2011 BMW X3

The 2011 second-generation BMW X3 incorporates new technologies that further the benchmarks for agility, efficiency and comfort.
The design of the new 2011 BMW X3 conveys elegance, agility and ruggedness. Up front, the forward-slanting BMW kidney grille and large headlight assembly combine with a powerful-looking front apron and hood boasting six contour lines sweeping down to meet at the kidney grille, giving the X3 a bold presence. Powerfully flared wheel arches and the short front and rear overhangs emphasize the robust character of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle.
Dimensionally, compared to its predecessor the 2011 new X3 is a half-inch taller, 3.36 inches longer, 1.1 inches wider, and features a half-inch more ground clearance.
The entry-level X3 xDrive28i features BMW’s award-winning magnesium/aluminum 3.0-liter inline-6, rated at 240 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. As the new top model, the X3 xDrive35i features BMW’s newest turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine combining direct fuel injection, twin-scroll turbo technology and Valvetronic. It develops a maximum output of 300 hp with peak torque of 300 lb-ft.
Like many new BMW models, the new X3 features an 8-speed automatic transmission which brings smooth shifting, sportiness and efficiency to new levels of perfection.
The new BMW X3 features standard xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. xDrive has been revised to incorporate even more flexibility, quicker response and improved handling characteristics. This refined interaction achieves even quicker reactions to changing driving conditions.
Base model estimated mpg: TBD
Estimated starting price: $37,625
Compiled by Motor Matters

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