BMW is expanding its family models of X index successfully: new BMW X3 combines dynamic and typical BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) feature. Premiere of BMW X3 took place at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 2003. Harbinger became the prototype of xActivity, shown last winter in Detroit.
BMW X3 is a luxury crossover with very compact sizes. The first generation of BMW X3 was released in Austrian plant in 2003 and the second generation was announced in September 1, 2010. BMW X3 obtained incredible popularity, as more than 600 000 units was sold worldwide in 7 years after its release, but despite this, the pride of Bavarian company replaces the model with BMW X5. Body of BMW X3 was designed in a modern style and on its alternating concave surface and convex shape, making model totally original and unique appearance, which can be considered as vehicle of representative of SUV class for other car companies. A short clearance and massive wheelbase give BMW X3 agility and at the same time the ability to conquer the most sudden turns and slopes. But despite this, BMW X3 can be seen as regular car on a flat road, since all its qualities of SUV are really nothing more than nice addition.
All-wheel-drive received six-cylindered engines: 2.5-liter rated at 184 HP, 3.0-liter motor provides dynamic movement. BMW X3 3.0i with 170 kW (231 HP) can reach speed of 210 km/h and with an optional high-speed configuration (Sports Complete Set) up to 224 km/h. Especially high torque of BMW X3 3.0d will delight any driver. Recently upgraded turbo diesel inline six-cylindered power unit - Common Rail second generation direct injection develops 150 kW (204 HP) and maximum torque of impressive 410 Nm. Also, this version of BMW X3 allows you maximize speed up to 218 km/h. Both options are standard engines whose gearbox is six-speed manual and optionally, you can get five-speed automatic Steptronic. In the future, other options can be offered.
Featured Reviews 2016-2017
2015 Ford Super Duty - pickup, redesign, powerful engine, specifications
The American leader in construction of trucks presented the updated 2015 Ford Super Duty, with 6.7 liter diesel engine of second generation. The pickup is equipped with more powerful turbocompressor, demonstrating improved performance and towing ability.
2015 Ford Super Duty: RedesignThe main update is came to the engine of the King Ranch 2015 Ford Super Duty, now the pickup equipped with ... read more
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class - specs, changes, interior, video
All Mercedes-Benz G-Class models will in future offer up to 16 percent more power and lower fuel consumption. The range includes the G 500 with a new, powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. All engines are compliant with the latest Euro 6 emissions standard. A new suspension setup, together with more sensitive ESP® control results in increased driving stability, safety and ... read more
2016 Toyota Tacoma - new engine, bright appearance, video
Toyota Tacoma is positioned as the car with the increased passability level. The next generation midsize pickup attracts original design of interior and exterior design. You should also focus on the installation of new transmission and the use of special suspension settings. 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be equipped with 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. Alternatively, it can be equipped with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder ... read more
2016 BMW 3 Series - restyle, technical specs
German automobile manufacturing company presented 2016 BMW 3 Series at a special event held in Munich in May 2015. Information on restyling car has become known only after the presentation, and the first images have been available for a couple of hours before its introduction. The official debut will take place traditionally at Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. 2016 BMW 3 Series: ... read more
2015 Toyota Kikai Concept - exterior, interior, video
In early October, the first photos of 2015 Toyota Kikai Concept were spread online, which will be shown to the public later at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. Because of its unique design, It is extremely difficult to identify the novelty. However, it is clear that the prototype of 2015 Toyota Kikai Concept has shortage in body parts. The unique feature ... read more