The most important rival of the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC is already in Argentina: BMW presented the third generation of the X3 today as an advance. It will be on sale halfway through the year.
It arrives from the United States, where it is manufactured, in two versions. The prices are US 86,900 (xDrive30i) and US 124,900 (xDriveM40i), about 1,777,000 and 2,554,000, respectively. The box is automatic 8-speed (torque converter) with the option to pass the changes manually, by paddles at the wheel. The traction is integral to the fourth wheels, of automatic distribution.
The benefits are sports. With the 2.0 engine (252 hp) it accelerates from 0 to 100 km h in 6.3 seconds, and with the most powerful (3.0 V6 of 360 hp) in 4.8. The maximum speed is 250 km h. BMW says that it improved the quality of the materials and that the interior space increased. In fact, the wheelbase is 5 cm larger (2.86 m). In total it measures 4.7 m.
Another aspect in which the brand emphasized is the improvement of the engines, which, according to him, decreased pollution by 13%.