2011 BMW X3


(from BMW 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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