Update: This is actually the BMW X1
The friends at CarConnection.com are “guilty” of bringing us the latest BMW X3 spy photos. As usual, we’re looking at the “famous” BMW pattern camouflage, that pretty much covers the entire design and just leaves us guessing…again.
The test mule spotted looks similar to the one we have seen back in July, but there are a few little extra details. Now the side mirrors are sporting the turn signals, the front grill seems to be larger than before and a new set of wheels.
The car dimensions are close to the existing model, but in the same time, it will have more interior room, a complaint that many bimmer fans had before, including myself. The guys at CarConnection believe that the new X3 will have all the whistles and bells available to order, such as Night Vision, head-up display, adaptive headlights or seats with ventilation.
I do hope that BMW will work on the interior design as well and gives something decent and not the sub-par one found in the current generation. I do own an X3 and I am far from being impressed with the quality and finishes of the interior. The X3 was not and will not be geared towards car enthusiasts, therefore BMW needs to focus on offering more luxury and comfort for the drives and the passengers.
Now, if the new BMW X3 will turn out to be similar to the one in the rendering below, X5ish, then it might have a shot.
Update: I apologize, this is the X1, hence why there were some difference from the previous spy photos. Even though the dimensions look similar, I was told that the X1 is way smaller than the X3.
[Source: CarConnection.com ]