It’s easy to get excited about a BMW. Known for precise driving dynamics, build quality, and understated good looks, these German-made vehicles have earned their place among the best-selling luxury cars on the market. But BMW’s rise to the top hasn’t come without transformation. The company’s humble vehicle lineup has swollen to include almost every segment of the luxury market, plus a few BMW has created. With this success and expansion, BMW has been accused of losing its way, of slipping away from the driving characteristics that made the brand what it is today.
With the fully redesigned X3 — a vehicle that helped propel the compact premium SUV into popularity — BMW aims to retain that enthusiast DNA while offering the features contemporary luxury buyers desire. Take a look at these 10 things to know about the 2018 BMW X3 and decide if BMW is still on the right track.