The all-new 2019 BMW X3 is larger than the last model, in fact, it is bigger than the original X5. This new model has a familiar look, with a bolder front grille and bumper, sleeker looking body and duel exhaust tips. There is still a 248hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder as the base model, called 30, and an optional M40 with 355hp. The power goes to al four wheels through a 9-speed automatic. The starting price has gone up, now starting at $48,000.

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    • kevin n
      kevin n

      You could go buy a comparably equipped 4 cylinder Porsche Macan for 10-15k more.....

      about 3 days ago
    • Mahesh Kandasamy
      Mahesh Kandasamy

      Base engine is 2.0L and not 3.0L

      about 16 days ago
    • Michael Morra
      Michael Morra

      They changed a lot....

      about 22 days ago
    • Korean mtn biker in U.S. 미국 자연 생할
      Korean mtn biker in U.S. 미국 자연 생할

      Hi. Can you tell me about the turbo in the engine? How good is it? How long will it last? How reliable is it? If turbo go out, how much to replace? Thanks

      about 1 month ago
    • NICK SPONDIKE
      NICK SPONDIKE

      You’re an ass-clown! You suck off Porsche every chance you get, and when do they change anything?!

      about 1 month ago
    • Ian Taufik
      Ian Taufik

      What shade of blue is that?

      about 1 month ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

      thats exactlly what we like about bmw... if u want changes every year go to kia...

      about 1 month ago
    • Kelvin Chew
      Kelvin Chew

      Let me really clear you up on the actual price for base 2019 X3 when the dealer does it final paper calculation It’s going to cost you $73,000.00 +/- on the options. The $88,000 +/- for the M40i on the SUV options in Canada.

      about 1 month ago
    • XtremeVideoKing
      XtremeVideoKing

      You are probably the worst automotive journalist I have ever come across. You claim “new changes are hard to see” yet you failed to see: A new power plants, upgraded connected drive systems and technology that is standard with features that would otherwise only be found in offerings such as the 7 series. You keep citing before/after photos of exterior and interior claiming it’s necessary on BMWs behalf to produce these as their are no changes. In reality, there’s a funny word for this, it’s called Marketing. In this instance, it’s kinda where an automotive manufacturer advertises their cars new features/updates in order to attract new consumers? Just for your information.

      about 2 months ago
    • bbillp
      bbillp

      Looks good but in my opinion for the price BMW falls short on electronics and Apps, I would take a very close look at Collision Avoidance systems and the reliability of smart phone apps when considering this car and its competition. I was hoping to get a new X3 or X5 but I will keep my 2011 X3 3.0 much longer.

      about 2 months ago
    • James Silverio
      James Silverio

      Compares a 2019 X3 interior to a 2019 Audi Q8 interior...

      about 2 months ago
    • Mac Anthony
      Mac Anthony

      thats the point, I dont want my BMW looking like an Audi. BMW should keep doing what they are doing and look like BMWs!!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Siniverisyys
      Siniverisyys

      I bought a 2012 BMW X3 last year and nobody can really tell it's an older vehicle except probably the BMW enthusiasts. The only "tell" is my nav system. This probably helps with resale - the design is timeless. It is a really nice design, I don't think it needs a big overhaul. I really hate it when companies take a great product, change it drastically to 'shake things up,' and end up ruining a good thing. I prefer the small, iterative improvements

      about 3 months ago
    • Browngypsy
      Browngypsy

      android auto would be a nice addition

      about 3 months ago
    • Tolga Demir
      Tolga Demir

      Nope, Volvo XC60 2019 is a better choice.

      about 3 months ago
    • kad d
      kad d

      q5 in 2019 will have 248 hp too , thats the ecology reason

      about 3 months ago
    • kad d
      kad d

      my has 252 hp, but it is from 2018 ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • Victoria Gale
      Victoria Gale

      I own the 2017 x3 m sport I will not be buying this new model as they have made it look a bit “ grandpa “ for me softened up the looks I liked the 2017 model as it has an aggressive look sharp lines for a compact suv

      about 4 months ago
    • Douglas Wayne
      Douglas Wayne

      This guy does not know what happened to BMW back in the early 2000's when they radically designed their cars with "flame surfacing" design language.

