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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    • Yiu Kitwai
      Yiu Kitwai

      as a bmw f30 owner and looking into the new x3, I cant agree more with what he points out. BMW certainly, I would argue, produce THE BEST driving and handling cars in the class and I love my 328xi so far for 4 years and more on the road. But the styling and cheap outs on LED light and some other stuff have been very notorious. Hey BMW, improve your interior and be just a little bit more generous or I bet you will lose some bimmers in the future.

      about 14 days ago
    • Belisarius
      Belisarius

      Merc is ahead bit many of its cars are sub-premium e.g. C Class. Many Audis as well. One example- all BMWs are ULSAB-AC frames (repackaged as CLAR), a licensed Porsche Tech. Which is why they never corrode in decades, or do so very slowly if abused, and original x3s in salty Canadian winters are still pristine- and their treatments back the was less than today. 12 years unlimited corrosion warranty (not Merc) for a reason. Lexus, top of sales, rusts hear 2 in Montreal, subchassis, trunk etc. With BMW one trully gets what they pay for. Engineering wise, excluding a more dynamic interior, the nearest rival to this X3 is the Porsche Macan which is at the top tier ULSAB AC price and options.

      about 1 month ago
    • Woody Holland
      Woody Holland

      wrong headed seats are a $500 upgrade just bought one

      about 1 month ago
    • Ruslan Ianchyshyn
      Ruslan Ianchyshyn

      It’s so much different. I don’t know what you are talking about, i hate all x3 before this one, i bought one for my wife and absolutely love it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Darren Prest
      Darren Prest

      So overpriced!! Like you said, they start at 48k Canadian, looking at local inventory online in my area, (Kitchener) the cheapest one is 57k and all the way up to 71k! Badge whoring at it's best! People are nuts to spend that kind of money on this.

      about 1 month ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Mahesh Kandasamy
      Mahesh Kandasamy

      Base engine is 2.0L and not 3.0L

      about 3 months ago
    • Michael Morra
      Michael Morra

      They changed a lot....

      about 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
    • Indra Samudera
      Indra Samudera

      What shade of blue is that?

      about 4 months ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

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

      about 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 months ago
    • James Silverio
      James Silverio

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

      about 5 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 5 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 6 months ago
    • Browngypsy
      Browngypsy

      android auto would be a nice addition

      about 6 months ago
    • Tolga Demir
      Tolga Demir

      Nope, Volvo XC60 2019 is a better choice.

      about 6 months ago
    • kad d
      kad d

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

      about 6 months ago
    • kad d
      kad d

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

      about 6 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 7 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 7 months ago
    • Trisha Smith
      Trisha Smith

      Thank god! Every crossover should have reclining rear seats.

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • captainthrall
      captainthrall

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

      about 7 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 7 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 7 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 6 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 6 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 8 months ago