The redesigned crossover is slated to debut early next year.

The 2017 BMW X3 has been spied on video testing on and around the Nürburgring.

Looking larger and more refined than its predecessor, the redesigned model has a X1-inspired front fascia with a more prominent grille. The crossover also has curvaceous bodywork, an upward sweeping beltline, and a gently sloping roof. Other notable highlights include a tailgate-mounted spoiler, a dual exhaust system, and wraparound taillights.

Our spies couldn't get close enough to catch the interior but previous spy photos have shown the cabin will have a three-spoke steering wheel and a freestanding iDrive display. Drivers will also find a digital instrument cluster and revised switchgear.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but we can expect to see a variety of familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six choices. BMW will also offer a handful of a high-performance variants including an X3 M40i with at least 360 horsepower and an X3 M which could have as much as 500 hp.

The 2017 BMW X3 is expected to be introduced early next year so look for a possible debut at either the North American International Auto Show or the Geneva Motor Show.