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OFFICIAL Official: 2011 BMW X3

Discussion in 'X3 SAV' started by Shining Star, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Shining Star

    Shining Star Well-Known Member Contributing Member


    Images from germancarforum.com
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  2. LaArtist

    LaArtist Banned

    Oh god..
    the front is bad..very bad..its flat nosed..and slow looking..
    what a freakin shame..

    Do not like the side either..windows look to large and that line is just weak!!!

    The rear is best in class along with the XC60.. lovely:)

    Interior is boring..same ol BMW of the shelf stuff..

    All in all 5/10.. should sell well, given the last one sold alot and it was much worse looking..
    But on the other hand there is X1 and X5.. plus new competition..

    Lets hope BMW dont make more X cars now.. enough is enough..
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    PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

    I've been saying it since the spy shots, the greenhouse is way too big. Rear is excellent, from is eh, and the interior is nothing special but looks to be better than the previous generation.

    Just noticed it has a slight rear wheel arch/buldge like the GLK and E.
  4. Shining Star

    Shining Star Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Preliminary press release

    The new BMW X3.


    • Second generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle with significantly increased space, optimised functionality and enhanced driving comfort.
    • Strengthening of leading position in terms of agility and efficiency through new engines, eight-speed automatic transmission, innovative suspension technology and BMW EfficientDynamics.
    • Two engine variants at time of market launch: BMW X3 xDrive20d
    with four-cylinder diesel engine (135 kW/184 bhp) and BMW X3 xDrive35i
    with straight six-cylinder petrol engine (225 kW/306 bhp).
    • Auto Start Stop function featured for the first time in conjunction with
    six-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.
    • Four-wheel drive technology BMW xDrive harmonised for optimised driving dynamics featured as standard, Performance Control optional.
    • Newly conceived suspension technology, electric power steering featured for the first time in a BMW X model, variable sports steering optional.
    • First BMW X model with optional Damper Control and Dynamic Drive Control.
    • Highest degree of interior variability thanks to folding and 40 : 20 : 40-split rear seat backrests, maximum luggage compartment volume: 1,600 litres.
    • Range of BMW ConnectedDrive options unique in the segment:
    Head-up Display, Internet access, reversing camera with Top View.

    • Engine variants:

    BMW X3 xDrive20d: Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, turbocharger and Common Rail direct injection,
    displacement: 1,995 cc, power output: 135 kW/184 bhp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 380 Nm at 1,750 – 2,750 rpm,
    acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 8.5 seconds,
    top speed: 210 km/h,
    average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.6 litres/100 km,
    CO2 emission according to EU: 149 g/km,
    exhaust emission standard: EU5.

    BMW X3 xDrive35i: Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with
    BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct injection and VALVETRONIC,
    displacement: 2,979 cc, power output: 225 kW/306 bhp at 5,800 rpm,
    max. torque: 400 Nm at 1,300 rpm,
    acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 5.7 seconds,
    top speed: 245 km/h,
    average fuel consumption according to EU: 8.8 litres/100 km,
    CO2 emission according to EU: 204 g/km,
    exhaust emission standard: EU5.
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  5. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    I like it, so much better than the current one. Yes every BMW interior looks exactly the same now, but they've always been that way.

    This X3 gets the thumbs up from me.

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  6. Shining Star

    Shining Star Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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  7. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    more pics

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  8. ///K

    ///K Well-Known Member

    a BIG improvement from the old one, that's for sure.
    [Broken External Image]:http://cdn.images.autocar.co.uk/612x408FFFFFF/Car/BMW/X3/BMW-X3-1371010358107001600x1060.jpg

    That is one good side view, oh god, red looks so good! Love the rear lights as well. The only problem I have is the interior, I would like to see other trims i.e. aluminum instead of wood.
  9. Shining Star

    Shining Star Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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  10. SCOTT27

    SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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  11. Giannis

    Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

    Hmm, the interior is great! I especially like the all-wood front part of the central tunnel. The rear is exciting. Resembles the X1. As for the front, I'd prefer it to be more macho.

    Overall, I'd give it a 8.5/10. Good car!
  12. Shining Star

    Shining Star Well-Known Member Contributing Member


    The new X3 is definitely an improvement over the previous model; both the exterior and the interior show vast improvements.

    Front: I haven't warmed up to the front of the car yet. The headlamps look a bit awkward and rectangular, and it makes the front of the car look quite odd from some angles, particularly the 3/4 angle.

    Rear: This is the best part of the new X3. IMO, the rear looks beautiful; a cross between the 3er and the X5.

    Interior: A huge improvement over the previous generation. However, I would've liked to see black panel on this car. IMO, the interior bears a striking resemblance to the Audi Q5.

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  13. Potential

    Potential Well-Known Member

    I think it looks fantastic. The high spec model in that silver is fantastic. Interior seems so unfamiliar as we have hardly seen any spy shots of it, so I'll digest it more before I state my claim on it... Such an improvement over the previous generation X3.
  14. klier

    klier Member

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    Why has every thread with a new BMW model have to start with negativity from the MB crowd????

    Anyways....STUNNING :icondrool:icondrool:icondrool

    Interior (dash) reminds me of Audi, have to get used to it a bit. The exterior though....from all angles......DAMN!!!!

    Shining Star: it has black panel displays, but only for the dials....not the airo etc. like the 5er/7er.
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  15. Centurion

    Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    So here it is then. The exterior is rather predictable, especially the tail lights which are now uniform with the X5 and X1 -- nice and neat. Surprisingly I find myself attracted to the nose which resembles a boot, especially in combination with such a sugged looking green house.

    Finally the dinosaur, X3 Mk.I, is being put to rest. The formula however, continues to live on. The cabin is a parts-bin carneval of current gen BMW knobs, buttons and steering wheels -- most of which seem to be borrowed from the E90. But who cares? It's 2010 and people are still willingly shelling out top money for the previous X3 featuring E46 components. This is BMW shaking its money maker. The X3 is a very lucrative model for the brand. You can call it BMW's equivalent of the Lexus RX.

    For it's intent and purpose, I think BMW have played their cards right -- it's got a premium badge, doesn't look to intimidating and has a "safe" appearence. however, I do find the Audi Q5 having a less "entry-evel" aura about it.
  16. SCOTT27

    SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Plus the 600,000+ customers who bought the E83 X3 actually liked the tough , robust and chiseled look of the car , something that was taken into consideration during the design process for the F25.

    Now the next all-new BMW model is the 6er and that closes the curtain on the 2003 trio of 5er , X3 and 6er.
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  17. DblPen

    DblPen Active Member

    looks good to me
  18. rurella

    rurella Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Not an SUV fan in general but I like this new X3. Aggressive, purposeful, no excuses.

    Thumbs up from me.:usa7uh:
  19. bmwownage

    bmwownage Active Member

    Not liking it, the rear is good, very good compared to the previous generation, but how did they come with those headlights? It's so similar to that Ford SUV. The emotion of it is soft, even the previous generation, while bad looking, had that strong-SUV appearance that at least gave it some special character. The X1, or even the controversial 5GT looks a million times better. Just why can't BMW get both generations of X3s right? Cover up the kidney grille and the thing doesn't even look like a BMW. The side shoulder line, what's up with that little curl near the front wheelarch and that curl on the front side window? seriously, ***??
    Admitably, the interior made me thought of Audi the first time i looked at it, there just looked to be some kind of Audi-wrap around the centre console, but then it's not too bad, it looks more welcoming and smooth than Audi's.
    Hope this car doesn't say a lot about the next 3series!
  20. vios1

    vios1 Well-Known Member


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