The 2017 BMW X3 Passes the Torch to Its 2018 Sibling This November

In agreement with the adage, auld acquaintance shouldn't be forgotten, and a feature-abundant build surely makes it hard to avoid bringing the 2017 BMW X3 to mind. Take a trip down memory lane with The Ultimate Driving Machine moniker in the Bavarian-made Sports Activity Vehicle® and see that to which we BMW aficionados have to look forward for the 2018 model year.

In line with Robert Burns' 18th-century call to remember the value of longstanding friendships, we at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs can say that the 2018 BMW X3 holds much of the same promise as did 2017, but with a few notable improvements.

Surely, under the hood of 2017 X3, you can find your choice of efficient 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo in-line 4-cylinder and energetic 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo in-line 6-cylinder engine options. They run the gamut from a capable base 240 horsepower, ascending to 300 horsepower in upper echelons. Plus, the 2017 BMW SAV shows itself a model of stability atop an intelligent chassis complete with available Dynamic Damper Control, responsive Variable Sport Steering, and Dynamic Stability Control to help stave off wheel slip during maneuvers.

Factor in a towering 8.3 inches of ground clearance and the assist through Mother Nature's inclemency provided by the celebrated BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system, and it's a breeze to leave obstacle-ridden terrain behind. The system's biased in favor of rear wheels, meaning dependable traction delivery within milliseconds. But let's not forget what makes the excursion. 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space burgeons up to 63.3 thanks to a rear remote release, so packing plenty remains a matter of course.

2018 BMW X3 gets a performance bump in a new M40i trim, reaching 355 horsepower owing to a 3.0-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder in-line engine. That works out to a peak torque increase of up to 69 pound-feet from the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i, to a landscape-commanding 369 pound-feet. Compound these with a wheelbase extended by 2.2 inches, a fording depth up to 19.6 inches, and the X3-first-ever factory-installed trailer hitch complete with a 2-inch receiver for taking a trailerful along off-grid, and 2018 appears ready for new road-trip horizons.

The new BMW X3 promises creature comforts to match, too. The SAV's automatic climate control gets an upgrade to three zones, with accessibility to the rear seating, and when the weather's fine, an optional panoramic glass moonroof burgeons to let it in, at 9.8 inches longer than that of 2017 X3. Drive-time relaxation extends likewise to handling, as 2018 X3 models equipped with Dynamic Damper Control feature a new Driving Dynamics Control toggle switch with an Adaptive Mode to personalize the driving experience, not to mention the fact that those with BMW xDrive get a bias increase for the apex of control.

But you needn't wait until November to get the BMW X3 experience. Step into our showroom here at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs, and we'll show you firsthand all that the acclaimed 2017 X3 has to offer. We look forward to seeing you here on N. Nevada Avenue!

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