BMW X3 has become a plug-in hybrid

BMW X3 has become a plug-in hybrid

November 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

BMW has launched an electrified version of the third generation X3 called xDrive30e, which is equipped with a PHEV transmission.

The crossover is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 184 hp. and 109 hp combined with an 8-speed gearbox. The total power of the system is 292 hp. and 420 Nm of torque are delivered to all four wheels with xDrive AWD as needed. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 6.1 seconds, the maximum speed is 210 km / h, and its traction capacity is 2000 kg.

The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery installed under the rear seat (the fuel tank is located above the rear axle), which can be charged using ordinary household outlets with a standard charging cable in almost 6 hours. Connecting to the original wall unit reduces charging time by up to 3.5 hours. Thanks to a well-thought-out layout, the luggage compartment volume remains unchanged at 450 liters and can be increased to 1,500 liters thanks to the folded rear seats.

Users can switch between different driving modes, including a fully electric mode, which provides a range of 51 to 55 km. The combined power consumption of the X3 xDrive30e is from 16.4 to 17.2 kWh, and officially it burns an average of 2.1-2.4 liters per 100 km.

The premium plug-in hybrid compact SUV will be offered in four trim levels: Advantage, xLine, Luxury and M Sport. Even the base model has good features, receiving auxiliary air conditioning with remote control, digital services, acoustic pedestrian warning and much more.

Additional options will include almost the entire range of equipment available for the rest of the X3 line, including adaptive suspension, sports steering, M brakes, active cruise control and more. BMW will launch it in the US early next year, pricing and other details will be announced closer to this date.