BMW gives X3 a facelift

BMW X3. Photo / Supplied
BMW X3. Photo / Supplied

The X3 gets a new 2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine forecast to be part of a four-diesel, three-petrol engine stable. Quality and technology hallmarks of new model

Evolution rather than revolution will drive the new BMW X3, forecast to go on sale mid-year.

Revealed ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show next month, exterior changes appear to be minimal with modified twin circular headlights, a more eye-catching kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, and exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.

The headline inclusion is a new 2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.

It is forecast to be part of a four-diesel, three-petrol engined X3 stable. Whether New Zealand will get all engine choices is still to be finalised, as is pricing.

Weights have increased slightly, but BMW has included more technological kit in the latest model. Expect improved quality in leather seat trims, a new high-gloss black panel to hide the climate-control air-conditioning system and a touchpad controller.

- NZ Herald

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