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BMW unleashes the new X3 (G01) with a matching mountain e-bike

The world never runs out of adventure, which is why BMW Lifestyle has teamed up with “Specialized” to develop the special edition E-mountain bike. Branded as Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie, the exclusively designed mountain bike has been given the new Phytonic Blue paint job to match the official color of the 3rd generation BMW X3 (G01).

To further complement the new SUV, the trail bike is equipped with a water bottle with the tagline “Specialized For BMW”. The price? Let’s just say the regular Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie costs $4,500 (or about 3,900 in euros in Germany). Now for those who want the special edition BMW version of the mountain bike, they can have it for the price of $5,900 (5,200 euros).

What makes it more interesting to have is that the e-bike features a 504Wh battery pack with a dock that lets you recharge its battery off the bike. Similarly, BMW developed a special charging cable that can be hooked to the SUV’s 12V power socket without compromising its own supply.

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2018 BMW X3 (G01) offers new design, more room, and choice between Luxury and M Sport packages

All-new BMW X3 (G01) just made its debut! The updated model has a familiar design, and slightly increased dimensions compared to its successful predecessors.

For more cabin space, the wheelbase has been extended by an additional 2.2 inches (5.5 cm). The length and the width of the new X3 are also slightly longer, thanks to the optimized package.

The S in Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is emphasized by its more dynamic design such as the sharper adaptive LED headlights and a more muscular hood. Here, we also witness BMW's new 3D front grille. The rear fascia, on the other hand, gets a pair of exhaust tips and a nice set of taillights.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW X3 (G01) offers new design, more room, and choice between Luxury and M Sport packages

2018 BMW X3 (G01) M40i will arrive on US shores in October

BMW Blog recently announced on its site that the new X3 will hopefully be unveiled this year in June, and the next-gen automobiles will be rolling out to the public shortly afterwards. The high-performing 2018 BMW X3 (G01) M40i variant will also be available at U.S. dealerships around October this year.

Cruising on the ever dynamic CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, the third-gen of the highly popular X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, X3 codenamed "G01" is made bigger, lighter and more solid compared to the recent model. The interior and trunk space are also upgraded with increased capacity and area and 220 lbs (100 kilograms) lesser curb density compared to the current X3. A redesigned seating system is also offered to assure higher variability paired with increased comfort. Although the interior and exterior design will involve a metamorphic approach, under the hood is where the magic happens.

A wide array of diesel and gasoline choices will be made accessible but it depends on the market, not to mention the M40i and M40d options. The gas-fueled automobile will be sold in the United States around the latter part of the year, particularly around October. But so far, BMW hasn’t released pricing details. The BMW X3 M40i will be powered with a tweaked version of BMW's 3.0 liter turbocharged variant.

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2018 BMW X3 (G01) faces the hard winter

There is no longer any need for stolen shots from spy photographers on the Internet. BMW has released the official teaser photos of the new 2018 BMW X3 (G01). The disguised prototype on the film is none other than BMW’s 3rd generation luxury SUV, which was recorded while being tested in Sweden. If you didn’t know, it’s freezing cold out there.

Temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) are not unusual in the town of Arjeplog, which is only 35 miles away from the Polar Circle. This will enable BMW to test the X3 under extreme conditions --- as it has the most suitable environment to push the X3’s DTC (dynamic traction control) and DSC (dynamic stability control) systems to the limits.

Also according to BMW, Arjeplog’s rural roads and frozen lakes are ideal testing grounds for the crossover’s xDrive All-Wheel Drive module. As a whole, the snow-clad surfaces serve as a perfect venue to thoroughly check how well the suspensions and steering work when driving the new SUV. In short, it is important that the vehicle performs normally given the cold temperatures.

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Sustainable mobility has been the battle-cry of the BMW Group since it launched BMW i three years ago in November 2013. Since then, the BMW Group has been relentless in delivering electrified vehicles on the road, including purely electric-powered cars and plug-in hybrids. In fact, as the German carmaker has disclosed, it has already delivered around 100,000 of these non-conventional vehicles to customers around the globe.

These deliveries are a testament to BMW Group’s role as a pioneer of innovation and technology. Since its establishment, BMW i has been the center of BMW Group’s efforts to offer sustainable vehicles – including purely electric-powered cars and plug-in hybrids -- to global customers. For the past three years, more than 60,000 units of the BMW i3 have been sold to discerning buyers, earning this car the recognition as the most successful EV in the premium compact segment. BMW commenced sales of the BMW i8 in mid-2014.

