BMW Launches The New X3 Globally – Specifications,Features & Price

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Global manufacturers are all busy launching new models all over the world for being in the race and BMW has followed the trend by launching the all new BMW X3 which is basically a stripped down version of its massive BMW X5 and yet carries the potential to deliver power along with luxury.

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The car is the brand’s first compact SUV and its first generation was a huge success with sales figures of more than 6,00,000 units worldwide and looking upto it Audi also developed the Audi Q5,which is quite known worldwide and to the Indian automobile industry as well.

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The new X3 will be launched during the first quarter of the year 2011 which is the same phase when the company will start the local assembly of BMW X1.  The car will soon the market and probably give the Q5 a run for its money. The car’s technical specifications are not available yet but we assume it to be near to previous model whose details are given below.

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General Specifications Of BMW X3

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

dohc I6
Size, liters/cu. in. 3.0/182
Horsepower @ rpm. 260 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm. 225 @ 2750
Availability Standard
EPA City / highway mpg
6-speed manual 16/23
6-speed automatic 17/24

FUEL DATA

EPA Fuel Economy Est – City 16 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy 23 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 17.7 gal

DRIVETRAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive

INTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS

Front Headroom 39.3 in
Front Hiproom N/A in
Front Legroom 40.2 in
Front Shoulderroom 55.6 in
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Headroom 39.4 in
Second Hiproom N/A in
Second Legroom 35.8 in
Second Shoulderroom 55.0 in

EXTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS

Curb Weight 4012 lbs
Curb Weight N/A lbs
Height, Overall 65.9 in
Length, Overall 179.9 in
Min Ground Clearance 8.0 in
Tread Width, Front 60.0 in
Tread Width, Rear 60.7 in
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb 38.4 ft
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall N/A ft
Wheelbase 110.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 73.0 in

WHEELS

Front Wheel Material Alloy
Rear Wheel Material Alloy

TIRES

Front Tire Size P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17

SAFETY

Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
Side Head Air Bag
Rear Head Air Bag
Auto-On Headlights
Traction Control
Auto-Off Headlights
Electronic Stability Control
Brake Assist
Battery safety terminal
Interlocking door anchoring system
Crash sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors)
Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
Front safety belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
LATCH for child-restraint safety seat installation

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Auto Climate Control Air Conditioning
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Mirrors w/ Memory
Heated Mirrors
Power Driver Mirror
Power Passenger Mirror
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Passenger Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Front Reading Lamps
Rear Reading Lamps
Vinyl Seats
Seat Memory
Power Driver Seat
Power Passenger Seat
Steering Wheel Audio Controls

Price Of BMW X3

Since the car is supposed to compete with the Q5 then we expect it to come under a price tag between Rs. 35 Lakh to Rs. 45 Lakh.

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