The 2018 BMW X3 is all-new, marking the third generation of this 5-passenger luxury crossover. It has nearly the same dimensions as the outgoing model with a longer wheelbase, long hood, and short front overhang that give it a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. There’s also a new three-dimensional kidney grille, which is a first for BMW. The X3 gets another first in the U.S. with a factory-installed trailer hitch for towing up to 4,400 pounds.
It might be a crossover, but don’t think it’s slow — the X3 will do 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. Power for the X3 comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.