Australian media has disclosed some juicy details about the next generation BMW X3 codenamed G01.

Australian media has disclosed some juicy details about the next generation BMW X3 codenamed G01.

 

Slated to go on sale in the second half of 2016 in Europe, the all-new X3 will allegedly use a new modular design which will boost the space inside the cabin while at the same time making the SAV more comfortable compared to the current second-gen model that was released in 2010 and received a facelift last year.

 

The report specifies BMW is preparing a warm M Performance version set to be sold with the X3 M40i nameplate and equipped with a six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbo engine developing more than 347 PS (255 kW). If that's not enough, a fully-fledged M derivative is apparently in the works and will borrow the M3/M4's engine where it churns 431 PS (317 kW).

Also expect to see an updated version of the current 2.0-liter turbodiesel while a plug-in hybrid version is set to join the range by mixing up a four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with an electric motor. It should have a combined output of approximately 333 PS (245 kW) and offer an electric range of 31 miles (50 km).

 

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