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BMW X3 - Sports Activity Vehicle

BMW is enlarging the highly successful X-family through the addition of a very dynamic and versatile new vehicle: The new BMW X3 combines the outstanding agility of a typical BMW with the broad range of practical benefits offered by a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The BMW X3 is indeed the first premium vehicle of its kind in the SAV segment below the X5, setting out in the market to conquer roads and tracks the world over.

x3_100 The X3 combines the characteristic proportions of a Sports Activity with both classic and new BMW design elements. The modern design language with that unique interplay of concave and convex surfaces gives the X3 a youthful, fresh appearance. Numerous characteristic details, particularly the re-interpretation of the classic “Hofmeister kick” in the rear side windows, the newly designed double kidney grille, as well as the front and rear lights underline the unique position of this special model within the BMW range. Long wheelbase with short overhangs and the roof line slowly dropping to the rear accentuate the dynamic character of this Sports Activity even at a standstill. Powerfully bulged wheel arches and the striking front end, finally, give this newcomer a strong character full of self-confidence, emphasizing its superior stance in every situation.



A new dimension in the BMW model range.
The basic facts and figures alone clearly show that this is an all-new, absolutely unique model series: Measuring 4,565 millimetres (197.7´´) in length, the X3 is 87 millimetres (3.4´´) longer than the 3 Series Touring, but almost 30 centimetres (11.8´´) shorter than the new 5 Series Saloon.
And measuring 4,667 mm (183.7´´) from bumper to bumper, the X5, in turn, is clearly the X3’s bigger brother.
We find the same relative figures when considering the wheelbase of the X3 measuring 2,795 millimetres (110.0´´), versus 2,725 millimetres (107.3´´) on the 3 Series Touring and 2,820 millimetres (111.0´´) on the X5. In terms of height, on the other hand, the X3, measuring 1,674 millimetres (65.9´´), is clearly higher than both the 3 Series Touring (1429 mm/ 56.3´´ ) and the 5 Series Saloon (1,468 mm/57.8´´ ), only the X5 leaving an even longer shadow with its height of 1,715 mm (67.5´´). And with only the driver sitting at the wheel, ground clearance of the X3 measuring exactly 201 millimetres (7.91´´) is absolutely sufficient even on rough terrain.
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Muscular straight-six power units for sporting performance.
BMW’s straight-six gasoline and diesel engines famous for their supreme refinement and performance ensure dynamic motoring wherever you go. Developing maximum output of 170 kW (231 bhp), the agile X3 3.0i reaches a top speed in standard trim of 210 km/h (130 mph), the optional high-speed set-up available with the Sports Package allowing an even higher top speed of 224 km/h (139 mph). The power unit featured in the X3 2.5i, in turn, develops maximum output of 141 kW (192 bhp).
Revving smoothly even up to high speeds, the 3.0-litre six-cylinder also allows the driver to accelerate quickly and dynamically from 0–100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. And despite this performance the ultra-modern 3.0-litre gasoline engine outperforming even the strict EU 4 emission standard consumes just 11.4 litres (100 kilometres), equal to 24.8 mpg Imp.
The aficionado of supreme torque will be thrilled in particular by the X3 3.0d, the straight-six turbodiesel with second-generation common rail direct fuel injection only recently upgraded developing maximum output of 150 kW (204 bhp) in the X3, and giving this superior Sports Activity no less than 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) maximum torque. This also provides a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) increased even further to 218 km/h (135 mph) with BMW’s high-speed set-up. And when it comes to acceleration, the diesel is also an outstanding performer, booming from 0–100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds.
Fuel consumption in the process remains very modest, however, the X3 3.0d requiring just 8.4 litres of diesel for 100 kilometres, equal to 33.6 mpg Imp.
All three engine variants come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and are available as an option with five-speed automatic transmission.




