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