The upcoming next implementation of the X3 crossover has been caught while undergoing prototype testing on the famed Nurburgring track and the test driver looked quite adept at pushing it to the limit.
The next-generation BMW X3 is still being developed, with performance tweaks apparently taking place on the Nurburgring – where the model has been caught on “tape”. The upcoming luxury crossover seems readily prepared to please the BMW fans even though the model honed on the track doesn’t look as being part of the M lineup. Of course, we’re already expecting the X3 to be just an evolution of the current model – Bangle, where art thou’? Most likely the headlights will evolve with the 3 Series and 5 Series implementation, being linked to the kidney grille.
The main changes appear under the metal where the X3 goes for an all-new platform that should drop up to 220 pounds (100 kilograms). The 3 Series and even 5 Series powertrains should be on point, with the base packing the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and the X3 M40i getting the turbo 3.0-liter inline six with about 355 hp (265 kilowatts). There’s also a fully electric model coming to join the family starting somewhere in 2018, with good power and range credentials as per the rumor mill.