Check Out the BMW X3 M Hammering Around the Nurburgring

BMW's entry-level M crossover hits the Green Hell for some testing.

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BMW has been teasing us with the possibility of an M version of its X3 crossover for years now, but now, thanks to this latest spy video, it seems the X3 M is closer to production than ever.

Nurburgring YouTuber spotted this partially camouflaged BMW X3 testing at the limit on the Nordschleife during a recent industry test pool session. Why do we think it's the X3 M? Well, the most telling sign is the exhaust setup—there are four exits, two on each side. It's a signature feature of every modern M car since the Z3 M Coupe and Roadster. Also, it looks really quick. Here, watch for yourself.

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There's no official word on what sort of engine will power the X3 M, but we're guessing it'll be a version of the twin-turbo straight-six found in the current M2 Competition, M3, and M4—that's just speculation, however.

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