Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 14, 2011…
This first generation BMW X3 became a bestseller in the BMW line, both in the United States and in Europe. Through its lifecycle, over 600,000 original X3s were sold worldwide, with 150,000 sold in the US. Meanwhile, several other players have entered the now hotly-contested segment.
The second generation BMW X3 introduced last year builds on the success of the original by developing its core competencies and adding new technology. It will re-establish the benchmarks for agility, efficiency and comfort. All BMW X3s are now produced in an expansion of BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Boasting enhanced dynamics, ride comfort, interior space and versatility, the new BMW X3 significantly extends its impact on the segment established by its forerunner. The X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i are both equipped with BMW inline-6 engines and standard eight-speed automatic transmissions. The X3 xDrive28i features BMW’s 3.0-liter, 240hp inline-6 with magnesium aluminum construction and Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, while the X3 xDrive35i is equipped with BMW’s new 3.0-liter, all-aluminum, turbocharged inline-6 with 300hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Brake Energy Regeneration, BMW Assist, iPod/USB adaptor, and an anti-theft alarm system are now standard on all X3 models. Also unique in this segment are the driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive available for the new BMW X3, which include Adaptive Headlights, Head-Up Display and the rear view camera with Top View.
The second generation BMW X3 builds on the success of the original by incorporating new technologies options and packages that further the benchmarks for agility, efficiency and comfort.
Please refer to MY 2011 Press Kit for detailed information by following this link –
2012 model year updates with specific standard, option and package changes.
2012 X3 (as of October Production)
Both Models - X3 xDrive 28i / X3 xDrive35i
- Black high-gloss interior trim standard.
- Floor mats standard.
- Heated rear seats and headlight washers no longer included in Cold Weather Package -Now available as part of package upgrade.
- Cold Weather Package now includes Heated Steering Wheel.
- Optional Premium Sound Package includes Premium Sound System and Sirius Satellite Radio.
- Sports Activity Package now includes Anthracite headliner.
- The new M Sport Package became available in April 2011. Dynamic Handling Package in combination with M Sport Package has been reduced because the M Sport Package includes Performance Control.
BMW Group In America
- Panorama moonroof now standard.
- Convenience Package delete – contents now included in Premium Package.
- Sports Activity Package now includes 19-inch Double-Spoke wheels.
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 138 BMW motorcycle retailers, 103 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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