BMW’s smallest 4x4 model, the X3 has been on the market since autumn 2003. Now BMW is preparing a major facelift for the X3, due for launch coming fall 2006. Customers had complained among others about the fake plastic noble look of the interior design. This will see a major change, complete with new bumpers at front and rear end.
The single photo is showing a latest prototype without any disguise – caught during tests in the streets of Munich. The front end has a smoother look with alterations at headlights and front fascia. Rear fascia also gets the same treatment.
At the same time the X3 will get the new fuel engines from the brand- new 3-Series, such as the 2.5 litre/218 HP and for the X3 3.0 Iitre a 3.0 litre/258 HP. The 3.0d is said to be equipped with a six-cylinder delivering 231 HP.