Thread: The new BMW X3.
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      01-08-2010, 05:04 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
The sister publication of Autobild "Allrad" has a new Huckfeldt interpretation of the forthcoming BMW X3 Sport Activity Vehicle.

As of all the publications who have created illustrations of the X3 , This interpretation stands out as the closest to the production car which this time around will be built at BMW's Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.

Taking as many of the characteristics from the E83 and refining them such as the rising glasshouse towards the rear of the car coincides with a sloping coupe like roof at the rear quarter this brings the X3's characteristic rear quarter light a better resolved solution allowing it to be smaller and more shapely. The visual appeareance of the car adds more muscle to the E83 with equally strong haunches and flared wheel arches similar to the E53 X5 and typical of a BMW SAV which adds more robustness and masculinity to the design.
The front end of the car becomes more aggressive with the main lighting units angled with a prominent larger Twin kidney grille as expected of a BMW today.

Unlike the X1 The new X3 will use the latest Single Turbo Six cylinder engine as introduced with the BMW 5er Gran Turismo and the soon to be launched BMW 5er.

The rear receives more BMW like L-Shaped taillamps than todays car . The overall look allows the X3 to become a more dynamic orientated SAV than before. Using a completely new platform and technology that will integrate into the next 3er. BMW will position the X3 as the Sporting enthusaists choice in the growing segment of mid-line compact SAV's.

The X3 will be the exception to the rule. It is no longer going to be the pariah of the segment it created.

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