The middle child of BMW's crossover line (which the company calls sport activity vehicles), the X3 moves into 2016 with no major changes.
It comes in a trio of trims each built around a different turbocharged engine. The 28i xDrive uses a 2.0L four-cylinder gas burner making 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque; the 35i xDrive gets a 3.0L six-cylinder good for 300 hp and 300 lb-ft, and the 28d xDrive sports a four-cylinder diesel making 184 hp and 280 lb-ft.
Fuel consumption ratings are 11.1/8.4 L/100 km (city/highway) for the 28i model, 12.7/8.8 in 35i trim, and 8.6/6.9 in the diesel.
The base price is $44,350 for the 28i, and tops out at $49,950 for the 35i.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, engine auto start/stop, brake energy regeneration, electric power steering, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated side mirrors, heated windshield washer jets, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, tilt-and-telescopic steering, heated steering wheel, eight-way power front seats with driver memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker stereo.