      People were at an uproar and demanded that their designer, Chris Bangle, be put in jail for such radically different design from BMW heritage.

      Some almost turned violent - that's how much such change offended BMW lovers!

      So ever since then, BMW changes their designs very little.

      They learned their lesson the very hard way!

      about 4 months ago
    • Trisha Smith
      Trisha Smith

      Thank god! Every crossover should have reclining rear seats.

      about 4 months ago
    • Kurt Komaromi
      Kurt Komaromi

      Audi has also taken the conservative route with the Q5. I don't think there's much real innovation in this class of vehicle.

      about 4 months ago
    • captainthrall
      captainthrall

      I agree - the dash looks dated, but the price beats the GLC easily

      about 4 months ago
    • Jager Engineering
      Jager Engineering

      Transmission is precise and it has paddles! Sport mode, handles like on rails, quiet. Roomy, yet very personal. What's not to like? will it be long term reliable?

      about 4 months ago
    • alexandergoldman
      alexandergoldman

      The dealbreaker for me is no Android Auto...refuse to use iPhones which are complete garbage. However, to get Apple Auto, you MUST upgrade to the tech package...that's so chintzy and expected of BMW I guess... I'm sure it drives great...just not for me

      about 4 months ago
    • alexandergoldman
      alexandergoldman In reply to alexandergoldman

      +DabbaYabbaDo I'm ignorant...because I'm stating my opinion...which happens to be true? I can write my dissertation on why iPhones are garbage. When you come out attacking someone who thinks iPhones are shit, then you come off as the iDiot and fucktatd.. For the record..im no fanboy, i simply dislike apple more than i like android after awful experiences with two iPhones and the steady stream of BS company practices..

      about 3 months ago
    • DabbaYabbaDo
      DabbaYabbaDo In reply to alexandergoldman

      alexandergoldman just FYI, when you say “refuse to use iPhones which are complete garbage” people immediately think you’re ignorant. It’s fine to have a phone preference but only the mentally challenged make such broad sweeping comments.

      about 3 months ago
    • Von_Nightmare_ Luciferian
      Von_Nightmare_ Luciferian

      All they did was make it look more like THE ORIGINAL, which is the best SAV ever made, they know they had perfection, so now they want to update that perfection, my 2005 still looks better than this new one though, just a few upgrades and boom it looks new again.

      about 5 months ago
    • Usman Ladan
      Usman Ladan

      I agree with you Zack. The problem with BMW is styling. They just dont know how to design cars like Audi and Benz. Someone should tell them that interior and exterior looks matter to customers.

      about 5 months ago
    • Rossi Tai
      Rossi Tai

      BACK SEAT IS TOO SMALL

      about 5 months ago
    • Rachel Stutzenburg
      Rachel Stutzenburg

      Coming from a 2007 BMW X3 v6 (260hp) if I get the 2019 4-cylinder (240hp), am I going to miss my v6? I hate that all the vehicles in this class have gone to the turbo 4-cylinder. If I want the v6 it's so much more, ugh!!! Can a newer turbo 4-cylinder with 12 hps less actually be comparable to an older v6 260hp or am I going to miss it??? I loved the quick acceleration and easily in 80-90mph without knowing it in the 2007 v6. I hope I don't lose that. I wish they would go smaller without losing the quality. Unsure I'd like the x1 or x2. I'd loved my x3, but the long front kinda did look like a wagon. I'm hoping when I see the 2019 in person it does look better. It seems the back has improved and I've always liked the x5 (but not the size).

      about 5 months ago
    • Rachel Stutzenburg
      Rachel Stutzenburg In reply to Rachel Stutzenburg

      YorkU Degree thank you for all of your help!!! Appreciate it!

      about 5 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree In reply to Rachel Stutzenburg

      BMW base and packages are high, but include more features, though some are not necessary. Jag gives you less and uses smaller feature packages. If you compare nearly fully loaded, BMW is a much better value. Jag is closer, staying with more basic packages. Depending on your needs.

