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New BMWX3 boasts greater sporting appeal

DUBAI, June 19, 2024

BMW has launched the new X3, which boasts greater sporting appeal, visual impact, and versatility than ever.
 
The new BMW X3 is an all-rounder for everyday use, leisure activities, and trips away in the brand’s core segment, it said.
 
A new design language gives the fourth generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for the premium midsize segment much enhanced exterior presence and an aura of dynamic grace.
 
High-quality materials, a far more generous standard specification, advanced digitalisation and the new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect based on BMW Operating System 9 set the tone for the premium ambience inside the progressively designed cabin. 
 
Driving pleasure, safety and long-distance comfort in the new BMW X3 also all benefit from the exception-ally precise tuning of the overall vehicle setup and a wide selection of semi-automated driving and parking systems.
 
The new edition’s aura of modernity and enhanced product substance provide the ideal basis for adding another chapter to the BMW X3 success story – one that first began 20 years ago. Since first establishing the SAV segment in the premium midsize class, it has been instrumental in the steady growth in popularity of the BMW X models and, indeed, became the brand’s best-selling model in 2023. 
 
New design language shines
A new design language for the exterior helps to give the new BMW X3 an almost monolithic overall ap-pearance with distinctive BMW X model proportions. It is longer, the width has increased, and together with the drop in vehicle height and wider tracks, it produces a very powerful and sporty look.
 
The large BMW kidney grille on the upright front end of the new BMW X3 gives off an air of assured pres-ence. The optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting forms a continuous line around each element of the grille. The daytime driving lights, side lights, and turn signal indicators in the LED headlights are now all pro-duced by L-shaped, overlapping light sources. Adaptive LED Headlights with non-dazzling matrix high beam, urban light, and cornering light functions, plus blue design detailing are optionally available, as are M Shadowline lights.
 
Bold side skirts and a roofline extending deep into the rear end are the distinguishing features of the new model’s sporty silhouette. The prominently flared wheel arches create the impression of considerable width at the rear. The flush-mounted rear window is bordered by a long roof spoiler and the adjoining side air deflectors. All model variants aside from the BMW X3 M50 xDrive come with exhaust tailpipes integrat-ed out of sight in the rear apron. The fresh interpretation of the characteristic T-shaped graphic and a sat-inated horizontal bar with integral turn signal indicators help to give the rear lights a very modern appear-ance.
 
There is a choice of one solid and eight metallic shades for the exterior paintwork of the new BMW X3, including the new Dune Grey metallic finish. 
 
The cabin of the new BMW X3 blends robust SAV functionality with ample spaciousness and a premium ambience full of individual style. The BMW Curved Display, BMW Interaction Bar, steering wheels with a flat-bottomed rim, and the new-look gear selector lever are the defining elements of the cockpit’s mod-ern take on hallmark BMW driver-focused design. Other model-specific highlights include light elements in a contrasting colour in the centre console and door trims. This new design feature is located towards the front of the driver’s and front passenger doors, where it forms a border around function buttons, ventila-tion controllers, air vents, and the robust door openers typically found on BMW X models.
 
The new BMW X3 is fitted as standard with newly designed electrically adjustable and heated sport seats upholstered in Econeer, with surfaces and cushioning made from secondary material. Veganza and BMW Individual Merino leather upholsteries are both available as an option. Making its debut for a BMW model is the optional Luxury instrument panel made from recycled polyester with a high-class knitted texture.
 
BMW X3 M50 xDrive 
The range-topping model, the new BMW X3 M50 xDrive, features the most powerful six-cylinder in-line petrol engine yet fitted in an M Performance model. The 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo unit links up with 48V mild hybrid technology. Its maximum output of 398 hp is channelled to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The BMW X3 M50 xDrive powers to 100 km/h from rest in 4.6 seconds. – TradeArabia News Service
 



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