2020 BMW X3 will be the next SUV which will gain a plug-in-hybrid variant. It is called X3 xDrive30e; it combines a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with an electric motor and battery pack that provide it with all-electric driving range—31 miles on a single charge.
This is according to European standards; it is a number that will change for the U.S. market are given different testing. It has a total of 293 hp; the X3 30e hybrid fits in between the 248-hp four-cylinder X3 30i and the 355-hp six-cylinder X3 M40i in power output.
Moreover, BMW claims it goes from zero to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds. The standard comes with AWD, and there’s no compromise in cargo space compared to the gas X3, as the battery pack fits under the rear seat.
The electrified crossover will be in production before the planned all-electric iX3 at the end of this year which makes the X3 lineup the first BMW model to include gas, plug-in hybrid, and as well as battery-electric powertrain options.
A BMW spokesperson also confirmed that the X3 plug-in hybrid would also be coming to the U.S. market but said that we would have to wait until 2020 for it to arrive in the showrooms.
The price starts at $41,000, which is about $1,500 more than the average for base models in the segment. On the other hand, a fully-equipped X3 comes in at $54,650, about $5,300 under the class average for top-trims.