The 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid coming soon with a new beautiful outlook. This is where the future for gasoline or diesel vehicles with internal combustion engine lies, in mating them with Hybrid powertrains. Fuel economy is something that even F1 cars are conscious of. And major manufacturers are slowly but surely churning the piston-bang motors into hybrid ones with electric batteries. This upcoming 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid is one of the Bavarian manufacturers’ full-blooded hybrid variant.
2017 BMW X3 Hybrid – A lot of New Features
As a model, this is a 5-seater mid-size SUV and a powerful one too. This is one of the most popular SUV models in its segment already and BMW wants to capitalise on it by providing the buyers with an additional option for a Hybrid powertrain mated to it.
From the buyers’ point of view; the hybrid is something of an ever-growing myth. They do not want to forego on performance too much while opting for economy especially with a probable permanent drop in fuel prices. And they definitely do not want to compromise on interior space. And comforts for accommodating batteries which are sacrosanct for any Hybrid vehicle.
This is where the engineers are faced with a serious challenge, a challenge of getting more out of a design by giving away with nothing in return. This 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid is an example of automobile engineering at its best while accommodating for a more futuristic approach.
Interior and Exterior Modifications of 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid
Not much will change with this upcoming Hybrid model as far as exteriors go. On the whole, a sportier stance is expected especially after a camouflaged version was seen track-testing. BMW has maintained an adrenaline-thrust to each of its models. And its mid-size SUV X3 range allows for more powerful engines and thereby, increased performance specs.
Larger air intakes angled and shaped with re-designed headlamps sporting the dash of hood for a more serious scowl, a bulging hood with power contours on it dragging all the way back to a dual-exhaust punchy rear-end. These are some of the exterior features which are expected with this upcoming new 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid.
Interior specs are expected to remain the same. Features will depend primarily on the trim or variant this BMW X3 Hybrid 2017 will fall into along with added luxury packages such as:
- Additional Driver Assist Package – Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Collision warning
- All-Weather Package – Heated side mirrors, heated rear seats,
- Premium Package – Upscale leather upholstery, matte metal accents,
– with loads of other features which can be added to them.
If the question is whether in-cabin space will be compromised the answer ought to be yes but negligibly. Accommodating the batteries required for a hybrid powertrain is something that does do away with a little amount of luggage space probably just behind the rear seats. But, evenly placed, it does not hinder much.
2017 BMW X3 Hybrid – Powerful Engine and Performance
In conclusion, the only place where there are proper and noticeable changes is the performance. Although there is no official or test-drive specs available, a 20% to 25% better mileage is expected combined even after the increase of overall curb weight. The hybrid tech will have a plug-in option to it giving it an estimated 30-mile range on electric.
Finally, stay tuned for more information on the 2017 BMW X3 Hybrid powertrain and specs.