Although BMW plans to officially reveal the all-new 2018 X3 on Monday, it’s leaked out ahead of schedule. The company’s official website in Hong Kong leaked photos of the 2018 model early, and of course BMW Blog has taken note of the leak.
The official photos show a very much evolved design for the all-new X3 SUV. BMW has evolved the X3 design much like it has other recent models (such as the new 5 Series), by including a larger, 3D kidney-shaped grille. The iconic grille is flanked by LED headlights that are surprisingly not thinned down as much as other new BMW models. A new, more upright front fascia design rounds out the new look up front.
In back, new LED taillights feature a 3D type design as well, something also noted on more recent BMW designs. A more couple-like greenhouse traces the eye back to said rear design.
Inside, the new X3 is also fairly predictable using recent BMW’s as a barometer. The new dash design is highlighted by a floating LCD screen that is also found on the new 5 Series. The entire interior design appears to be driver-oriented, similar to other BMW models.
Expect additional details on the 2018 BMW X3 to appear on Monday, including all powertrain details. For now, we know that the top-level model will be the X3 M40i with a 360 horsepower version of BMW’s 3.0-liter flat-six.