2023 model year. It received some minor upgrades in 2021 but was last redesigned in 2018. Since BMW tends to redesign this compact SUV every six years, the next redesign is expected to come in 2024.

The X3’s most recent updates included improvements to the grille, bumpers, lights, and new paint colors. Inside the cabin, the X3 received a 10.25-inch screen like the 4-Series has and an improved audio panel with 12 Harman Kardon speakers. Smartphone compatibility, connected services, WI-FI hotspot, navigation with traffic updates, voice control, and remote software upgrades come standard. The X3 seats five and has 28.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the rear seats. Once the seats are folded, that expands to 62.7 cubic feet.

The current X3 has a few different powertrain options. The first of which is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with four-wheel or rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic Steptronic transmission. This gives 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and has an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. The other option is a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with two variations. In the M40i, it gives 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque and in the M model, it gives 473 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. For these, the estimated fuel economy drops to 21/26/23 mpg and 15/20/17 mpg respectively.

BMW has equipped the X3 with many safety features that are likely to carry over such as LED headlights, automatic collision alerts, front and rear park distance control, stolen vehicle recovery, and rain-sensing wipers. Other driving assistance systems include blind-spot detection, land departure warning, dynamic cruise control, brake pad wear indicators, and cornering brake control.

Pricing & Release Date

BMW hasn’t given us an exact release date, but it is expected that the 2023 X3 will be out by the end of the year. As it is speculated to be a carryover, it’s doubtful that pricing for the newest X3 will stray far from the current model’s MSRP of $44,695. The 2023 BMW X3 may face off against other luxury compact SUVs such as the Audi Q5, INFINITI QX55, Volvo XC60, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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