Making sure that no soccer mom gets left behind.
When BMW releases its all-new X3 SUV in 2017, the company plans to broaden its offerings to cover just about every inch of the small SUV segment. These two models will be added to the existing range of gasoline and diesel engines offered on the current range. The X3's M model will be powered by the same engine underpinning the X4's M40i M Performance model, i.e. a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine producing something between 360 and 380 horsepower.
Farther down the line, probably in 2018, a 'proper' M model could appear, featuring the M3/M4's S55 engine. At the other end of the gas line, the hybrid version will feature plug-in technology, but no specs have been published as of yet. Americans will enjoy at least one diesel offering in addition to the gasoline powered models.