Of course, the Bavarian SUV is going to wear the Made in US logo when its new generation is out on June 26, with the official introduction ceremony set to take place on location at the Spartanburg assembly facility.
The plant has been in use since way back in 1994 and has taken care of production for any sport utility vehicle in the main line-up, starting with the X3 and ending with the X6. The third generation of the X3, with the G01 codename, is going to start production there this summer, with its design crafted by Australian Calvin Luk, and BMW is set to take off the covers on June 26, online at 9:30 EST. The new X3 is coming as a larger model to make room for the upcoming X2 in the lineup between it and the X1, and is doing so by switching to the CLAR platform that is underpinning everything now, up to the 7 Series. We’ve just seen the new X3 in official pictures, showing the camouflaged prototypes undergoing winter weather testing.
According to reports, the X3 will have numerous powertrains to choose from, as always. In America it will be sold with sDrive30i, xDrive30i, xDrive30d, xDrive30e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, and the performance-enabled M40i xDrive monikers. There are also rumors of a flagship X3 M coming for the 2019 model year. In Europe there are even more options – sDrive18d and sDrive20i – but of course most will be interested in the M40d.