It still carries the familiar shape but one will notice that the new X3 now has bigger dual kidney grills and a new set of headlights. The taillights, on the other hand, now look similar to current design used in their sedans. There also appears to be a kink on the third row window while the rear bumper and tailgate look to be new as well.
The ice, snow and sleet providing the perfect conditions for the engineers to monitor the vehicles dynamics and driver assist systems, such as Stability Control and Traction Control.
Final winter trials are currently underway in Arjeplog, Sweden, which is about 56km south of the polar circle. Temperatures drop below minus 20 degrees, resulting in completely frozen lakes and lots of snow. In these conditions BMW is tuning the on-board ‘Diving Experience Control’ driving modes, as well as the stability and traction control systems.
Based on BMW’s new CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, the new BMW X3 will be longer, wider and roomier on the inside, while also being lighter and stiffer. It will also come with new engine options, ranging from the new B48 2.0 liter turbo-four to the B58 3.0 liter turbo inline-six. The latter will likely be what’s powering the upcoming X3 M40i variant.