At a marketing presentation with the F25 X3 project leader, it was revealed that the BMW X4 Concept will be presented sometime next year, with production in 2013-2014. The X3 lineup may also be expanded soon with an X3 M, xDrive35is, and Active Hybrid versions.
BMW has announced a base price of $37,625 for the all new BMW X3 SAV. The X3 xDrive35i will have an MSRP of $41,925. Destination and handling fees are included in these prices. More details inside.
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 (19.4 to 56.5 cu. ft.) and a rear seat bench that folds down at a ratio of
40 : 20 : 40, the new BMW X3 delivers more room and versatility than any competitor in its class.
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.
The 2010 Paris Motor Show press days start tomorrow morning. We have put together a guide for the upcoming BMW premieres and innovations at the show, including the 6-series coupe concept, BMW ConnectedDrive innovations, F10 5-series, and E84 X3. Be sure to tune in for Paris Motor Show coverage!
The 2011 5-series and 2011 X3 have been named as 2 of 41 total contenders for the 2011 Car of The Year Award. A winner will be chosen on Nov. 29. All of the contenders are new vehicles available now or soon in five or more European markets, and each has the prospect of at least 5,000 yearly sales. The voting process has two stages. The first one will produce a short list of seven nominees, which will be announced on 2 November. The second round will find the single winner that will be made known on November 29th, 2010.
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 color
Window surrounds and roof rails are in BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.
Expected to be available from 2nd Quarter of 2011 (subject to change).