The new BMW X3

Production Cars 20 Jul 2010
The new BMW X3

BMW has presented the second generation of its X3 Sports Activity Vehicle model. Featuring larger dimensions and a more dynamic design inspired by the X1, it will debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.


New BMW X3The design of the new X3 adopts the styling cues recently introduced by BMW with its new models, including the X1.

Compared to the previous model it is characterized by a more dynamic profile with a sloped character line, while the trademark profile of the third window has been maintained.

At the front, the kidney grille and triangular headlight are combined with circular fog headlights positioned just below the main lighting units.

The rear end is defined by horizontal lines and compared to the first generation model has smoother surfaces and is more integrated with the rear quarter panels.

New BMW X3 New BMW X3The roof rails are now integrated in the body, which contributes to the overall look of the X3, much closer to a regular passenger car rather than a 4×4 off-road.

New BMW X3 Interior New BMW X3The interior features a driver oriented cockpit with a standard 6.5-inch screen. A 8.8-inch high-resolution is available as option. It feature a Head-up Display and the ConnectedDrive system.

New BMW X3The luggage compartment has a capacity that ranges between 550 and 1,600 litres.

The entry-level model will be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, with a power output of 184hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm.

For this unit BMW has claimed a CO2 emissions of only 149g/km, and an average fuel consumption of 50.4 mpg.

The top-of-the-line X3 xDrive35i will feature a 3 liter six cylinder gasoline engine, with 306 hp and 400 Nm.

New BMW X3New BMW X3New technical highlights of the model include the xDrive all-wheel-drive system, Auto Start-Stop function, an eight-speed automatic transmission, Variable Damper Control and Drive Dynamic Control.

New BMW X3 InteriorNew BMW X3 Interior

(Source: BMW)

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