BMW reveals next-generation X3

No longer the X5's baby brother
Jul 14, 2010 Philippine Car News - BMW X3

BMW has revealed the next-generation X3, which is looking to be more exciting than its predecessor with improved functionality and driving comfort, and bigger space.

"The new BMW X3 offers state-of-the-art qualities with uncompromising diversity, combining both driving pleasure and efficiency with comfort and functionality, durability and elegance," BMW said in a statement.

The first-generation X3 drew a lot of flack for looking merely like a miniature X5. The all-new Sport Activity Vehicle from the German carmaker though drives away from the shadow of its larger stablemate by combining the typical BMW X character with a dynamically stretched silhouette.

The all-new BMW X3 will be available with two powerplants: the four-cylinder, diesel-fed xDrive20d, and the gasoline-powered inline-six for the xDrive35i.

Here are the specs from BMW:

BMW X3 xDrive20d
Straight four-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, turbocharger and Common Rail direct injection
Displacement: 1,995cc
Power output: 135kW/184hp at 4,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 380Nm at 1,750rpm to 2,750rpm
Acceleration [0 to 100kph]: 8.5 seconds
Top speed: 210kph
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.6 liters for every 100km
CO2 emission according to EU: 149g/km
Exhaust emission standard: EU5

BMW X3 xDrive35i
Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct injection and VALVETRONIC
Displacement: 2,979cc
Power output: 225kW/306hp at 5,800 rpm
Maximum torque: 400Nm at 1,300rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100kph]: 5.7 seconds
Top speed: 245kph
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 8.8 liters for every 100km
CO2 emission according to EU: 204g/kmExhaust emission standard: EU5

The BMW X3 Sport Activity Vehicle currently available in the Philippines is a 2.0d AT variant with a maximum output of 150hp and maximum torque of 330Nm.

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