2018 BMW X3 Shows More Skin In Latest Spy Shots

BMW continues the development of the third-gen X3 which was spotted this time with significant less camouflage, revealing in much detail its final production body.

The testers of the all-new Bavarian premium SUV got rid of the plastic cladding, leaving only the classic wrap hiding parts of the body. Even the front and rear lights look like they’re the finished production items which should mean that the official reveal date of the all-new BMW X3 is approaching.

The new model will be based on the company’s scalable CLAR architecture, allowing it not only to be up to 100kg (220lbs) lighter than the current X3 but also make it compatible with plug-in hybrid powertrains as well.

Codenamed G01, the third generation of the X3 is expected to be offered both in RWD sDrive and AWD xDrive versions, with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from. BMW has been making one of the most fun-to-drive crossovers in the market for quite some time now and this appears to continue with the new X3, as the company was caught benchmarking it against the Porsche Macan.

The range-topping version will be for the first time a fully-fledged M version with around 500hp, but this is expected to arrive at a later stage. BMW’s boss also confirmed that they will build a fully electric version of the X3, scheduled to arrive in 2020.

BMW is expected to reveal the new X3 in early 2017, with the car entering production towards the end of the summer.

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    X5 and Q5 had a baby

  • WG

    oh look at those large kidneys.

  • Sébastien

    Looks like the return of a grown up X1 E84… Not liking it. (hood too long and too low)

  • Maa_4861

    I wish automakers like BMW and audi start being more adventurous with their design language; like lexus. Of course people might not like it but it won’t be boring

  • chris

    The shape of this is really nice. Definitely better than the current gen.

    • diego

      Is this a ironic comment? Where is the difference?

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