BMW Enhances Philosophy from SUV to SAV in the All-New 2018 BMW X3
BMW labels the 2018 X3 crossover a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and brings excitement to your drive
The X Series lineup is the first model pinned Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) designed by BMW. Offering a unique balance of rugged consistency and unparalleled performance, the BMW X3 brings excitement to the new SAV arena. This luxurious crossover is compact and swift, yet offers spacious interior comfort and elegance. The latest BMW X3 models include the xDrive30i and the M40i. Both styles will be available in November of 2017. The xDrive30i comes in a 2.0-liter twin-turbo inline-four and produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This sleek roadster can hit 60 mph in 6 seconds. The M40i packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six with 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque and can hit 60 mpg in 4.6 seconds. Both X3 models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Driver Selectable Mode and STEPTRONIC Sequential Shift Control. Stop in at BMW Santa Barbara and ask any one of our brand-trained sales representatives about the exciting 2018 BMW X3 Series lineup.
BMW offers new exterior designs and upgrades to the third generation BMW X3
The 2018 BMW X3 SAV has a new exterior design, and aerodynamic and chassis upgrades that are sure to please BMW aficionados. The new design in the wheelbase stretches 2.2 inches longer than 2017 X3. This latest X3 features a long hood, tapering roofline and extends two inches longer than its predecessors extend. It also offers larger air intakes that are mounted low with the headlights sitting at the edges of the front fenders. The signature BMW kidney grille includes new shutters that aid in reducing aerodynamic drag. This sleek new design includes larger taillights that sit next to its well-rounded fenders. The 18-inch wheels and tires with aluminum and silver exterior accents create a masculine tone to the all-new 2018 BMW X3. Whether you’re considering a drive into the city or taking on the rougher terrains of Santa Barbara mountainside, this compact yet spacious beauty offers athletic features and smooth travel.
Interior comfort and a multitude of safety features are offered in the 2018 BMW X3
Don’t let the compact design fool you as the latest style BMW X3 offers spacious comfort at the highest level. With sport seats and power-adjustable supports, the 2018 standards offer convenience at your fingertips. The three-zone automatic climate control, 40/20/40 split-folding and reclining rear bench seat makes it easy to enjoy a ride in the all-new 2018 X3. The unique SAV sports a stylish panoramic sunroof, larger head-up display and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system is equipped with navigation that runs BMW’s latest iDrive software and is compatible with Apple CarPlay. Safety features in the 2018 X3 packages include the adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist as a part of the optional Driving Assistance package. BMW offers the utmost comfort and safety in the 2018 BMW X3.
About BMW Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles. The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery. The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience. Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.
Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular BMW models including the BMW X Series, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.
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