Thanks to its segment-leading dynamic handling and versatility, the new BMW X3 has emerged as a highly successful model in the international car markets within a matter of months. The fact that it also assumes an exemplary role on the safety front has now been confirmed by Europe’s leading crash test programme. In the latest Euro NCAP crash test, the BMW X3 achieved the highest rating of 5 stars. The second-generation Sports Activity Vehicle earned its top marks in this challenging test for new vehicles thanks to its comprehensive range of standard safety equipment and effective occupant protection in various types of collision.
Achieving the best rating in the Euro NCAP crash test is proof of the very high level of the safety concept developed for the … CONTINUED
Autumn 2011 will see additions to the model range in the shape of the BMW X3 xDrive20i and the BMW X3 xDrive35d. All-new engines featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology endow both models with a further optimised performance to fuel consumption ratio. Added to which, the BMW X3 exudes even more appeal thanks to a fine-tuned range of standard equipment and special options.
From autumn 2011, the new BMW X3 will come with a choice of three petrol engines and three diesel units spanning an output range of 135 kW/184 hp to 230 kW/313 hp. An exceptionally diverse portfolio of power units thus joins forces with the SAV’s outstanding agility – with intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive as standard – and enhanced ride comfort. Thanks to a comprehensive … CONTINUED
The 2012 X3 begins production in September. Details have now been released on changes for the 2012 model year for the US. The pricing changes are effective October 1, 2011. Full details inside:
New Standard Equipment:
- Black high gloss finish on instrument panel
- Floor mats
- Panoramic moonroof for xDrive35i
Optional Equipment Changes:
- Convenience Package deleted on xDrive35i. Contents become part of Premium Package
- Cold Weather Package loses heated rear seats and retractable headlight washers, which are now available as part of Cold Weather Package II (which requires ordering of Cold Weather Package)
- New Premium Sound Package (SIRIUS 1 yr and premium hi-fi system)
- Sport Activity Packages (ZAP) now feature Anthracite headliner. 19″ wheels (2A1 with all-season tires) now included … CONTINUED
An XBIMMERS member has put together the first matte F25 X3 we have seen. This X3′s body has been wrapped in matte white and the grilles and rails are wrapped in matte black. The result is one custom looking X3 with its body lines showing more prominently due to the now low reflection body.
German publication AMS decided to pit two popular diesel SUVs against each other — the BMW X3 xDrive 30d against Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro or 258hp/413 lb-ft inline-6 vs 240hp/369lb-ft V6.
The outcome is that both cars are similar in many ways, but the BMW X3 manages to get the edge and wins this comparison. Details inside.
Over 52 teams from 21 European countries competed in the recently concluded BMW X3 Games 2011. Over 15,000 registrations entered for this contest of physical and sports events in Geneva to win three new BMW X3s (for the winning team). The 6 disciplines in which the contestants competed were: running, golf, skiing, driving, mountain biking and sailing.
In the end, it was team from Hungary who each went home with a brand spanking new X3.
The stage is set for the BMW X3 Games in Geneva, a thrilling multi-sport competition for amateur sportsmen and women gets underway. Winning team can look forward to three BMW X3 cars. An international line-up, featuring entrants from 19 European countries, is itching to get the BMW X3 Games started in Geneva (SUI). Following the official registration, the first events are scheduled for Thursday. The BMW X3 Games sees BMW organise a multi-sport event for ambitious amateur sportsmen and women for the first time. A spectacular prize awaits the winning team of three: each team member will receive a new BMW X3.
Audi’s all new Q3 has just been released, which was not unexpected considering Audi has a vehicle in every segment that BMW has one.
The new Q3 is certainly aesthetically pleasing, but when I first saw it, I didn’t have a strong reaction one way or the other. I think that is a function of the fact that like most Audis today, it is fairly similar to every other Audi product, especially the Q5. So while it’s not ugly, it is a bit booring to me.
Regardless, we bring you this photo comparison between the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, a car which has been on the market for 2-3 years now. You be the judge! (Try voting in our poll above)
Sizing the two cars up, the … CONTINUED
The BMW X3 xDrive35i has made Ward’s 10 Best Interior List. The editors felt that the X3 xDrive35i successfully blends a black-and-cream color scheme with tastefully executed wood trim on the dashboard, center console and door panels. Superb fit-and-finish, fold-flat seating and ample space for five occupants make the $52,025 X3 a worthy contender in the luxury cross/utility vehicle segment. And the iDrive controller also has become easier to use and more intuitive, now allowing drivers simple access to the entire owner