Hamann upgrades the 2013 Bmw X3 (F25)

Article by Christian A., on September 2, 2013

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.

Still, diesel engines are not forgotten and Hamann offers upgrade for the X3 xDrive 18D, 20D, 30D and 35d.

The 3.0-liter diesel engine found on the X3 xDrive 35d now delivers 355 hp (260 kW) and a maximum torque of 695 instead of 313 hp (230 kW) and 630 newton metres. A lowering kit is available too and the Bmw X3 is now 35 mm closer to the ground.

On the sides of the new X3, one can see the upper curve line, as what can be expected from BMW. This line begins at the same level as the door handle before going steeply up to the region of the front wheel arch before gently flowing to the rear section. Following this contour line are two extra subtle lines just on top of the wheel arches.

The profile of the new X3 is also defined by how unique the usual design features of the X models are interpreted. Its flared wheel arches are strong and when combined with the overhangs in the rear, they give BMW’s Sports Activity Vehicle that robust character. The silhouette has that dynamic look that is highlighted by the three characteristic lines previously mentioned.

Meanwhile characterizing the rear section are the horizontal lines which also help to highlight the robust quality. The modeled surfaces are truly expressive and with the precise lines, they result in an excellent interplay of shadow and light. Positioned far on the outside, the taillights have that unique T-shape, a quality expected from the X3. The light bars make use of LED and allow this model to have that distinct design signature at night.

Compared to the previous version of the X3, the new model is longer by 3.36 inches (83 mm) and wider by 1.1 inches (28 mm). While the new X3 is taller by 0.5 inch (12 mm), it also offers the same measure in terms of ground clearance. Wheelbase is longer as well by 0.6 inch (15 mm), measuring 110.6 inches (2,810 mm).

Topics: bmw, bmw x3, hamann

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