The new xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
The all-new, intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system setting a new standard in the agility of all-wheel-drive vehicles is a particular highlight of the BMW X3: xDrive allows infinite, fully variable distribution of drive forces between the front and rear axle, the system immediately recognising the need for a change
in power distribution and responding extremely quickly to such a change, in usual road-going situations generally before the wheel even loses its grip.
This enables xDrive to transmit optimum drive power to the respective axle at all times even when taking a bend at speed, significantly reducing over- and understeer in the process.
On the road xDrive offers a significant improvement of agility, driving pleasure and safety all in one. Suspension control systems such as DSC are not required until a much later point in time than on a conventional all-wheel-drive vehicle, and xDrive guarantees better traction and driving conditions on rough or slippery terrain, since engine power is transferred almost instantaneously
to the wheels with more grip as soon as a wheel is about to spin, thus reliably interrupting the flow of traction.
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Excellent driving experience thanks to the commanding seating position.
In its versatility the new X3 is an outstanding performer not only on all kinds
of terrain, where it consistently demonstrates its agile and dynamic character. Rather, the sophisticated interior and the wide range of equipment make
the X3 the ideal BMW for the active and versatile individualist in every other respect, too. Sitting in their commanding position so characteristic of a
BMW Sports Activity, the occupants not only see the world around them from a very clear, pleasant perspective, but also enjoy a very modern and spacious interior: The X3 combines elegance and an aesthetic look appropriate for a vehicle of this character with a sporting ambience and a wide range of practical details. Able to choose from a great many classical as well as sporting
and modern materials and colours, the customer has numerous options in personalising the interior of his – or her – X3.
Within the cockpit the two circular instruments are grouped in typical
BMW style within an elegant pinnacle, the middle of the dashboard
is dominated by the optional 16:9 colour monitor of the navigation system moving up automatically when in use.




Lots of space and superior functions.
The X3 offers truly ample space behind the tailgate opening up to a steep angle for easy access, allowing convenient accommodation of all kinds of luggage and sports equipment such as several mountain bikes: Depending on the arrangement of the seats, luggage space is up to 1,560 litres or almost
55 cubic feet.
Numerous additional storage compartments and boxes round off the superior functionality of the X3 with a service load, depending on the engine, of up
to 500 kilos (1,100 lb). Unladen weight is between 1,740 kg/3,837 lb (X3 2.5i) and 1,850 kg/4,079 lb (X3 3.0d). And if you wish to take along even heavier
and bulkier sports equipment or any other kind of trailer, the optional towing hook on the X3 2.5 is homologated for trailers weighing up to 1,800 kg
(3,969 lb), the two three-litre models even being able to tow 2,000 kg
(4,410 lb) on a trailer equipped with brakes.
Regardless of the weight towed, BMW’s unique trailer stability control ensures safe driving conditions with, say, a boat trailer or other trailers of any kind.
This extension of the DSC suspension control system is standard, just like HDC Hill Descent Control for taking downhill gradients safely even on loose ground.
In the process of developing the X3, BMW’s engineers have naturally given particular significance to active and passive safety. Right from the start,
the remarkable configuration and design principle of a BMW Sports Activity, with the front drive shaft running through the oil sump, has given the X3
a very low centre of gravity, reducing body sway in the process. With its intelligent distribution of power, xDrive keeps the X3 very stable and secure even in fast bends, generally avoiding critical situations from the beginning. And should such a situation arise nevertheless, DSC suspension control featured as standard intervenes immediately to restore the stability of the X3.
Yet a further feature fitted as standard on the X3 is the Tyre Pressure Indicator (TPI) constantly comparing wheel speed in order to monitor air pressure in
the tyres and giving the driver both an optical and an acoustic warning in the event of any loss of pressure.
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Additional highlights: panorama roof and Adaptive Headlights.
The BMW X3 comes with a very wide range of optional features, two particular highlights being the new, large panorama roof and BMW’s innovative ALC Adaptive Headlights.
The two-piece panorama roof extends almost completely throughout the entire roof area of the X3, covering a glass area of 0.65 square metres. And the driver is able to open up the roof completely simply at the touch of a button.
Adaptive Headlights, in turn, improve the driver’s visibility in the dark by swivelling to the side in an infinite adjustment process geared to the steering angle of the vehicle. This adjusts the two bi- xenon headlight units as
required as a function of the steering angle, yaw rate and road speed, thus illuminating bends ahead of the driver clearly and brightly.




