BMW is reportedly going to introduce an all-new X3 crossover for the 2017 model year.
BMW is reportedly going to introduce an all-new X3 crossover for the 2017 model year. The big news is that the next X3 will see the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version as well as the first M version.
According to Autobild the standard four-cylinder and six-cylinder powertrains will return, but with some performance tweaks to give each engine around 15 extra horsepower. A new X3 M40i version is also in the works with around 360 horsepower thanks to its twin-turbocharged six-cylinder. For the first ever X3 plug-in hybrid, it will pair a 2.0L four-cylinder with a 95-horsepower electric motor. It’s expected that it will have an electric driving range around 31 miles.
For the X3 M, BMW is reportedly going to give the X3 the same 425-hp six-cylinder engine that powers the M3 and M4. It’s expected to arrive sometime in 2018.