• Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
The BMW X3 might be getting a bit long in the tooth, but fans of the sporty CUV can rest easy knowing that Munich hasn't forgotten about it. The third-generation crossover was caught squeezing in some end-of-season winter testing by our trusty spy photographers.

According to our spies, the 2017 X3, code-named G01, will be underpinned by a new modular platform that promises more space in the cabin and better visibility out. Beyond that, the next X3 will get a range of B-series engines; expect four- and six-cylinder options, as well as a plug-in-hybrid option (eventually). Our spies also report that BMW will finally offer some more performance-oriented options, starting with an X3 M40i and eventually expanding into a X3 M.

Beyond the oily bits, it looks like the X3's looks are set to evolve, growing slightly compared to its predecessor. BMW's trippy camouflage, though, prevents a closer analysis of the next-gen CUV's styling.

Check out our full gallery of spy shots to see what's coming for the X3.


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