2011 BMW X3, Second Generation X3 Arriving At Year End
The new second generation BMW X3 will have a 240 horsepower engine in the X3 28i and a 300 horsepower powerplant in the X3 35i which has a 0 - 60mph time of 5.5 seconds. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed transmission. The new X3 will have more suspension technology and more options that will be standard, like bluetooth, iPod connectivity, privacy glass, alarm system, etc. The new X3 grew in length 3.5 - 4 inches because the new X5 grew 8 inches to accommodate the 3rd row seat making the new X3 equal in length the older generation X5. The new X3 will be produced in an expansion of the BMW Spartanburg, South Carolina plant and is expected to arrive in U.S. BMW showrooms by the end of the year.