Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
6 minute read
8 Oct 2021
7:53 am

BMW updates X3 with more aggression and substance

Charl Bosch

Since replacing the 3 Series in 2018, a total of 200 000 X3s have rolled off of the Rosslyn Plant assembly line outside Pretoria.

While not as radical as those of some of its siblings, the changes to the X3 are prominent at the front.

The BMW X3 is, without wanting to sound like a stuck record, not only an important model for Munich locally, but probably also the best representation of progression throughout the years. Learn from the past It is an open secret that the original X3 was not one of BMW’s finest moments in spite of the marque having by then established itself in the SUV realm with the X5. Using the same underpinnings as the E90 3 Series Touring, the X3’s mini X5 attire was not to everyone’s taste. Digs were taken at its cost-cutting interior, lack of off-road prowess and...