Launching this year into the luxury compact crossover segment is a vehicle with great gas mileage, ample power, and a passenger experience that will be difficult to surpass. That vehicle is the new BMW X3 crossover, and it is now gracing the showroom floor at Auto West BMW in Richmond.
There are many details to approve of when evaluating the characteristics of the 2017 BMW X3. Canadian winters will seem less severe no matter where you are in the province with the help of xDrive standard all-wheel drive and adjustable stability control. The media controls on the infotainment system are fast-loading and stylishly simple, purposely reducing driver distraction. And for a luxury performance vehicle, you'll be amazed at how fuel efficient these new powertrains are compared to the rest of the segment, all without sacrificing engine muscle or handling.
BMW has surely outdone themselves with this latest offering of their increasingly popular X3 crossover. If you're looking for a new family vehicle, please come to our dealership and test drive one yourself. And since we are a key supplier of BMWs to Richmond and Metro Vancouver, that means we stock a full selection of new and pre-owned BMW X3 models, which can be seen in both our New Inventory and Used Inventory sections.
The three engine options in the new 2017 BMW X3 are enticing and suit different driving styles. The standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder found in the xDrive28i powertrain and 8-speed automatic all-wheel drive pairing into 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. For those who prefer the surge of torque over high-revving horsepower, the new 280 lb-ft X3 28d diesel model will satisfy. But by far the most alluring engine is the 3.0L inline-6 offered with the xDrive35i: at both 300 horsepower and lb-ft of torque, it ranks as one of the fastest accelerators in its segment, while also providing a 7.7L/100km highway fuel efficiency (or 30.6 mpg) that also surpasses some of its less powerful luxury segment rivals. The choice is yours!
The early indications are all promising when it comes to the safety ratings of the new 2017 BMW X3. All the usual standard safety features are included, such as airbags, stability and traction control, ABS, and active seat restraints. If you opt for the Sport model, you'll get the benefits of adjustable stability control, offering higher response thresholds which make driving in the snow that much more comfortable. And of course, a wide array of advanced active safety features are included in most X3 models, including front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warnings, and BMW Assist for remote safety coverage.
Step into the new 2017 BMW X3 and you'll soon realize two things: this is a great family-friendly passenger vehicle, and it is clearly a BMW. The German brand's trademark style and restraint is evident everywhere, from the media dials to the seat contours, while the crossover's back seat might be one of the most comfortable rear passenger experiences you've ever come across. Fold down those back seats and you'll free up 63.3 total cubic feet of cargo space! And frosty mornings driving up to Whistler to hit the slopes will be especially cosy with standard heated front seats.
When you buy BMW, you invest in quality. Help maintain that quality by bringing your X3 into our Auto West BMW Parts & Service Centre, where our team of factory-trained technicians uses nothing but genuine OEM BMW parts to service your vehicle. And should you wish to customize the look or function of your crossover, we can help with that, too. We carry a stock of all the most commonly requested BMW X3 parts and accessories, including rims, wheels, tires, and roof racks. Browse and order parts online, today.