Introduced in 2004: the new BMW X3 2.0d
BMW is building on the early success of the new X3 model by announcing details of the forthcoming two-litre diesel engined model.
Available in standard and SE models, the X3 2.0d will be available in October 2004.

Adding a further dimension to X3 ownership, BMW's highly praised diesel engine produces 150bhp at 4,000rpm and 330Nm (243lb-ft) of torque at a calm 2,000rpm, power being delivered through a standard six-speed manual gearbox. Accelerating from standstill, 100km/his reached in 10.2 seconds while top speed is 197km/h. Yet the X3 2.0d delivers a frugal 7.2 liter per 100km (39.2mpg) on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 191g/km.

Standard and Optional Equipment
All BMW X3 2.0d models are equipped with 17" alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, CD player, roof rails, an alarm and Brake Force Display, BMW's new two-stage brake lights. SE models additionally feature a front centre armrest, front fog lamps, multifunction steering wheel with cruise control, on-board computer and Park Distance Control. All X3 models come with a range of options to accompany the active lifestyles of its owners.
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Options include either Business or Professional navigation system, the Professional system featuring map guidance within a dedicated 16:9 pop-up colour monitor. Complementing the X3's capacious interior and cavernous 480-litre boot is a storage rail system that provides a method of safely transporting two bicycles upright in the boot. Also available is a Panorama Roof, offering a large 0.65 metre square sunroof that benefits both front and rear passengers, with a speed-dependant wind deflector to minimise interior buffeting.

Adaptive Headlights can also be specified, making night driving safer and easier. These respond to steering inputs and swivel by up to 15 degrees, illuminating up to 90 per cent more of the road ahead as well as any previously unseen, potential hazards.

Further models announced
From autumn 2005, a six-cylinder 3.0 diesel derivative will also be available in SE or Sport form, details of which will be announced closer to its introduction.


