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15 Mar 11 13:12
The All New BMW X3 is Coming!
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BMW Thailand will roll out the all-new BMW X3 SAV, the recently awarded "Off-Roader of the Year 2011" at the 32nd Bangkok International Motor Show during 25 March-5 April 2011, Challenger, Impact Muang Thong Thani.

Mr. Ralf Bissinger, Director - Sales & Marketing, BMW Thailand, said: “We are continuing the all-new BMW X3 SAV – the second generation, following the overwhelming success of the first generation BMW X3 in the Thai market.
The local-production BMW X3 from the Plant Rayong of BMW Manufacturing Thailand is expected to kick-off in the middle of this year. The all-new BMW X3 SAV grows in size, +83 mm in length and +28 mm in width, making it much roomier than its predecessor. In addition, the newly developed suspension of the all-new BMW X3 SAV with optimized xDrive intelligent 4-wheel drive system, significantly enhances the comfort to accommodate customer needs, particularly relevant for the executive and family target groups.

In addition to the spacious passenger cabin, the all-new BMW X3 SAV offers premium ride comfort, while maintains supreme agility, sporty driving experience, thanks to the new suspension and the optional Performance Control (PC), as well as the (EDC) Electronic Damper Control. The elevated seating position and generous feeling of space offer ideal conditions for enjoying the all-new BMW X3 SAV, both in an urban environment and beyond, with agility, spontaneity and versatility of the highest caliber. It will set a new standard for driving pleasure in the premium SAV segment.

Thanks to the superior BMW EfficientDynamics technology, the BMW X3 sDrive20d, with its 4-cylinder 2.0-liter Advanced Diesel power unit, offers the unparalleled balance of performance and fuel economy. It delivers superb power output of 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque flat in the 1,750-2,750 rpm band. It sprints 0-100 km/h within just 8.5 seconds, yet with average fuel economy of 17.9 km/l and average CO2 emission of merely 147 g/km, according to the EU test cycle – one of the best in the SAV/SUV four-wheel drive segment.

The all-new BMW X3 SAV also offers the uniquely pure driving experience, through its chassis set-up: 50:50 front-rear weight distribution and rear wheel drive, the secret recipe of BMW’s sheer driving pleasure. This reflects once again BMW’s leadership its leadership in the product offerings for the premium segment in Thailand.”

BMW X3 SAV Versatile, Sporty and Elegant Design. The all-new BMW X3 is the successor to a top seller and will add a new dimension to the pleasure of driving a SAV Sports Activity Vehicle of this class. More significantly than ever, it establishes benchmarks in driving dynamics, agility and efficiency, whilst at the same time convincing through noticeably increased driving comfort. The design of the all-new BMW X3 SAV combines the typical BMW X character with a dynamically stretched silhouette. The design of the all-new BMW X3 SAV features urban elegance, dynamically flowing lines and the characteristic features of a BMW X model. Its body design conveys urban elegance and versatile agility. The combination of a flat front end and a high rear end produces, when viewed from the side, a dynamically formed wedge shape, indicating the vehicle’s sporting characteristics. The convex and concave surfaces are accentuated by distinctive lines.

The side view of the new BMW X3 is also characterized by a unique interpretation of typical BMW X design features. These include the powerfully flared wheel arches and the short distance between the front axle and the instrument panel. The dynamic appearance of the silhouette is additionally accentuated by three characteristic lines. The rear end is characterized by horizontal lines, underlining the new BMW X3’s robust character. Accurately applied lines and expressively modeled surfaces create attractive light and shadow effects. The taillights have a distinctive T shape that is characteristic of the BMW X3.

Interior: Premium ambience, intelligent functionality.
A generous and variable spatial concept, high-quality materials and a characteristic three-dimensional surface design provide the interior of the new BMW X3 with a modern, premium ambience and intelligent functionality. Brand-typical driver orientation is emphasized by the asymmetrically designed centre console. The raised seating position facilitates convenient entry, whilst optimizing the overview of the traffic situation. The 8.8-inch high-resolution screen of the optional BMW Navigation System Professional featured in the new BMW X3 is the largest on-board monitor in its segment.

The all-new BMW X3 xDrive20d offers better performance and higher efficiency than any of its comparable rivals. It is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Advanced Diesel engine with variable-geometry turbo charging technology, all-aluminum crankcase and Common Rail direct injection, delivering a maximum power output of 184 hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. Transmitting its power via the innovative 8HP 8-speed automatic gearbox, the BMW X3 xDrive20d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. Thanks to the superior BMW EfficientDynamics technology such as the Advanced Diesel technology, the Brake Energy Re-generation, the on-demand oil and water pumps and the advanced aerodynamics, the all-new BMW X3 xDrive20d achieved the best-in-class fuel economy of 17.9 kilometers per liter and CO2 emission of merely 147 grams per kilometer.

The unique chassis set-up of the BMW X3 xDrive20d - 50:50 front-rear weight distribution and rear wheel drive - delivers the unparalleled dynamic and sporty driving experience, a particular highlight in the Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of the brand. The driving behavior of the all-new BMW X3 SAV combining superior agility, precision and supremacy at all times results directly from the high level of suspension technology as well as the particularly sturdy body structure. The all-new BMW X3 sDrive20d featuring an aluminum double-joint tie-bar axle in the front and the multi-link rear axle in the rear, ensuring optimum harmony of sportiness and driving comfort.
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