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BMW X3 2025: fourth-generation ‘G45’ SUV to launch in Australia Q1 next year


The next X3 midsize SUV is due early next year, with a bold new look, a reduced lineup, greater tech and mild-hybrid powertrains

BMW Australia has announced further details and specification for its next generation of combustion BMW X3 midsize SUV, which will use the G45 designation. 

The Bavarian automaker’s local arm has confirmed that it will launch the new 2025 X3 in two variants down under, the 20 xDrive and the M50 xDrive variants.

This ultimately means variants including the xDrive 30d, M40i and the xDrive 30e plug-in hybrid will no longer be offered in Australia, for now. 

2025 BMW X3 G45 M50 driving shot on dirt
This is the all-new BMW X3

New features for the 2025 X3 lineup include a new-look exterior, 34mm longer body, standard light-up kidney grille, adaptive LED headlights, new interior design including BMW’s Curved Display, BMW’s Operating System 9 and recycled interior materials.  

The BMW X3 competes with a range of premium rivals including the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Volvo XC60, Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Audi Q5.  

Exact pricing is yet to be confirmed, but is expected in the coming months. The X3 is due in Australian showrooms in the first quarter of 2025.  

2025 BMW X3 G45 interior wide shot
A look inside BMW’s G45 X3 midsize SUV

What standard equipment has been included for the G45 BMW X3?

For 2025, the new BMW X3 will come with the following features as standard:

  • Mild-hybrid powertrain
  • Iconic Glow light-up kidney grille 
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive suspension 
  • BMW Curved Display featuring 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch centre touchscreen
  • BMW Interaction bar 
  • 570-litre boot capacity (expands to 1700 with seats folded) 
  • Electric adjust and heated sport seats 
  • Recycled interior materials
  • BMW iDrive and Operating System 9
  • BMW head-up display 
  • Augmented view function
2025 BMW X3 G45 rear 3/4 angle static
The BMW X3 for Australia will be highly specified

Features confirmed for the top-spec X3 M50 xDrive include:

  • 21-inch M light alloy wheels
  • M Sport Package pro featuring M lights shadowline, M seat belts and M sport brakes finished in red 

Standard safety systems include:

  • Front collision warning 
  • Steering and lane control assistant 
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus 

What powers the next BMW X3? 

2025 BMW X3 G45 engine bay shot
Two engines will be available in the 2025 BMW X3 lineup

Two engines will feature for the local new-generation BMW X3, both of which use BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. 

For the X3 20 xDrive, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is fitted and produces 140kW/310Nm. Total outputs are 153kW/330Nm thanks to the addition of a 13kW/200Nm electric motor. 

For the M50 xDrive, BMW has fitted a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine that produces 280kW/540Nm, or 293kW/580Nm of total system outputs using 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance using the same 13kW/200Nm electric motor. 

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