This is the new BMW X3

72Na seven years the curtain falls for the current BMW X3. It is that in almost every way larger third generation taking over the baton from him!

As with almost any model which is entering a new generation is the case, so does the X3 in virtually all directions. The X3 measuring 4.71 meters in length, and thus it is more than 5 centimeters longer than the outgoing model. Relative to that predecessor, the breadth and height take with one and a half centimeter to, respectively. The wheelbase increases by up to 15 centimeters, which is given the extra legroom and luggage this produces perhaps a more important aspect. The boot measures 550 liters and who throws the flat rear seat, must be 1,600 liters fresh hoot. Remarkable fact: X3 is four centimeters longer than the first-generation X5.

In appearance embroiders the standard 18-inch aluminum wheels parked X3 upon the design of its predecessor, though clearly inspiration gained from the X5. It is self-evident that also in such a way not previously been prominent, the X3 of the BMW-kidney is provided, though the grille flanked by LED headlights. Germans spend three flavors on the market: xLine, M Sport and Luxury Line. The latter is completely new to the X3.

If we are to believe BMW, the X3 should have a sportier character than its predecessor, something that optional things like the M Sport suspension and -remmerij and Dynamic Damper Control course will contribute extra. The engine range BMW put two diesel and three petrol engines. The range starts with the self-igniters 190 hp xDrive20d. Moreover whisk 265 hp xDrive30d temporarily in charge. Petrol level is the 184 hp xDrive20i the slip, a block 252 hp xDrive30i has to tolerate above him. All the engines are coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic.

BMW treats lovers a wealth of power and torque directly on the M40i. This is the first time that the X3 comes on the market in this release. In the front makes 360 hp and 500 Nm 3.0-liter six-cylinder service. Who gives this sports version of his miserably, to be able to sprint in 6.8 count to a speed of 100 km / h. The top speed is - entirely in the German tradition - limited to 250 km / h. At the other end of the spectrum BMW compensates by 2020 with an all-electric version of the X3. On that undoubtedly later.

No new model without the necessary connected- and even organic techniques. Under the umbrella of the BMW Personal CoPilot BMW optionally install a package in the X3 systems consisting of Active Cruise Control and Driving Assistant Plus. Along with Lane Keeping Assist and the end to appear this year, Lane Change Assistant must X3 can behave semi-independently on the highway. At the Frankfurt Motor Show to see the brand new X3 close.