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BMW New Zealand announces pricing for updated BMW X3 and X4 in lead up to Q4 arrival.

The new BMW X3 and X4 models will be introduced to the New Zealand market in Q4 this year, carrying a raft of updates and upgraded interior equipment.

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  • Extensive revisions applied to both BMW X3 and X4 with enhanced levels of standard equipment
  • Redesigned front and rear end on new BMW X3, with multiple interior upgrades 
  • Consolidated engine line-up on BMW X3 also the most diverse in its class when considered alongside the incoming iX3
  • Top of the line BMW X4 M40i adopts striking new front end from X3 M40i with model-specific styling and interior upgrades
  • New BMW X3 and X4 range pricing in New Zealand starting from $89,900*

 

The new BMW X3 and X4 models will be introduced to the New Zealand market in Q4 this year, carrying a raft of updates and upgraded interior equipment.

 

The new and consolidated BMW X3 model range features four variants, with a fifth option available in the form of the highly-anticipated, all-electric iX3.

 

This makes the BMW X3 the model with the most diverse range of powertrains, giving customers compelling options for all lifestyles and preferences, in line with BMW Group’s ‘Power of Choice’ product strategy.

New modern design and sport-focused genes


The new BMW X3 now boasts an even more modern appearance that conveys a sporty and

powerful presence with design changes to the front and rear.

 

The front styling of the new BMW X3 is characterised by a redesigned BMW kidney grille, featuring headlights that are approximately 10 millimetres narrower.

 

The BMW kidney grille is now more strikingly shaped, especially in the upper area, and now features a single piece frame.


New Adaptive LED headlights with redesigned headlight graphics integrate matrix functions and intelligent adverse weather lights, doing away with the need for standalone foglights.

 

Ultra-long range BMW Laserlight systems with lighting capabilities of up to 650 metres are also optionally available.

 

The rear section of the new BMW X3 is made bolder and sportier as a result of various measures.

A black border provides the full LED rear lights a more precise appearance, while the narrower light graphic now includes a three-dimensionally modelled pincer contour and horizontal turn signals integrated in a filigree style.

 

The emphasis on horizontal lines, including in the concave area at the lower end of the tailgate, contributes to the clean impression of the rear.

 

Finally, newly designed and painted underbody protection trims provide a high-contrast finish and combine with the new, larger and flush-fitting free-form tailpipe trims for a truly sporty appearance.

 

The M Sport package, which is fitted as standard to the X3 xDrive30e and optional on the sDrive20i and xDrive20d, emphasises the dynamic genes of BMW’s Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept even further.

 

Larger air intakes and a striking diffuser underline the prowess of the BMW SAV dynamic character. The window graphics, roof rails and BMW kidney bars are additionally finished in high-gloss black.

 

The new BMW X3 xDrive30e also bears minor bespoke touches to highlight its clean nature - an “electrified by i” emblem adorns the front wing, while an additional blue ring surrounds all its BMW logos, including those on the wheel hub covers. 

 

The range topping X3 M40i meanwhile enjoys even greater differentiation, with a distinct M double bar kidney grille design, bigger 21-inch wheels and a unique ‘Two Teeth’ tailpipe trim in black chrome to prominently confirm its roots in the BMW M high performance stable. 

 

Top-spec BMW X4 reserved for high performance M fans in New Zealand

 

The new BMW X4 adopts the new front end of the new BMW X3, but adds a unique curved roofline for a standalone character and appearance.  

 

In New Zealand, only the top of the range M40i is available, offering high performance BMW M fans a triple dose of power, dynamism and practicality.

 

The X4 M40i comes standard with the M Sport package, featuring the M double bar kidney grille design and bigger 21-inch wheels. As with the side air curtain panels, the front apron is finished in high-gloss black and provides a bold high-contrast.

 

Full LED rear lights that emphasise the vehicle width protrude strikingly from the vehicle body with a three-dimensional design. A unique rear apron insert in the shape of an anvil frames the wide free-form tailpipe trims for a powerful overall appearance.

 

Significantly revised interior for both models


The new BMW X3 and BMW X4 adopt the centre console from all-new BMW 4 Series, bringing a contemporary and sporty feel to their cabins.

 

The free-standing central Control Display with touch function now offers a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and is fitted as standard in all vehicles.

 

The significantly improved standard equipment now also includes sports seats with covers from a new Sensatec generation – completely animal-free in origin.