Specifications for BMW x3 series e83

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW X3 2.0d A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 205km/h
0-100km/h: 9.2s
City: 8.3 l/100km
Hway: 5.8 l/100km
Avg: 6.7 l/100km
Code: N47 D20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
130kW / 177HP at 4000rpm
350Nm at 1750rpm
BMW X3 2.0d M
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2004
-
2006
Topspd: 205km/h
0-100km/h: 10.2s
80-120km/h*: 8.3s
City: 9.6 l/100km
Hway: 5.9 l/100km
Avg: 7.2 l/100km
Code: M47 D20 O2
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
110kW / 150HP at 4000rpm
330Nm at 2000rpm
BMW X3 2.0d M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 198km/h
0-100km/h: 10.2s
80-120km/h*: 8.3s
City: 9.6 l/100km
Hway: 5.9 l/100km
Avg: 7.2 l/100km
Code: M47 D20 O2
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
110kW / 150HP at 4000rpm
330Nm at 2000rpm
BMW X3 2.0d M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 206km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
80-120km/h*: 7.6s
City: 8.2 l/100km
Hway: 5.5 l/100km
Avg: 6.5 l/100km
Code: N47 D20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
diesel
130kW / 177HP at 4000rpm
350Nm at 1750rpm
BMW X3 2.0i
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2005
-
2006
Topspd: 198km/h
0-100km/h: 11.5s
80-120km/h*: 10.9s
City: 13.1 l/100km
Hway: 7.1 l/100km
Avg: 9.3 l/100km
Code: N46 B20
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
petrol
105kW / 143HP at 6000rpm
200Nm at 3750rpm
BMW X3 2.0i M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 198km/h
0-100km/h: 11.5s
80-120km/h*: 10.9s
City: 13.1 l/100km
Hway: 7.1 l/100km
Avg: 9.3 l/100km
Code: N46 B20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
petrol
110kW / 150HP at 6200rpm
200Nm at 3750rpm
BMW X3 2.0i M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 198km/h
0-100km/h: 11.5s
80-120km/h*: 10.9s
City: 12.6 l/100km
Hway: 6.9 l/100km
Avg: 9 l/100km
Code: N46 B20 O0
1995cc - 4cyl / 16v
petrol
110kW / 150HP at 6200rpm
200Nm at 3750rpm
BMW X3 2.5i
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2003
-
2006
Topspd: 208km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
80-120km/h*: 8.6s
City: 15.6 l/100km
Hway: 8.7 l/100km
Avg: 11.2 l/100km
Code: M54 B25
2494cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
141kW / 192HP at 6000rpm
245Nm at 3500rpm
BMW X3 2.5si A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
City: 12.5 l/100km
Hway: 7.8 l/100km
Avg: 10.1 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 O1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6500rpm
250Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 2.5si A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 8.9s
City: 13.1 l/100km
Hway: 7.4 l/100km
Avg: 9.5 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 O1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6500rpm
250Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 2.5si M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 221km/h
0-100km/h: 8.5s
80-120km/h*: 8.5s
City: 13.7 l/100km
Hway: 7.7 l/100km
Avg: 9.9 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 O1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6500rpm
250Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 2.5si M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 221km/h
0-100km/h: 8.5s
80-120km/h*: 8.5s
City: 12.8 l/100km
Hway: 7.3 l/100km
Avg: 9.3 l/100km
Code: N52 B25 O1
2497cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
160kW / 218HP at 6500rpm
250Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 3.0d
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2003
-
2005
Topspd: 210km/h
0-100km/h: 7.9s
80-120km/h*: 6.7s
City: 11.1 l/100km
Hway: 6.9 l/100km
Avg: 8.4 l/100km
Code: M57TU D30
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
150kW / 204HP at 4000rpm
410Nm at 1500rpm
BMW X3 3.0d A
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 7.7s
City: 11.2 l/100km
Hway: 7.1 l/100km
Avg: 8.6 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW X3 3.0d A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 7.7s
City: 9.9 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 7.7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW X3 3.0d M
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2005
-
2007
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4s
80-120km/h*: 5.7s
City: 10.3 l/100km
Hway: 6.5 l/100km
Avg: 7.9 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW X3 3.0d M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 220km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4s
80-120km/h*: 5.7s
City: 9.7 l/100km
Hway: 6 l/100km
Avg: 7.4 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 1750rpm
BMW X3 3.0i
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2003
-
2006
Topspd: 210km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
80-120km/h*: 7.7s
City: 16 l/100km
Hway: 8.7 l/100km
Avg: 11.4 l/100km
Code: M54 B30
2979cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
170kW / 231HP at 5900rpm
300Nm at 3500rpm
BMW X3 3.0sd A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 240km/h
0-100km/h: 6.6s
City: 11.3 l/100km
Hway: 7.2 l/100km
Avg: 8.7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 T2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
210kW / 286HP at 4400rpm
580Nm at 1750-2250rpm
BMW X3 3.0sd A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 240km/h
0-100km/h: 6.4s
City: 9.7 l/100km
Hway: 6.7 l/100km
Avg: 7.8 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 T2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
210kW / 286HP at 4400rpm
580Nm at 1750-2250rpm
BMW X3 3.0si A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 228km/h
0-100km/h: 7.5s
City: 14.3 l/100km
Hway: 8 l/100km
Avg: 10.3 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O1
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6650rpm
315Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 3.0si A LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 228km/h
0-100km/h: 7.5s
City: 13.3 l/100km
Hway: 7.6 l/100km
Avg: 9.7 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O1
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6650rpm
315Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 3.0si M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 7.2s
80-120km/h*: 7.3s
City: 14.2 l/100km
Hway: 7.7 l/100km
Avg: 10.1 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O1
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6650rpm
315Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X3 3.0si M LCI
X3 Series (E83)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 232km/h
0-100km/h: 7.2s
80-120km/h*: 7.3s
City: 13.4 l/100km
Hway: 7.3 l/100km
Avg: 9.5 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O1
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6650rpm
315Nm at 2750rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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