BMW introduced a fully-redesigned X3 in 2018. The compact SUV arrived with a sporty design, a pair of powerful engines, and a more upscale cabin. The redesigned X3 gave BMW a more competitive option in the class. With the 2022 BMW X3, the compact SUV benefits from a facelift.
The 2022 X3 arrives with a slightly updated exterior design. At the front, the X3 receives larger kidney grilles, updated lower air intakes, and a more aggressive front fascia. The back of the 2022 X3 benefits from updated taillights and larger exhaust tips. While the updates seem small, they help the X3 look more upscale.
The inside of the X3 benefits from minor changes. The upper portion of the center console has been rearranged. The air vents are larger, while the HVAC controls have been moved closer to the infotainment display. Other than these small changes for the 2022 model year, the X3 continues to have a sporty, high-end design.
On top of a 10.25-inch central display, the 2022 BMW X3 also comes with a 5.1-inch screen in the instrument cluster, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot, one USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. A 12.3-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster are available.
Power for the X3 comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. The X3 M40i features a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that’s rated at 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. A new 48-volt mild-hybrid system is standard on the X3 M40i. All X3 models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features on the 2022 X3 include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning. Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, and BMW’s semi-autonomous Extended Traffic Jam Assistant.