The 2018 BMW X3 has been spied undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.

While the video claims this is the highly-anticipated X3 M, that doesn't appear to be the case as this particular model has a conventional front fascia and previous spy photos of the X3 M have shown it feature a sportier front bumper with larger air intakes.  Previous X3 M prototypes have also been equipped with sportier side skirts and lightweight alloy wheels.

Regardless, the crossover has an evolutionary design which borrows a number of styling cues from the X1.  The model is also slated to have an upgraded interior with a digital instrument cluster, a new three-spoke steering wheel, and a freestanding iDrive display.

Under the hood, we can expect to see a variety of 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six engines. BMW will also offer a handful of a high-performance variants including an X3 M40i with at least 360 horsepower.  There will also be an X3 M which is expected to use a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that produces around 500 horsepower.

The redesigned BMW X3 is expected to be unveiled during the second half of 2017 with the X3 M following a few months later.

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