      Run Flat (RFT) tires are standard for all BMW. It eliminates the use of a spare to increase trunk space and lightens the vehicle to improve gas mileage. Most companies including MB and Audi (uses self-inflating spare) also use RFT. The benefit is for safety from tire punctures to deflate slowly, allowing you to drive an extra 75-100 miles to avoid being stranded and the air empties. The ride is a little harsher since the tire has added rubber to protect against punctures. Tire costs are higher though and some swap their RFT for cheaper non-RFT and use tire puncture foam or AAA for emergencies.

      As for tire size, I ordered 19" which should be good enough. Larger tires is more expensive and sportier, but the ride is harsher. Depends if you want a softer or sportier ride.

      Winter driving, use smaller tires as it slices the snow 18" (BMW recommends) instead of larger sizes which is prone to sledding. I have another BMW and purchased non RFT for the Winter, don't believe too many punctures happen on snow and ice, I also saved some money which is approx. 30% cheaper.


      18" V Spoke 618
      36110003053
      Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 r-f* 225/60R18 104H XL

      about 5 months ago
    • Rachel Stutzenburg
      Rachel Stutzenburg In reply to Rachel Stutzenburg

      YorkU Degree when I priced out the jaq online for the features I wanted it was the same. But above really helps. I was concerned on realizability and how it handles in the snow. As beautiful as it is I think it’s a pass. I do love the x3 so I guess it’s best to stick with it. The Audi at first I was in love, but not so much now. Last question on the x3 what’s the difference between non run flat tires and run flat tires? And size of tires If you go 19” that’s a tougher ride I’m guessing???

      about 5 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree In reply to Rachel Stutzenburg

      I looked into the Jags F-Pace, but decided against test driving. Price (approx. $8K+) and reliability were the main issues against. There are other concerns about the location of some of the functions, poor Info System, fewer dealerships etc., but it's still a beautiful vehicle. I believe driving, interior space and features, is the closest to being an X3 clone. Don't believe getting a vehicle so similar to the X3 with some shortcomings is worth the much higher price.

      If you want other options around the same price range, try the Audi Q5 and MB GLC. Each are different and excellent choices. Audi has among the best Info System, lots of safety features, although, boring outside and priced about $2K less. MB is just simply a beautiful exterior and luxurious interior, unfortunately smaller inside and costs about $3K+ than the X3. Each vehicle have soft driving dynamics compared to the sporty BMW.

      about 5 months ago
    • Rachel Stutzenburg
      Rachel Stutzenburg In reply to Rachel Stutzenburg

      YorkU Degree I’ve picked my old car up tonight and decided to wait till Saturday to test drive it in the day light. But, I love the newer modern styling!!!! Yeah I’m hearing some good things on the 4 cylinder and agree the 3rd generation is going to feel wonderful driving I bet! Another reason for my delay is first I want to stop at one other place to get a car out of my head the Jaquar F-pace. I’m concerned because I don’t know enough about jaqs or if they are reliable. Do I stick with the devil 👿 I know or anew???? I just think about the additional costs I bought into the bmw and I want to vomit! But, somehow I just still love them! Errrr. Jaquar offers 5 year scheduled maintenance which is nice. Any thoughts on the f pace?

      about 5 months ago
    • Leo Lawson
      Leo Lawson

      I couldn't agree more. The interior control and instruments look dated but the quality is second to none. I love BMW but they really need to catch up on their gauges and instrument panel.

      about 5 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree In reply to Leo Lawson

      BMW just released ID7 for the X5 and 3 Series. Not impressed as they focused and fell short on the Virtual Cockpit in their attempts to copy Audi. I like this model and ID6 better with digital dials.

      I do completely agree about the interior and exterior look dated, but comparing to the other SUVs in this class, this seemed to be the best choice.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ikillitall
      Ikillitall

      GIVE US ANDROID AUTO YOU DAFT MORONS!!!! YOU EXCLUDING A HUGE PART OF THE MARKET!!!

      about 5 months ago