BMW has unveiled the X3 plug-in hybrid, called the X3 xDrive30e. It’s the next step in the BMW’s plans to electrify the X3 lineup, which will soon be followed by the fully electric X3.
The BMW X3 xDrive30e is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, which generate a combined 292 horsepower and 310 lb-ft. of torque. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is mated to an eight speed automatic transmission and the XDrive all-wheel drive system.
BMW estimates that the X3 xDrive30e will have an electric driving range close to 20 miles. It can also accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 mph. In MAX eDrive mode aka electric mode, it can reach a top speed of 84 mph, while in the standard Auto eDrive setting, purely electric driving is possible at speeds up to 68 mph.
The BMW X3 xDrive30e is slated to arrive in the first quarter of 2020.