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BMW X3 facelift spied testing

The BMW X3 is due for an update and new spy images suggest that SUV could receive a minor facelift in the near future.

BMW could make a few changes to the X3's front fascia. It is likely to get a redesigned twin-kidney grille and new bumpers. Besides, the rear fascia could get subtle updates as well. The test car seen in these images appears to have the same headlights and tail lamp clusters as the current model. It is equipped with 5-spoke alloy wheels and has twin exhausts.

The third generation X3 is based on the CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform. It was launched in India in April 2018. The SUV is available with two engine options. These include a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 248 BHP @ 5,200 rpm and 350 Nm @ 1,450-4,800 rpm as well as a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 188 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

Meanwhile, a test mule of the X3 M was spotted in Mumbai earlier this year. The high performance version of the X3 is rumoured to be launched in H2-2020.

The X3 M is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol engine that produces 473 BHP and 600 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel drive system.

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