Xbimmers members began taking deliveries of the all new 2011 X3 over the weekend and the first owners’ photos and impressions are now in. Congratulations to the early owners and to everyone to come! Some photos and impressions inside.
BMW sends another Merry Christmas message, this time featuring St. Nick having some wintertime sliding fun in the all new 2011 BMW X3.
More member’s X3 test drive impressions have been posted. Lexxeech attended the 2011 X3 unveiling in Latvia, which was followed by his test drive. He has posted his review, photos, and test drive video.
Site member Palbay shares a great photo set of an assortment of 2011 X3 colors (mineral silver metallic, deep sea blue metallic, alpine white, space gray metallic) and against its direct competitors – the Q5, GLK, and RX300.
The introduction of the 2nd edition of the BMW X3 is more than just an update of an “old” model, because the new X3 has clearly more to offer than its predecessor. In fact it’s really in a class of its own. Everything is new, better, bigger and more beautiful.
We’re delighted to welcome the latest addition to the BMW family, and – punctually for the official launch – we can already offer a wealth of AC Schnitzer wheel and tyre combinations and some further accessories.
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Members are reporting that BMW X3s have started hitting US dealership floors this weekend, with some having their official launch events on Monday, November 15. If you haven’t yet checked out the X3 in person, now’s the time.
Palbay brings us some photos of the New 2011 X3 navigating the Off Road Course at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg. This also provide some good looks at some of the different colors the X3 is offered in.
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.
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.
BMW celebrates the opening of the new 1.2 million square feet (1 billion dollar) BMW manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina and the production of the new BMW X3 at the facilities.
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
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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.
BMW is shooting to sell 25,000 X3s in the U.S. for the 2011 calendar year, according to Insideline. For comparison, BMW sold 17,622 X3s in 2008. Also, custom ordered X3s will have exclusive options not available to off-the-lot models.
To better capture the U.S. market with the new BMW X3, BMW spent more time and effort on new North American owner friendly upholders than anyone would ever expect. Big Gulp fans rejoice. Seriously though, if this proves helpful to North American X3 sales, then it was money and time well spent.