A prototype for a redesigned BMW X3 has been noticed once more, this time testing at Germany’s Nürburgring racetrack. The brand new compact crossover would be the fourth era of the top-selling nameplate.
The present X3 arrived in 2017 as 2018 mannequin 12 months and was given a mid-cycle replace for 2022. Primarily based on BMW custom, the redesigned X3 arrive in 2024 as a 2025 mannequin. A redesigned model of the associated X4 ought to arrive 12-18 months later, probably solely as an electrical automobile based mostly on BMW’s upcoming Neue Klasse devoted EV platform.
The prototype is closely camouflaged, however we are able to see that the proportions might be similar to these of the present era, albeit barely extra rounded. The form of the headlights can clearly be seen, and the grille seems to be prefer it’s taking up a taller design, though the camouflage gear has been utilized to make the grille look just like the present X3’s grille.
We will not spot a lot of the inside, however an uncluttered sprint with floating screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment hub seems to be to be current, as seen within the newest BMWs, together with the up to date 2023 3-Sequence and redesigned 2024 5-Sequence.
The platform might be an up to date model of the present X3’s CLAR design, which implies rear-wheel drive with the choice of all-wheel drive. Search for 2.0-liter turbo-4 and three.0-liter turbo inline-6 engines, in each instances with commonplace mild-hybrid expertise. Plug-in hybrid energy may even be on provide, together with doubtlessly within the subsequent X3 M.
The present X3 provides an electrical iX3 possibility exterior the U.S. Whereas the iX3 makes use of a modified model of the CLAR platform, the following electrical X3, which ought to come to the U.S., is anticipated to make use of BMW Group’s Neue Klasse devoted EV platform that may spawn its first mannequin in 2025. BMW has stated the primary Neue Klasse mannequin might be within the 3-Sequence section. It was previewed by the current Imaginative and prescient Neue Klasse idea. Will probably be adopted by a sporty SUV, probably the aforementioned electric-only X4.
Manufacturing of the redesigned X3 ought to be dealt with at BMW Group’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the place the present X3 is constructed. Any Neue Klasse-based variant will seemingly be constructed elsewhere, although. The primary Neue Klasse EV might be constructed at a plant in Debrecen, Hungary, beginning in 2025. Neue Klasse EVs may even be constructed at present BMW crops in Germany and China, beginning in 2026, and in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, beginning in 2027.
BMW would not wish to fiddle with the X3. In 2022, the corporate bought 65,800 examples within the U.S. alone, making it the automaker’s hottest automobile right here.