The BMW X3 has just been given a mid-life refresh and the revised model gets a quieter cabin, extra equipment and improved fuel economy.
As with the competition, the BMW X3 is a road-biased SUV rather than an out-and-out off-roader, although it can be specified with four-wheel drive. After the considerably more expensive Porsche Macan, the BMW is probably the most fun-to-drive SUV on the market and it comes with an excellent range of engines. The model's 2.0-litre diesel has recently been made quieter and more powerful, and strikes a superb balance between economy and performance. It's our pick of the range.
The BMW X3 can now be specificed in xLine trim, which joins the existing line-up of SE and M Sport models. We'd still recommend SE trim, with the addition of the excellent automatic gearbox and adaptive dampers.