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.
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.
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.
General Specifications Of BMW X3
Size, liters/cu. in.
Horsepower @ rpm.
260 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm.
225 @ 2750
EPA City / highway mpg
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
Min Ground Clearance
Tread Width, Front
Tread Width, Rear
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall
Width, Max w/o mirrors
Front Wheel Material
Rear Wheel Material
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
Side Head Air Bag
Rear Head Air Bag
Electronic Stability Control
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
Mirrors w/ Memory
Power Driver Mirror
Power Passenger Mirror
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Passenger Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Front Reading Lamps
Rear Reading Lamps
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.