BMW intends to launch a hot X3 M later in 2017 as the range-topping variant of its newly-unveiled X3 SUV, just to take on the Porsche Macan Turbo.
Spied in testing at the Nürburgring, the hot beast 2018 BMW X3 M actually shares the same exterior with its regular sibling, though it gets catchier exhausts as well as moderately bolder bumper designs.
The 2018 BMW X3 M has been undergoing trials along with other variants of the fresh X3 range, as depicted by earlier gallery images.
The greatest changes for the M model are going to occur under its bonnet, exactly where the X3 M will make use of a 425bhp turbocharged straight-six motor, related to the one employed in the M4 and M3.
The new car, expected to face off with the Mercedes-AMG GLC63, is going to be built around the same revised high-strength steel platform, including an updated front double wishbone as well as multi-link rear suspension as the fresh X3. The given setup is supposed to be lent to an X4 M model in 2018.