Despite a less than auspicious debut in 2004, the BMW X3 medium SUV has gone on to become one of the mainstays of the German brand, particularly in SUV-mad Australia.
The X3 was BMW's second SUV after the X5, and the success of both these vehicles prompted the once conservative car-only BMW to launch a family of X-branded SUVs.
The five-door five-seater had a period of lagging behind rivals like Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the sales race, thanks mainly to a limited model line-up and the fact that the second-generation (F25) hung around for too long.
Since the launch of the 2018 X3 (G01), the still "mid-size" SUV dwarfs even the first-generation X5. It also now sits on BMW's 'CLAR' global platform which underpins everything from the BMW 8-Series to the A90 Toyota Supra.