The next-generation G01 BMW X3 is set to be unveiled in around two months time in June, if a report by BMWBlog is to be believed. According to the website, the new compact SUV is set to go on sale in the United States in October, which points to a world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

As with many new BMW models, the G01 will move to the rear-biased Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, offering greater interior space and a more practical and comfortable seating system. Despite this, the use of lightweight materials is expected to net a 100 kg weight saving over the current F25 generation.

In terms of engines, the G01 should make use of the usual 2.0 litre four-cylinder and 3.0 litre straight-six turbo petrol and diesel engines. An uprated version of the petrol six-cylinder mill will power an M40i variant, with output expected to be closer to 400 hp, rather than the 360 hp of the X4 M40i. A full-fat X3 M is expected to follow, using the M4’s twin-turbo six to produce around 500 hp.