[Video] 2018 BMW X3 debuts in front of the video camera image

The Bavarian brand is pretty proud of its third generation X3 sports utility vehicle or the fact it’s being produced in the United States – along with the X5 and X6 and soon the X7.

The company is showing the third-generation X3 in new videos, as the premium SUV needs to get things rolling to better paint the new generation picture – not just appear in still images. It doesn’t look all that different from the previous X3, though there are sizeable differences – the issue is people might mistake it for the X5 (which is good) or for the smaller X1 (which is bad). There are of course many differences from the predecessor – it has grown in size, but it’s actually lighter by 121 pounds (55 kilograms) and even has a segment topping drag coefficient of only 0.29. other new perks include larger 18 inch becoming standard, a rear-biased configuration of the xDrive system, an numerous tech goodies.

Inside we can mention the 10.25-inch touchscreen and a new head-up display 75 percent larger than before. The US buyers will only get the xDrive30i and M40i models in the beginning, but Europeans get a larger choosing base with entry sDrive20i with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline unit good for 184 hp (135 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm), or the same with xDrive. BMW will also sell on the Old Continent the xDrive20d with 2.0-liter packing 190 hp (140 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) or the feisty xDrive30d with its 3.0-liter six-cylinder good for 265 hp (195 kW) and a blast of 457 lb-ft (620 Nm).