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.
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.
The Los Angeles Auto Show will take place in two weeks (11/19-28) and two new BMW cars will be making their North American debuts – the all new 2011 BMW X3 and the BMW 6-series Coupe Concept. Also previewed will be BMW ConnectedDrive, which will showcase technology for integrating BlackBerry smartphones in the car, new Bluetooth interface technology created for the Apple iOS 4 operating system and allows the new Apple iPhone 4 to be integrated, among other devices. Also on show is the iPod Out function, which optimizes the operation of various Apple music players in the vehicle. Many of these new features are expected to reach the US market in calendar year 2011. Press release below.
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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.
Here are a series of new videos just released of the X3 xDrive35i and 20d in various environments and showing off new features. Just navigate to the Videos tab and then scroll down for the new videos and enjoy!
The US 2011 X3 configurator just went live! No word yet on the Canadian configurator yet, but just follow the attached link to the USA configurator and enjoy!
Car Enthusiast provides their first drive review of the 2011 BMW X3, giving it high marks across the board, even calling it a capable and desirable alternative to the acclaimed X5.