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2018 BMW X3 aims for the small luxury SUV crown

BMW's new X3 small luxury SUV hopes to trample the competition with fresh looks, technology and a trio of engine options including a diesel and high-performance six-cylinder.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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An all-new third-generation BMW X3 SUV will launch for the 2018 model year.

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For the first time, a more performance-focused X3 M40i model will be available.

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A 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine will power the X3 M40i making 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

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An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on all 2018 X3 models.

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BMW says the X3 M40i can hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, which is impressive for a 4,277 pound SUV. 

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All 2018 X3s feature a tow capacity of 4,400 pounds.

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The X3 xDrive30i will serve as the base model in the US and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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The base engine will feature 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

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While not as quick as the M40i, the X3 xDrive30i will still hit 60 mph in 6 seconds.

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The 2018 BMW X3 will officially go on sale in dealers on November 11.

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