New generation vehicles of the BMW X3 crossover have been spotted in the streets, testing for road capabilities. That implies we are close to its unveiling, even though first plan was to introduce SUV in 2017. New vehicle is equivalent to second-generation crossover. What is going to become new, is performance-tuned 2017 BMW X3 M model, which needs to be launched ahead of regular X3. There is no official information about this car, but because spy photos prove its existence, we are certain that M package for SUV will bring quite a few news and modifications.
2017 BMW X3 M Performance
Given that the 2017 BMW X3 M is going to be tuned for high performance. That implies far more powertrain selections for it, comparing to regular crossover, which arrives afterwards. One of the possibilities may very well be borrowed from 7 series vehicles of German carmaker. It is 3.0-l 6-cylinder unit. It is going to utilize gasoline as its fuel. Comparable engine is available as diesel motor.
It is made use of by X5 M50d model, and if it is going to become installed in X3 M crossover, we can count on around 370 ponies of output. Nonetheless, most up-to-date rumors are speaking of turbocharged unit which is working with AWD system. Finally this inline powertrain can go as much as 430 hp. If this drivetrain is applied, then 2017 BMW X3 M is going to be one of the greatest performer in its segment.
2017 BMW X3 M Styling
We realize that new crossover X3 is being tested under the codename G01. Spy shots revealed its look, even under heavy camouflage. Second-generation model may have longer wheelbase, based on what we have seen. The 2017 BMW X3 M version is going to make use of exact same styling, with only interior modification. Comparing to newest X3 SUVs, new vehicle has longer rear doors, rear quarter windows and modified glass house. We could see also larger sunroof and large wheel air curtains. LED lightning needs to be standard. Release date is unknown but, too as cost for both 2017 X3 M model and regular crossover.