Member palbay shares with us some of the best photos yet of the preproduction X3 test car. With each photo set we see, the new BMW X3 is shaping up to be a great looking vehicle, and an improvement over the current generation.
The current BMW monthly production bulletin reveals some details on the new 6-series (F12/F13) and the upcoming X3. Production starts on the 650 convertible in March 2011 and 650 coupe in July 2011. Sept. will see a 6-cylinder 640 coupe and convertible and 650xi coupe and convertible. X3 production begins this December.
The BMW X3 is basicly upon un, with these official teasers starting to make their way around the internet the official internet reveal of this car should happen any day during this weekend!
Aside from the teasers showing off some very interesting design tidbits really move the X3 forward in design, they also give us a glimpse behind into the people who were involved with the design. Namely, Erik Goplen and Ulrich Str
The 2011 BMW X3 introduction is imminent folks. BMW has now posted teaser photos of the new X3 on its Dutch site. Shown is the sculpted hood, rear lights, and rear details. Well bring you more as they are posted.
BMW is said to be imminently releasing the critical information and photos surrounding the all new X3. And it cant come a moment to soon, although sales of the current X3 have seen an end of life uptick (likely due to the economy) many of us have been anxiously awaiting a new model.
From the spyphotos weve seen of this car so far, the new X3 will not be a drastic departure from the current car but will offer a larger size and a more X5-ish look to the mid-size model. But enough of me, watch the video and look at the new pictures and you be the judge.
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I run across prototype X series vehicles being tested in the mountains all the time and came across this X3 a few week ago. I outpaced my M5 through 3rd gear numerous times and it was hell to keep up with in the twisties that I know fairly well. Im no slouch with much track time and the M5 has H&R/Koni SAs. I dont know what engine they had in it but it was a bullet.
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Note To Self: Dont leave camouflaged prototypes parked with the engine running next to Central Park in Manhattan. Just a week after a failed car bomb attempt in Times Square, Manhattan is understandably still a bit jittery. An apparent error in judgement by Martin Birkmann, head of product planning for BMW North America, reportedly triggered a bomb scare and the resulting evacuation of several blocks along Central Park West near the American Museum of Natural History this afternoon.
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The second generation BMW X3 is due to be shown off fairly soon, atleast on the internet. This has been a car a long time in the making and there are many anxious fans out there waiting to see what the car will delivery stylisticly, technically and from a quality standpoint. These are areas the car was deemed to be subpar when compared to the rest of the BMW lineup, and so BMW has given alot of attention to the car to bring improvements to market. For now, we have these renders to go by until the official pictures are released.
There will be a new generation of BMW X3 that will be revealed in early 2011. Somehow, this model will be a direct competition with Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and probably the forthcoming Land Rover LRX.
BMW X3 has struggled to match the sales of BMW X5, though BMW has still sold more than 600,000 units globally since the model was initially launched in 2003.
The engines that will be use by BMW X3 include four and six cylinder turbo diesels and a 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder gasoline engine that similar to the one on BMW 535i Gran Turismo. The gearbox mated with the engine is likely to be the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox as well.
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