Bmw announced today that the all-new 2011 X3 Sports Activity will carry a price tag of $37,625. Yes, we are talking about a base price here and for the X3 xDrive28i version, powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 delivering 240 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.
The X3 xDrive28i sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. The more powerful X3 xDrive35i powered by the turbocharged 3.0-liter engine delivering 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque will have an MSRP of $41,925.
This model can hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Both prices include $875 Destination & Handling fee. Both models come with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission as well as with the intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive system.
For those who don’t know, the first-generation Bmw X3 was introduced back in 2004, but as we said it earlier today, the Bavarian crossover lost the race in front of the Audi Q5.
The second-generation X3 promises to change this as it is faster, more fuel efficient and refined. Some of the new technologies introduced by the 2011 X3 are ConnectedDrive, rearview camera with Top View, as well as the integration for the latest Blackberry smartphone devices.
Furthermore, Bmw says that the Dynamic Handling package includes two firsts in a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle: Driving Dynamics Control as well as the new Performance Control which works with Dynamic Stability Control to combine individual wheel braking with light throttle. And what is really interesting, is that the new model is actually cheaper than the old version, which started at $39,725.