The original BMW X3 was one of the first mid-sized 4x4s from a prestige brand.

The second generation has been around since 2010, but was revised in 2014. Changes included a more economical new 2.0-litre diesel engine.

We’ve been testing this version with and without a caravan. So, what are we looking for as we assess what tow car ability the BMW X3 has?

In a tough marketplace, it’s quite simple. Are the latest revisions enough to keep the X3 competitive against rivals such as the Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Porsche Macan?