2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i: “Peter?!..”

The BMW X3 has always been a good choice among a sea of middleweight SUV’s, but never the best choice. Initially offered with the aging inline 6-cylinder, it eventually transitioned to the 2.0-Liter that is currently the base engine. BMW long ago abandoned their engine displacement based naming system, so despite being a 3.0i, this X3 has the 2.0-Liter engine. To further confuse things, the 4.0i version has a 3.0-Liter inline 6 with twin turbochargers. Are you confused yet? Good – because it’s just as confusing of a choice to select an engine.