The famous Bavarian compact crossover has been around for nearly decades and it looks like it’s time for the fourth iteration of the popular model. As the current generation has been around since 2017 and the company typically does complete redesigns in seven years, it’s quite indicative that the new model will debut as the 2024 BMW X3. At this point, the company tries to keep most details a secret but the test mule has been spotted on the road and it shows a silhouette that’s quite similar to the outgoing model.
Most of the changes should be evolutionary, starting from the platform, which will be the same but updated. The styling will also bring no radical changes, while the interior is about to implement the company’s new design approach regarding digital screens and other tech features. Finally, the engine lineup won’t change drastically, though we count on new hybrid versions.
The all-new 2024 BMW X3 should arrive sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 BMW X3 Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 BMW X3 is getting a redesign and the first thing to talk about is the platform. The new model will continue to ride on the same CLAR platform, which will be updated for this occasion. Of course, we expect to see mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of the chassis and suspension setup, which will provide even better ride quality. Furthermore, the platform updates will open up new possibilities in terms of the implementation of new technologies, whether it’s about powertrain electrification or new driver-assistance feature.
Of course, the new generation will also bring new styling. The test mule has been spotted and it looks like the overall dimensions will remain quite similar. The overall shape also looks quite similar, though we presume the new model will look slightly more muscular.
Naturally, the biggest changes will happen at the front, where we count on the new face. Despite the camouflage, we can see that the new grille will feature bigger kidneys, though as oversized as in some other BMW models. We presume that things are about to look pretty similar to the new X1.
The 2024 BMW X3 interior will also be completely new. The cabin redesign will bring a lot of changes and, once again, we expect to see a lot of similarities with the subcompact X1. This particularly refers to the dashboard design, which will also utilize a massive screen that integrates a digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen. Furthermore, we expect to see further improvements regarding materials and the overall build quality.
Considering that the overall size probably won’t change much, we presume that the amount of cabin space will be similar to the outgoing generation. This would mean a couple of pretty spacious and comfortable rows of seats, which both accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, the current generation features one of the largest cargo areas in the class, so we expect nothing less from the new model.
2024 BMW X3 Engines
Although it’s still early to talk about the exact specs, we presume that the 2024 BMW X3 won’t bring too many significant changes under the hood. Base models should continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower in the current generation. M-badged models would continue with a 3.0-liter inline-six, which currently comes in variants with 382, 473 and 503 horsepower.
Of course, each unit will probably get a slight power increase, while there is also a big possibility to see them coupled with a mild-hybrid setup. Furthermore, we count on a plug-in hybrid too, which should come with a new setup.
In Europe, the new generation should continue with diesel units in the offer, upgraded to meet Euro 7 emissions standards.
We expect to see the same 8-speed automatic transmission coupled with all powertrains.
2024 BMW X3 Release Date and Price
The next-generation 2024 BMW X3 will probably arrive some time in the second half of the next year, though it’s still early to talk about a more precise release date. The starting price should go around 47-48.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are rivals like Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Cadillac XT5, but there is also a whole other bunch of other compact luxury crossovers on the market.