On the heels of the big BMW turbo 4-cylinder news yesterday, SCOTT26 has provided some dates for the switchover of certain BMW models from the current inline 6-cylinder to the new twinpower turbo I4 motor, as well as the end of production of the current 3-series, M3 and 1-series.
Here is the I4 switchover and end of production schedule (inside).
Edmunds’ InsideLine has published their full review of the new 2011 X3 xDrive35i, equipped with the N55 3.0L turbocharged engine that is becoming ubiquitous across the BMW lineup.
InsideLine starts of their article with these words:
“Stop, wait, shudder, silent, check.
Stop, wait, shudder, silent, check.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.”
Certainly scary to read in a NEW car review. When I saw that I thought I was in for one piss poor review. It turns out what they cleverly highlighted was a feature in the new X3 that will … CONTINUED
We have posted yesterday’s full BMW press conference from the 2011 NAIAS at Detroit. Ian Robertson presented a state of the company address, as well as introducing the all new 6-series cabrio, 1M coupe, 1-series LCI, and the 2011 X3. View the press conference inside.
Autocar gives its 90 second verdict of the 2011 X3. They were convincingly impressed with the all new X3 and rated it 4 out of 5 stars.
BIMMERPOST member Lukich of 3Dinterior.net has produced some very high res and smooth compilations of the new X3 interior that anyone can use for free to pan and explore in full 360 degrees. Hes included views from the drivers seat and rear seats as well!
Car and Driver provides its short take review from its road testing of the X3 xDrive35i, calling it among the leaders in its class. See inside for their review.
The all new F25 X3 has been said to have an impressive and refined ride quality, but these videos also show that it’s quite the capable off-roader when needed. Here are clips showing the X3 dealing with mud, ruts, uneven trails, snow, hills, and deep water.
Congrats to vikz as he just picked up his early Chrismas gift, the first reported US 2011 X3 delivered on the site! His initial impression is at the quality of the ride, which he feels is even better than the LCI E92 coupe. Photos inside.
Here is the 2011 X3 M-sport package finally seen in real life, showing the sportier aero parts and wheels. The package also includes M-bits on the interior.
With the embracement of 3-D technology due to the advancement in modern culture and entertainment Avatar anyone? ( No I have not seen it yet, So I cannot give you an opinion)
The next stage will be to move 3D technology into active promotion.
Given BMW’s advancement as a car company that has embraced new ideas within marketing such as use of Facebook , You Tube and Twitter in the promotion of BMW and MINI products at specific demographics ie with the MINI brand and key volume … CONTINUED
Martha Stewart accepted BMW’s invitation to design her dream BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle using BMW’s “Dream It. Build It. Drive It.” program. Martha used the “Build Your Own” online tool on bmwusa.com to customize her own BMW X3.
Customization is a specialty for the new BMW X3, the vehicle has more than 70 million unique configurations. Martha Stewart designed her X3xDrive35i to have a Sparkling Bronze Metallic exterior, one of three special exterior colors that are only available for BMW X3 custom orders. Martha’s BMW X3 … CONTINUED
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.