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BMW to unveil next-gen X3 on 26 June at its headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina

BMW has announced on 24 June, 2017 that it will be unveiling the next generation of the BMW X3 two days later at their headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina in a live press conference.

The new BMW X3, whose first model was launched way back in 2010, promises to be lighter, better-equipped and even more appealing than the current model. The car is built on the new GO1 platform which may help get rid of up to 100 kgs of weight. The body frame of the BMW X3 is made up of high-strength steel, aluminium and carbon fibre, which allows this frame to be light and sturdy.

For the Indian market the SUV shall get a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol and a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine. There may also be a plug-in hybrid variant of the car that will be introduced, but no assurances have been given by the company.

A score of smart safety features may also be coming in the new X3 including lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, etc.

The X3 may also have a smart touchscreen fob which helps the user pull the car out automatically without being present inside the car when it is difficult to open the doors and step inside the car. Earlier this feature was available only on the BMW 7 series and the hybrid i8.

BMW plans to put the car on sale towards the end of this year and may be unveiled officially in India at the annual Auto-Expo held in Delhi.

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Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017 14:03:37 IST