 

The centre console on the new BMW X3 and X4 accommodates a newly designed control island with engine start button, gear selector lever, buttons for the start/stop system, electric parking brake, hill descent control and the BMW iDrive Controller.

 

New electroplated trim elements on the air vents add a touch of elegance while emphasising the interior’s horizontal lines.

 

Additional functions are offered by Ambient Light, which is now standard across both model lines.

 

The system features contour lighting above the decorative trim in the dashboard and lighting animations that correspond to events such as telephone calls and locking or unlocking the vehicle.

The most diverse line-up of powertrains available on the new BMW X3

 

Three engine variants are available for the BMW X3 line-up in New Zealand, starting with a 135kW/300Nm 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo for the X3 sDrive20i and a 140kW/400Nm diesel for the X3 xDrive20d.

 

A 215kW/420Nm (combined) plug-in hybrid powertrain is offered for the new BMW X3 xDrive30e. The plug-in hybrid SAV offers up to 46km of electric range on the WLTP cycle, ensuring that almost any daily work commute in New Zealand can be achieved emission-free.

 

The new BMW X3 xDrive30e features a 12kWh battery, and can be charged to 80% in as little as 2.5 hours using a BMW I Wallbox or compatible (Type 2) public AC charging station.

 

The intelligent plug-in hybrid plays to its strengths, depending on the driving situation. When charge is available, the car’s electric drivetrain is elected for moments it is most efficient at, for example, when moving off from standstill.

 

In cruising situations on the motorway, when its petrol powertrain can be more efficient, the car seamlessly switches over. The electric motor also intelligently recuperates excess energy generated by the brakes or engine deceleration to increase its e-range.

 

When required, the new BMW X3 xDrive30e can also enhance its total power output by intelligently utilising its electric motor.

 

The 135kW petrol powertrain can tap on the 80kW electric motor using a unique XtraBoost function for up to 10 seconds, making for a total temporary power output of 215kW.

 

The X3 M40i and X4 M40i both feature a powerful M TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder engine producing an output of 285kW and 500Nm. This powerful engine enables ferocious acceleration, with both cars achieving the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.8 seconds.

 

8-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW xDrive feature in line-up

 

All engines are mated to eight-speed Steptronic gearboxes and specifically configured to their respective engine characteristics.

 

BMW xDrive all-wheel drive makes a significant contribution to the versatile sporty flair of the BMW X3 and BMW X4.

 

Its precise electronic control ensures optimum power distribution, but retains BMW’s traditional rear-drive orientation to make dynamic cornering in particular a rewarding experience.


In addition, BMW xDrive optimises both driving stability and traction over rough terrain.

 

Driver assistance systems elevated for new models


In refreshing the BMW X3 and BMW X4, BMW has significantly expanded the range of modern driver assistance systems to enhance both comfort and safety.

 

BMW’s new Intelligent Personal Assistant is standard across the range, enabling a wide scope of voice-activated commands.

 

Naturally spoken instructions can now be used to regulate the air conditioning, open and close the windows or change the driving experience modes.

 

It can also access the new News app, which reads out the latest news to passengers and learn routines that increase comfort and driving pleasure.

 

With BMW Live Cockpit Professional as standard and intelligent networking including digital services based on BMW Operating System 7, the BMW X3 and BMW X4 now offer particularly close interaction between driver and vehicle.

 

BMW Live Cockpit Professional is supplemented by BMW Head-Up Display, which is also standard on all New Zealand-delivered BMW X3 and X4 models. 

BMW Live Cockpit Professional delivers optimised wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

 

The driver can view important information from the apps on the Control Display and – in intelligently processed form – in the instrument cluster and BMW Head-Up Display.


With Android Auto™, BMW Group adds another customer-relevant service to its range of seamless in-vehicle connectivity, providing easy and safe use of smartphone functions such as music, media or messaging apps while driving.

 

Highlights of the interaction between Android Auto and BMW include convenient and wireless networking and the intelligent integration of Google Maps™ navigation instructions

in the BMW Head-up Display.

 

In addition, the My BMW App provides a universal interface to the vehicle. It offers information on the state of the vehicle at all times and, depending on the options fitted, enables remote access functions such as vehicle location, locking and unlocking the doors or recording the vehicle’s surroundings (Remote 3D View).

 

My BMW App also enables X3 xDrive30e owners to view e-mobility specific information such as current charge state of charging session details. 

