Most of BMW’s presentations have been all about the i3 and i8 at the latest auto shows, but that’s about to change at the upcoming New York International Show—where the German automaker will give attendees a good look at the BMW X3 and concept X5.
Though completely different vehicles by nature, the X3 and X5 will share something in common with the i3 and i8: engine efficiency. The X3 will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-turbodiesel engine. BMW has long been known for its diesel tech and the X3 promises to be no exception. It’ll produce around 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque while outputting significantly better mileage figures than the current gallon-powered model.
The X5 will be a concept plug-in hybrid SUV combining the power of a 245-horsepower four-cylinder gas engine with a 95-horsepower electric motor. Together, the power units will be able to achieve upward of 60 miles per gallon. The X5 can even get 20 miles out of the electric motor alone!
The X3 will go on sale this spring at Perillo BMW—don’t miss it!