2015 BMW X3

December 15th, 2014 | Comments Closed | BMW

The 2015 BMW X3 crossover SUV is available in 4 trim levels that correspond to powertrain: xDrive28i, sDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i. The 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i model comes standard with 18-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, the automatic headlights, LED fog lights, automatic wipers, power lift-gate, auto-dimming mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight power front seats with memory function driver, “Sensatec” vinyl upholstery high quality, a 40/20/40 split folding rear seat, a tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, the Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, interface electronic iDrive with touchpad driver and a sound system with 12 speakers CD player, HD radio, an audio interface iPod / USB and auxiliary audio jack. The 2015 BMW X3 xDrive28i adds all-wheel drive and Hill Descent. The xDrive28d adds to this a diesel engine. Besides its most powerful inline-6,  xDrive35i adds adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED position lights and a panoramic sunroof. These items are options in the other models.

The 2015 BMW X3 Premium Package includes the panoramic sunroof, key-less ignition and entry, hands-free functionality tailgate, leather, satellite radio and four-way lumbar support for the front seats. Cold weather package includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel and a system of retractable headlight-washer. The technology package that gets a head-up display, navigation system with a main screen larger iDrive system, smartphone application integration and system Remote Services BMW emergency communications. The dynamic package adds adaptive suspension dampers and improved power steering adjustable speed. With this package, an enhanced version of vector pair of all-wheel-drive is included in all models except the sDrive28i.

The package adds driver assistance sensors front and rear parking and a rearview camera. In addition to this you can add driver support Plus Package, with cameras rear parking and top view, a system for blind spot detection, a system for collision mitigation and system alert exit lane. Adaptive Cruise Control is available with this package for an additional cost. With the lighting package, all models except the xDrive35i get automatic xenon headlights, while the adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams are added to the models xDrive35i. Adaptive LED Headlights are available with this package for the sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i models at additional cost.

The 2015 BMW X3 M Sport package features 19-inch wheels, roof rails, special exterior trim, front sport seats, special interior trim and headliner, door frames unique and footrest, and a sports steering wheel. All trims except the sDrive28i obtain an improved torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system version. In addition, all models except the xDrive28d get a sporting eight-speed transmission with shift paddles. The xDrive28d gets the shift paddles, unless the upgrade of transmission. Some of the above items, including navigation system and heated seats are available as options separately. Other Options include 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with surround sound.

2015 BMW X3 Interior

The interior of the 2015 BMW X3 will be familiar to anyone who has spent some time in a BMW product. Classic, sensible ergonomics and analog gauges restrained overall aesthetic combine to create a pleasant driving environment. The occupants will feel cocoon within high quality materials covering the seats, the console and dash.

In general, its fond of the iDrive electronics interface, especially with higher resolution screen that comes with the navigation system. An integrated touch-pad allows a driver or passenger to use your finger to write letters for text entries. The menu structure is simple, the graphics are crisp and processing times are fast, which helps minimize the amount of time spent looking away from the road. That said, new owners should sit down and become familiar with iDrive before you hit the road, because it is still the complex system and can not control everything, while the movement of the car. 2015 BMW X3 Space for front passengers is more than enough, while rear legroom is downright generous and couples with a truly comfortable seat. In fact, this is one of the most family friendly class vehicles. The total cargo capacity with the rear seats folded is 63.3 cubic feet, which is good for compact midsize segment.

2015 BMW X3 Engine

The 2015 BMW X3 28i models are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on all BMW X3s, together with a system of stop-start. The latter saves fuel by shutting down the engine when you stop and then start it when you take your foot off the brake. In BMW-speak, sDrive equals the rear wheel, while xDrive is equal on all wheels.

In performance tests, the X3 xDrive28i went from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is slightly better than the average for the segment and as fast as some crossovers six cylinders. Fuel economy EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined is (21 city / 28 highway) for both sDrive28i and xDrive28i. The 2015 BMW X3 xDrive28d is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder diesel 2.0-liter that produces 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. BMW estimated to go from zero to 60 mph just in 7.8 seconds, which is slow for the segment but typical for a diesel engine. EPA-estimated fuel economy rings in at an excellent 30 mpg combined (27 city / 34 highway).

The 2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i gets 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. In performance tests, the 35i hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars in this segment. The fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg combined (19/26), which is actually better than some less powerful rivals X3 xDrive35i.

2015 BMW X3 Safety

Every 2015 BMW X3 comes standard with antilock disc brakes, the stability and traction control, automatic brake drying, side airbags for the front seats, side airbags and full-length curtain and active front headrests while the AWD models feature standard control descent. Also standard is the emergency communications system BMW Assist, which provides automatic crash notification and roadside assistance in demand. The optional remote service system updated BMW BMW Assist with the recovery of stolen vehicles and remote door unlocking. Optional equipment includes the front and rear parking sensors, a system for blind spot detection, a collision mitigation system, rear and top-view parking camera system and a lane departure warning.

2015 BMW X3 M Sport

In braking tests, a 2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is the average distance to the segment. A xDrive28i with 19-inch wheels stopped in 127 feet. In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2015 BMW X3 received the highest possible rating of “Good” in frontal offset, the side impact and roof strength tests moderate overlap. Her bra seat / head design was also rated “good” for whiplash protection in rear impacts.