 

Remote Software Upgrade updates “over-the-air”


Since 2018, with the introduction of BMW Operating System 7, drivers have been able to keep their vehicle constantly up to date with the latest software status using Remote Software Upgrade.

 

On the BMW X3 and BMW X4, upgrades include new services and features that can be loaded over-the-air.

 

Furthermore, intelligent networking provides the option to integrate additional functions into the vehicle at a later date via BMW Connected Drive Store.

 

BMW X3 and X4 pricing*

 

BMW X3 sDrive20i                                       $89,900*

BMW X3 xDrive20d                                     $101,900*

BMW X3 xDrive30e                                     $109,900*

BMW X3 M40i                                              $135,900*

BMW X4 M40i                                              $140,900*

 

*Recommended Retail Pricing is shown and includes GST, but excludes on-road and delivery costs. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW dealer for all pricing enquiries.

 

Standard Specification:

BMW X3 sDrive20i (new features in bold)

 

  • BMW 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder petrol engine
    • 135kW
    • 300Nm
    • 0 – 100km/h: 8.2s
  • 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Ambient Lighting
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic tailgate
  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • Connected Package Professional incl. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • ConnectedDrive services
  • Driving Assistant
  • Animal-free Sensatec perforated upholstery
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Parking Assistant
  • Reversing Assistant
  • Remote Software Update


BMW X3 xDrive20d in addition to X3 sDrive20i (new features in bold)

 

  • BMW 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder diesel engine
    • 140kW
    • 400Nm
    • 0 – 100km/h: 8.0s
  • BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system

 

BMW X3 xDrive30e in addition to X3 sDrive20i (new features in bold)

 

  • BMW 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder petrol engine
    • 135kW
    • 300Nm
  • Electric Motor
    • 80kW
    • 265Nm
  • Combined output
    • 215kW
    • 420Nm
    • 0-100km/h: 6.1s
  • BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system
  • M Sport Package
  • Adaptive suspension
  • 20-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Anthracite Headliner
  • M Sport Brakes in Blue
  • M Aluminium Interior Trim
  • M Leather Steering Wheel
  • M High gloss Shadow Line
  • M High gloss Roof Rails
  • 12-speaker Hi-Fi sound system
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Leather Vernasca Upholstery options  

 

 

BMW X3 M40i/X4 M40i in addition to X3 xDrive30e (new features in bold)

 

  • BMW 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine
    • 285kW
    • 500Nm
    • 0 – 100km/h: 4.8s
  • BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system
  • BMW Laserlight
  • M Sport differential
  • M Adaptive suspension
  • Instrument Panel in Sensatec
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Seat heating for driver/front passenger
  • harman/kardon surround sound system

 

Equipment not applicable to X4 M40i:

 

  • Deletion of roof rails

 

Option packages for BMW X3 and X4

 

M Sport Package

sDrive20i / xDrive20d

  • 19" M light alloy wheels Y-spoke style 887 M with run-flat tyres
  • Steptronic transmission with gearshift paddles
  • Adaptive Suspension
  • Door sill finishers with ‘M’ designation, front
  • M headliner anthracite
  • M high gloss Shadow Line
  • M roof rails high gloss Shadow Line
  • M interior trim, Aluminium Rhombicle Dark with highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome
  • M Aerodynamics package
  • M Leather steering wheel

$5,000

 

Innovations Package

 

X3

X4

 

20i

20d

30e

M40i

M40i

Acoustic glazing

Comfort Access

S

S

S

M Seatbelts

-

-

Gesture Control

Lights Shadowline

-

-

Heated Seats

S

S

RRP

$2,900

$2,900

$1,700

$1,200

$1,200

= Included in package- / S = Standard equipment / - = Not Applicable

 

 

- ENDS -

 

The BMW Group

 

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

 

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to € 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce of 126,016 employees.

 

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

 

 

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BMW Group New Zealand

 

With its 10 BMW Dealerships and 6 MINI dealerships, BMW Group New Zealand is one of the country’s leading premium automotive brands. BMW Group New Zealand outperformed the industry with BMW and MINI registering a cumulative total of 2,255 units in 2020, ending the year as the #1 premium car brand in the country.

 

The all-new BMW Store is set to further bolster the success of the Group within the local market, providing customers with a fast and efficient way to secure new vehicles online.

 

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