Since then, BMW Group has sold over 10,000 units of the BMW i8, making this offering the best-selling electrified sports cars. In addition, BMW Group has delivered around 30,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles – now sold under the BMW iPerformance label – so far. Thus, in total, BMW Group has effectively sold around 100,000 electrified offerings worldwide.

Read the entire article BMW celebrates milestone of 100,000 EVs sold, confirms arrival of X3 EV

Back in 2003, BMW created the mid-sized Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment with the launch of the X3. 11 years later, the Bavarian manufacturer introduced the 2015 BMW X3 (F25) Facelift. The first visual impact with the new X3 shows a more powerful figure, redesigned twin circular headlights fitted with LED as an option, a new kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, as well as exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.

The interior now features a centre console with optional climate control system in high-gloss black-panel look and new cupholders with a sliding cover for the centre console. Moreover, the 2015 BMW X3 also introduces the Smart Opener for the automatic tailgate. BMW says that from launch, the X3 is available with a choice of four diesel and three petrol engines.

A world premiere is the new 2.0-liter diesel delivering 190 hp (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, found on the X3 xDrive20d. With these numbers, the 2015 X3 hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds, while fuel consumption drops to 5.0 liters/100 km (56.5 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of just 138 g/km (when using the eight-speed transmission).

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Hamann is well-known for its tuning kits developed for cars such as the Bmw X6 or the X5, but it appears that the German tuner now focused its attention to smaller models. As a result, it revealed today its customization programme for the Bmw X3 (F25). The first visual impact with the car, shows the impressive 22-inch Anniversary EVO wheels, but for those who want 21-inch wheels are also available.

Both versions are wrapped in high-performance Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R tyres in 265/30 ZR 21 size. These tyres can break the 300 km/h (186 mph) barrier. As expected, Hamann also offers some ECU upgrades for the petrol engines (X3 xDrive 20i, 28i and 35i).

For example, the 3.0-liter petrol engine found on the X3 xDrive 35i now produces an impressive 348 hp (266 kW) instead of the standard 306 hp (225 kW), and the maximum torque jumps from 400 to 449 Nm.

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If the Audi SQ5 TDI is not the kind of the car you would like, then we have an alternative: ladies and gentlemen, this is the Alpina XD3 BiTurbo based on the Bmw X3. As expected, the new 2013 Alpina XD3 BiTurbo is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine delivering 350 hp and 700 Nm of torque, which translates into a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds.

For those who don’t know, the Audi SQ5 is powered by a 3.0-liter TDI engine with 313 hp and 650 Nm of torque and hits 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph), while the Alpina XD3 Biturbo offers a top speed of 253 km/h.

Not much, but you will slowly take the Audi SQ5. Using an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, the Alpina XD3 Biturbo needs only 6.8 liters of fuel per 100 km and emits only 180g/km CO2. Regarding the design, the Alpina XD3 Biturbo comes with the well-known front lip spoiler with Alpina lettering, but also with double-ended tailpipes integrated into an Alpina rear valance.

Read the entire article Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Alpina XD3 BiTurbo is a rival for the Audi SQ5 TDI

BMW now offers the new X3 sDrive18d, the first rear-wheel-drive model in the range, making X3 ownership highly accessible. The new model is equipped with a 143hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine, and comes with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It offers a smooth performance with excellent CO2 emissions and unsurpassed fuel economy.

The new BMW X3 sDrive18d comes with a wide-ranging set of EfficientDynamics technologies. It has a CO2 emissions rating of only 135g/km and offers a combined fuel consumption of 55.4mpg, which means that it’s the most frugal X3 model as well as being the cleanest. These figures enable the sDrive18d to be positioned at VED Band E, with a Benefit in Kind (BIK) taxation rate of just 21%.

The outstanding fuel economy doesn’t affect performance with the 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 143hp, with a peak torque of 360Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.

Read the entire article Bmw introduces entry-level X3 sDrive18d

The BMW X3 xDrive28i is where the new TwinPower Turbo 4–cylinder engine makes its first appearance. This comes after the launch of the N20 engine launched in the Z4, 528i. This new-generation turbocharged engine was built using the dynamic overall theme of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles. To achieve an outstanding performance, the engine provides a lot of power, responsive acceleration, torque and low weight.

