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2011 BMW X3: Surprenant many levels

We expected to see a much larger vehicle with the arrival of the second generation of the compact SUV BMW X3.

Her new dress was conceived so that we can more easily distinguish with respect to design models X1 and X5, although it provides all the same tunes that are a little closer to those of X1. If the aesthetic dimension we did not want to offend anyone, it is quite different new technologies that are henceforth awarded.

More sophisticated technologies

The new BMW X3 pays a completely new geometry. Among other things, it is the first vehicle of the brand to offer a dynamic control of the damping and behavior. To this is added an electromagnetic power steering, a first for a vehicle claw "X" at BMW. With the addition of these new technological approaches to aid the conduct, this newcomer may well offer a much more dynamic behavior than before.

Only two engines

Two very different engines are accorded him. First, we find the four-cylinder diesel 2.0-liter 184 horsepower which take place under the hood of the model X3 xDrive20d. According to the data of the manufacturer, it displays fuel consumption is 5.6 l/100 km ASSESSED and 149g of CO2 per kilometer.

For its part, the petrol engine remains a six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that has been completely renewed and whose power reached 306 horses. With this engine, the new X3 xDrive35i will offer the 0 to 100 km / h in only 5.7 seconds.

Automatic transmission has eight reports

Another first for BMW, that is to offer an automatic transmission has eight reports on an SUV while before it was satisfied with a automatic transmission only six reports. A six-speed manual gearbox has accompanied Office versions using the diesel engine.

Henceforth, no matter the transmission is chosen, it will be accompanied by the "Stop & Start" technology that allows the engine to stop whenever the vehicle will stop.

More user-friendly interior

The new BMW X3 offers a passenger whose main components are of superior quality to that offered on the current model. Thus, finishes and presentations can be found enhanced by the use of rich materials and better quality. The back seat has been redesigned and now includes three sections that can raise or lower to our liking. The cargo area has been greatly improved from 480 to 550 liters or 1560 liters to 1600 once the lowered seat.

The World Paris

His first public release is scheduled for before the Paris Motor Show in Paris in October and marketing should begin towards the end of November 2010.

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