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New-generation BMW X3 takes the lead in hotly contested premium mid-size SUV segment
3 Nov 2017
By TUNG NGUYEN
SUVs are now clearly the automobile of choice for Australians, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all new car sales so far this year, with BMW set to capitalise on the new trend thanks to the introduction of its new-generation X3 mid-size crossover.
Due to take on the likes of the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60, BMW reckons its third-gen X3 will overtake its X5, X1 and 3 Series to become its best-selling model.
Fast-tracked to Australia, BMW offers its new X3 in three flavours – 20d, 30i and 30d – costing $68,900 before on-roads, $75,900 and $83,900 respectively.
With two diesel engines and one petrol powerplant on offer from launch, BMW’s new X3 has to step up its game in terms of drive refinement, interior technology and luxury, but can the Bavarian mid-size crossover deliver on all fronts?
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Model release date: 1 November 2017
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