Driving pleasure is attained with this new 4-cylinder engine as it offers a significant boost in power. It also offers lower fuel consumption (preliminary) than its predecessor.

The most advanced 2.0-liter engine signifies a comeback to BMW's origins. The creation of these lightweight, high-performance 4-cylinder engines is similar to the debut of the BMW 3 Series Sports Sedan in 1975. The new BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder's displacement of 1,997 cc offers a maximum power of 240 hp / (180 kW) at 5,000 rpm.

Read the entire article BMW officially introduces the X3 xDrive28i with the new 4-cylinder gasoline engine

BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology will be offered in all the engines of the BMW X3 model variants starting in the spring of 2012. The latest engine added to the drive train portfolio is the 2-litre, four-cylinder 180 kW/245 hp petrol engine, which makes the BMW X3 xDrive28i more powerful and efficient.

The technology package used in this engine includes a supercharging system that operates according to the Twin Scroll principle, High Precision Injection with direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and double VANOS variable camshaft control.

This combination ensures spontaneous throttle response and sporty power delivery that continues into the high load range as well as a favorable fuel economy even for a petrol engine of this performance class.

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General Motors Co. is considering a small sport-utility automobile to rival the X3 of BMW, Cadillac's vice president of sales Kurt McNeil disclosed during the Detroit Auto Show. GM is attempting to increase sales for Cadillac with smaller vehicle models compared to those of BMW, which outperformed Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus in the U.S. luxury sales race in 2011.

GM is already targeting BMW with a small vehicle. Last Sunday, GM introduced the Cadillac ATS sedan to rival BMW's 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. A small premium SUV could build on Cadillac's gains from the larger SRX SUV, which boosted U.S. sales 11 percent in 2011.

BMW's refurbished X3 aided the automaker to displace Lexus, which had held the top position among U.S. luxury automobile brands for 11 years. GM has not decided yet on a small Cadillac SUV, McNeil stated, adding that the fact that the Cadillac is becoming "more of a global brand" will have weight in the decision. The sale of the new ATS sedan of Cadillac is set to begin in the third quarter.

Read the entire article Cadillac VP divulges plan to create small SUV to rival BMW’s X3

BMW posted a 44 percent increase in third-quarter earnings, thanks to the improved demand for the 5-series sedan and the X3 sport-utility vehicle. Its earnings before interest and taxes increased from 1.19 billion euros last year to 1.72 billion euros or $2.35 billion, the company disclosed on Thursday. Profit exceeds the 1.58 billion-euro average estimate of 18 analysts that Bloomberg has surveyed.

Revenue rose 3.8 percent to 16.5 billion euros. For high-end automakers, growth has been sluggish from the record pace in the first half while the debt crisis in Europe unsettles consumers.

The parent of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, recorded its first decline in earnings since the third quarter of 2009, as the company was adversely affected by expenses for new models. BMW has not changed its current estimate for sales and profit in 2011, which was said to be "significantly higher" than last year's.

Read the entire article Demand for the 5-Series and X3 boost Bmw sales again

The BMW brand posted an increase in U.S. luxury automotive sales during the month of September, with deliveries climbing 19 percent on continued high demand for the X3 SUV, which arrived in U.S. showrooms in January. This puts BMW AG on the lead in the U.S. luxury automotive sales race. Specifically, sales of the revamped X3 increased to 1,853 in last month from 146 units in the same month last year.

This increase contributed to the SUV's almost four-fold rise to 19,167 so far this year. Industry analyst Jesse Toprak at TrueCar.com, a website that tracks auto sales, commented that the model was "well received," and that it was one of the "better executed redesigns" seen in the luxury segment in a long while.

BMW enhanced the handling and interior of the X3. It has done well by offering monthly lease deals for as low as $459 in September, Toprak said. Moreover, BMW brand deliveries increased to 21,750 in September as the U.S. sales of Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz rose 9 percent to 21,649. Meanwhile, Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus experienced a drop of 12 percent in sales to 14,995 last month.

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It took the new BMX X3 just a few months to become a success at the vehicle markets around the world. BMW is attributing its achievements to its segment-leading dynamic flexibility and handling. Moreover, its commendable position on the safety aspect has now been substantiated by the leading crash test program in Europe.

