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STATUS: New for 2018 — Along with the 3-Series sedan, the X3 is one of BMW’s bread-and-butter models. For 2018, a whole new model is rolling off the line at the automaker’s South Carolina assembly plant. Although similar to the previous X3, all body panels are different and the distance between the front and rear wheels has been increased by 2.2 inches (yes, more rear-seat leg space). There’s a more prominent grille and headlamps and the interior receives a total makeover. For powertrains, the base xDrive30i is fitted with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For the time being, the only other model is the X3 M40i that uses a turbo six-cylinder with 355 horses and 359 pound-feet. Both engines are connected to eight-speed automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. All-wheel-drive is standard in both models, but the M40i’s version sends a greater amount of torque to the rear wheels (anticipating more aggressive standing starts, perhaps?). The M40i should also be easy to spot since it comes with sporty body attachments, flared fenders and 19-inch wheels (18s are standard. All X3s come weighed down with plenty of standard gear, but pick through the options list for a panoramic sunroof, in-your-face head-up display, oversize 1.3-inch touchscreen with navigation plus, factory-installed trailer hitch and a wide range of crash-averting/avoiding safety tech.

Base price (incl. destination): $43,450
Type: Four-door compact tall wagon
Engine (h.p.): 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 (248); 3.0-liter I-6, turbocharged (355)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Drivetrain: All-wheel-drive
Base MPG (city/highway/combined): 21/28/24
Base weight (lb.): 4,160