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BMW X3 gets aesthetic and powerplants update

By SYF77 on 23 Dec 2010

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The Bavarian automaker has announced the introduction of an M Sports Package and two new engines for the latest X3 crossover, which was first shown in July.

From Spring 2011, the new X3 will be offered with an M Sports package that adds some sporty aesthetic touches inside out with revised suspension tuning. The kit consists of an aerodynamics package with unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a roof spoiler. Other exterior amenities include roof rails, chrome tailpipes and 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels. As an exclusive option in conjunction with the M Sports package, buyers can opt for a Carbon Black metallic paintwork.

On the Inside, buyers can expect sports seats with exclusive Pearlpoint fabric/leather upholstery, an M leather-trimmed steering wheel with multifunction buttons incorporating a Cruise Control button as well as door sills with the M logo. Other interior modifications include brushed aluminium interior trim and an M shift lever (only for the X3 xDrive 20d with manual transmission).

The M Sports package will be available for all engine versions of the new X3.

In addition to the sport kit, BMW also presented two new powerplants for the European market X3. These are the 3.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-six petrol with 258HP and 310 Nm and the 3.0-liter straight-six turbo diesel with 258HP and 560 Nm of peak torque. The petrol model completes the century sprint in 6.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 230 km/h while returning a fuel consumption of 9.0 lt/100 km in the EU test cycle. The new X3 diesel goes from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds with a top speed of 230 km/h. At the same time, it sips fuel at 6.0 lt/100 km.

Both engine variants of the X3 will go on sale in Europe next Spring.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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