If there is a compact SUV that perfectly combines style, performance and practicality, that would be the X3. The Bavarian crossover is one of the most exciting models in the class to drive but at the same time, it offers one of the biggest cargo areas among compact crossovers. Add to this the recent refresh and it becomes clear that the 2023 BMW X3 will carry on in the same way. We count on the same design, with minor changes only.
All this means that you may count on a crossover that is fun to drive, which comes with some pretty capable engine options. Furthermore, the cabin is spacious and comfortable, while the interior quality is pretty good too. Finally, there is a very generous list of standard and available features.
Considering that no bigger changes are expected for the next year, we are pretty sure that the 2023 BMW X3 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 BMW X3 Design
Design-wise, the 2023 BMW X3 will continue in the same way. Of course, it will continue with all the updates that were introduced with the 2022 refresh. This facelift has brought a new styling, which included a completely new front end. The grille has been revised, as well as headlights and front bumpers. On the other end, you can also notice a new rear bumper, as well as revised taillights. So, the next year’s X3 should continue in the same way and the best we could see are minor updates like new color options.
Mechanically, things definitely won’t change. This model rides on the company’s new CLAR platform, while the chassis setup is very refined too. As a result, you get pretty athletic handling, without sacrificing comfort. The 2023 BMW X3 will continue in the same way, offering a fantastic balance in terms of ride quality.
The same thing goes for interior design. We are about to see a familiar layout, which hasn’t changed too much during these four years of production. The X3’s dashboard looks like any other BMW. It features familiar aesthetics, which combined conservative and modern solutions. Everything looks nice and even though things aren’t as flashy as in models like Audi Q5 or Mercedes-Benz GLC, the overall build quality and materials are really impressive.
Besides good interior quality, you may also count on plenty of space inside the cabin. This crossover comes with two roomy rows of seats, which both accommodate adults with ease. The front seats are supportive, while the driving position is excellent. When it comes to the cargo area, this crossover offers around 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 62.7 cubic feet in total. Those are some of the best numbers in the class.
Once again, no bigger changes are about to come for the next year. So, base models should come with goodies like a 10.2-inch instrument cluster, a 10.2-inch touch screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, 12-speaker stereo, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and a power liftgate. Among upgrades, you can find things like a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, premium Harman Kardon stereo, a gesture control system, and wireless device charging, as well as proximity keyless entry, a hands-free power liftgate, rear sunshades, and a panoramic moonroof.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with parking sensors, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning etc.
2023 BMW X3 Engines
We expect that the 2023 BMW X3 will continue with three familiar engine options on the offer. Base models should carry on with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 248 horsepower and offers the level of performance that should satisfy most drivers.
If you look for something peppier, there is the well-known 3.0-liter inline-six. This engine comes in two output variants. The first one powers the M40i version and it features a total output of 382 horsepower. A model powerful variant of the engine will power the 2023 BMW X3 M, with the max output of 473 horses, which is enough power to move this SUV from zero to sixty in just four seconds.
All versions come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which works great. The base model returns around 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is great for the class.
2023 BMW X3 Release Date and Price
As there are no changes to come for the next year, we presume that the 2023 BMW X3 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. Base versions should cost around 44.000 dollars, while models like Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX and Audi Q5 will remain some of the key competitors.