AC Schnitzer has taken the wraps off of its BMW X3 customization program, featuring both cosmetic and performance enhancements.
The X3 xDrive20d has been bumped from its standard 184hp to 218hp. A power upgrade for the xDrive30d, 28i, and 35i are also in the works and will be released later this year.
As for cosmetic enhancements, the AC Schnitzer X3 kit features front lip spoiler with integrated splitters, chrome trim for the side skirts, a rear diffuser bumper, rear roof spoiler and exhaust tail pipes.
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.
In case you missed it, the BMW Performance Parts Manager recent revealed that the BMW Performance Power Kit will soon be coming in two stages, for both the N54 and N55 motors. Stage 1 PPK will be software upgrade only and Stage 2 PPK will be software and hardware upgrades.
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.
It took a while, but Xbimmers members are finally beginning to receive their 2012 X3 M-sport models. We are huge fans of the F25 X3 which takes the standard X3 and adds an upgraded suspension, 19″ M-sport alloy wheels, M-sport aero kit, shadowline trim, and M multifunction leather steering wheel and variable sports steering. Check out our members’ first photos of their M-sport X3s.
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.
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
Many times when reading reviews on cars, we get caught up with 0-60 times, handling, looks, the typical things that are REALLY important in any car. But its good to take pause, take stock of what any given car is intended to do, and judge the car by those factors. And this is exactly what the New York Times has done when reviewing the X3, there is no doubt this is a family vehicle, and they go into their review with that mentality. And so I think they’ve given an honest and fair assesment of the X3 and they come out bullish on the small SAV from BMW.
Here are some select quotes from the review, make sure to follow the Source link below to read the … CONTINUED
I know many of you guys have used the feature offered by BMWUSA.com to be able to watch your new X3 being built on video. In fact a few of you have posted up your vids. Well if you ever wondered what went into creating the system behind the system, this video does a great job explaining it all.