Eric's Autos: 2018 BMW X3
One other change for 2018 is that all-wheel drive is standard with either engine. The formerly available rear-wheel-drive version (the xDrive35i) has been dropped.
It has more headroom than most rivals.
It has more cargo room than most rivals.
It's fun to drive the rear-wheel-drive layout.
What's Not So Good
The high-mileage diesel engine option has been dropped.
Under the Hood
Both of the X3's engines return: the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder inline and the optional 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder inline. However, both are stronger than before.
The four-cylinder now has 248 horsepower, versus the 240 it had last year. And the six-cylinder engine in the M40i is uprated to 355 horsepower, versus 300 last year. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system.