The third-generation X3 is a critically important new vehicle for the Bavarian automaker. One in three BMWs sold worldwide these days carries an X badge, and BMW clearly expects the X3 to soon supplant the X5 as the company’s most popular SUV, having announced plans to augment production out of Spartanburg, South Carolina, with new X3 assembly lines in South Africa and China opening in 2018.

The new X3 is slightly larger and roomier than its predecessor, as you’d perhaps expect, but more importantly, it feels a more mature vehicle to drive, quieter and more composed on the road, and laden with BMW’s latest technology. You can tell this is a product that’s now core to the BMW brand.

The X3 xDrive 30d, powered by the 3.0-liter I-6 turbodiesel with 261 hp and a hulking 457 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 2,500 rpm, will join the lineup in 2018.

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Comments

    • Siegfried Kilian
      Siegfried Kilian

      which color have the x3 in this video?

      about 1 year ago
    • dong sim
      dong sim

      Nice video!

      about 1 year ago
    • John Smelt
      John Smelt

      Some amazing footage but no commentary?

      about 1 year ago
    • d
      d

      what a waste of time

      about 1 year ago
    • d
      d In reply to d

      or to reply to it? dumb

      about 1 year ago
    • Mugen
      Mugen In reply to d

      to read your comment...

      about 1 year ago