MotorAuthority shares their first drive impressions of the 2011 BMW X3, calling it sturdy in feel, amazingly quick on its feet, and finally un-punishing on everyday roads.
BMWNA has launched the first-ever user-generated iAD to promote the launch of the all-new BMW X3. iAd is Apple’s new mobile advertising network, reaching millions of iPhone and iPod touch users. The iAD’s focus is on BMW’s built-to-order program that allows customers to create an entirely customized BMW X3. The iAd, the primary mobile component of the X3’s marketing campaign, allows an individual to go from dreaming about a new custom-built X3 to having it delivered to their driveway in just a few weeks.
Here is a great set of photos showing the 2011 X3 assembly process as well as photos of BMW’s South Carolina Spartanburg plant after its $1 billion expansion to 1.2 million square feet.
Heres the first 2011 X3 commercial we have seen, posted by BMW UK on its youtube channel. The scenes and music portrays the X3 as a fun and versatile SUV/SAV.
Watch the live feed of the opening ceremony of the Spartanburg plant expansion and footage of the BMW X3 production tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:45 AM.
World premiere in Paris: the new BMW X3.
The new BMW X3 steps up for its world debut at the Paris Motor Show as the successor to a genuine top seller. Compared with its successful predecessor, the new Sports Activity Vehicle delivers that bit more agility as well as driving comfort. A similarly palpable increase in interior space and stowage capacity benefits rear-seat passengers in particular, but is also welcome in the luggage compartment. With its load capacity now expandable from 550 to 1,600 litres … CONTINUED
In grand style, BMW marked the official World Premiere of the BMW X3 by driving out an X3 as the first car out of the gates during the press conference. The X3 was also showcased in both diesel and gasoline versions with and without M-Sport.
BMW has announced the M-sport Package for the all new 2011 X3. Details:Carbon Black metallic paint finish (exclusive M-sport color)
19 inch M light-weight alloy wheels
Sports suspension tuning with stiffer dampers
M multifunction leather steering wheel and variable sports steering
M gear selection level with short throws
Gearshift paddles (with BMW xDrive35i w/ standard 8 speed auto)
Pearlpoint cloth-leather upholsterly
BMW Individual anthracite roof liner
M Sport package side skirts, wheel arches and front and rear apron skirts are painted in body … CONTINUED
While no press test drives for the new X3 have been available yet, David Thomas from Cars.com recently had an opportunity to poke around a preproduction 2011 X3 at the BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. He came away very impressed at its upgraded quality, design, and size from the first generation X3.
The 2011 BMW X3 makes its worldwide public debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this month.
The German BMW X3 Brochure has been released. English speakers unable to read the text can nonetheless gleam the X3 features, options, accessories, and packages from the photos. We will bring you the US version when available.