The 2018 BMW X3 has been spied one last time before its official unveiling at the company’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant on June 26th.
Set to become one of the brand’s most important crossovers, the redesigned X3 follows in the footsteps of the X1 as the model adopts a larger twin-kidney grille and sportier air intakes. A closer inspection also reveals bigger headlights, a gently sloping roof, and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.
One of the models in the convoy was devoid of traditional camouflage and was instead covered by a massive plastic sheet. This suggests the crossover is a finished prototype which is ready for its debut next week.
BMW has been coy on performance specifications but the model is expected to be offered with an assortment of petrol and diesel engines. In the United States, choices could include a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with 248 hp (185 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque as well as a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder with 335 hp (250 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.
Regardless of what’s under the hood, the latest X3 will ride on the CLAR platform which will reportedly enable the model to be around 220 lbs (100 kg) lighter than its predecessor.
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