Specifically, the model has obtained the five-star rating -- the highest grade -- in the latest crash test by Euro NCAP.

Thanks to the comprehensive array of standard safety features as well as effective occupant protection in different collision types, this second-generation sports activity vehicle earned its high marks during the test for new vehicles. With the high Euro NCAP crash test rating, the safety concept made for the BMW X models is undeniably of high caliber.

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In autumn 2011, BMW’s X3 range will expand with the entry of the BMW X3 xDrive20i and the BMW X3 xDrive35d. This new lineup will include three petrol engines and three diesel units, with outputs that range from 184 hp to 313 hp.

The BMW X3 Drive20i is offered on the two new units as the new entry-level model among the petrol variants. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, which is lightweight, reaches its peak output of 184 hp at 4,800 rpm.

In addition, a maximum torque of 270 Newton metres is available at 1,250 rpm. The new BMW X3 xDrive20i has been fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox as standard but customers could opt for an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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It’s rumored that BMW is working on an M-powered X3 crossover with around 450hp that may arrive in 2012. Fans are justifiably excited to see the X3 M getting a body kit with an aggressive chin spoiler and enormous off-road wheels. But for those who can’t wait or only want the wheels and deep chin spoiler but not the added power, AC Schnitzer has something for you.

The tuner got hold of the X3 and made some custom changes to the Bavarian exterior of the compact crossover.

The X3 was given an aerodynamic kit that included a stunning front spoiler, the rear roof spoiler and a protective film for the rear skirt. The X3 could be fitted with either Type VIII forged racing rims in 22-inch or Type VII racing rims in BiColor or silver in 22-inch.

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Due to the high demand for the redesigned version of the X3, BMW won’t offer its compact X1 crossover in the U.S. until the end of 2012. Jim O'Donnell, CEO of BMW of North America, said that the X1’s supplies in the U.S. are tight since its sales are high overseas. In November 2009, the X1 was launched in Europe.

BMW wanted to offer the X1 in the U.S. in early 2011 but it decided to delay it until the end of the year. The launch has been postponed further by BMW’s European and U.S. management.

O'Donnell said that the X1 will “always” be a niche vehicle in the U.S. with expected sales of less than 5,000 units annually. The redesigned X3 crossover started sales in January. In the first quarter, 5,710 units were sold – a significant increase from 1,355 a year ago.

Read the entire article Bmw delays X1 debut in US by the end of 2012, due to demand for new X3

The Q3 compact SUV from Audi, Volkswagen AG's luxury brand, will compete against the X1 of BMW AG as the two luxury carmakers hope to take advantage of the increasing demand for SUVs in urban areas. Audi is aiming to outperform BMW as the leading company in the luxury cars segment, which BMW created when it introduced the X1’s in 2009.

In 2010, BMW recorded sales of almost 100,000 X1s, accounting for 8.2 percent of the company’s overall sales. On the other hand, Audi is planning an annual production of 100,000 units for the Q3, according to Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler during the Shanghai motor show.

The Q3 will go on sale in June with a starting price of 29,900 euros, making the vehicle model around 7,000 euros cheaper than the mid-sized Q5 models. In addition, the Q3 is also 24 centimeters (9.5 inches) shorter than the Q5. The Q3 will appeal to the emerging urban centers market, especially to the female drivers, Audi's development chief Michael Dick disclosed in an interview at the motor show.

Read the entire article 2012 Audi Q3 vs. Bmw X1: let the games begin!

A few weeks ago, the second generation BMW X3 made its official market debut but already, it has been named the “Off-Roader of the Year” by the readers of the German Off Road magazine. Its predecessor had actually received the same award in 2006 and in 2007.

The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe was runner-up in the Crossover category while the new BMW X5 ranked third among the Luxury Off-Roaders. What these rewards prove is how much German customers like the BMW X models. In 1999, the first-generation of first generation X5 was launched. It was with this vehicle that the company entered the Sports Activity Vehicle segment.

The launch of both the first BMW X3 and the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system came shortly afterwards. This system offered electronically controlled drive distribution, which made for improved traction and stability on slippery surfaces as well as offered superior dynamics on the road, creating a unique rendition of hallmark BMW driving performance.

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