The 2011 BMW X3 SUV is actually less expensive, despite being slightly larger and offering a choice of naturally-aspirated or turbocharged inline six-cylinder engines. The latest generation of 2011 BMW X3 SUV adds 3.3-inches in overall length, with an added 0.6-inches to the wheelbase, along with an extra 1.1-inches of width and 1.4-inches of height. The weight is depending on the variant, and manages to shed about 50 lbs.
The larger outer shell of 2011 BMW X3 SUV resulting the addition of 0.8-inches of legroom in the back row, along with another 2.8 cubic feet of storage space in the rear hatch area.
BMW designs the exterior of the 2011 BMW X3 SUV to be easy to recognize as the X3. No radical design, it is pretty much has the same exterior design of new BW 5-Series and BMW 7-Series model.
For the European market, the 2011 BMW X3 SUV offered in two variants: the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive20d and the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i. The xDrive20d carries a version of BMW’s 2.0-liter four cylinder diesel which able to produce 184 horsepower and torque reaches 280 lb-ft. Yes, the four cylinder diesel is not the powerhouse of the 2011 BMW X3 SUV line-up, but it is quite peppy, accelerating the X3 from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds with top speed 130 mph.
Both the engine variants of the 2011 BMW X3 SUV coupled with eight-speed automatic transmission with the six cylinder version of the X3 featuring the automatic stop-start technology.
Rumor has it that the 2011 BMW X3 SUV will be offered into the M Sport version. This package will come complete with a swap to 19-inches wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, an M Sport leather steering wheel and the full exterior M Sport aggressively-styled body kit.
For the North American-specification the 2011 BMW X3 SUV use two inline V6 engines. The price tag is $37,635. The 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i accepts a 240 horsepower naturally-aspirated unit which is also used in the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive328i.
The 2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i costs $41,925 with additional turbocharged unit rated at 306 horsepower and 294 lb-ft of torque. This will transform the xDrive35i into unstoppable SUV by sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.7 seconds and top speed 152 mph.
The 2011 BMW X3 SUV had its first debut on the 2011 Geneva Motor Show by holding an event of “BMW X3 Games” to attract more fans and customers.