BMW X3 Review
Be a car lover or not, the German giant BMW surely captivates your attention with its purely fascinating innovations. One of these innovations is the BMW X3, which is a compact luxury crossover SUV, which is based on 3 Series platform and is presently running in its second generation. The car is being manufactured by BMW since 2003 and was premièred in September 2003 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. With the introduction of the car the company wishes to find business with a special segment of buyers who fancy a luxury and sporty BMW crossover.
Engine, mileage and variants
The luxury crossover comes in 7 variants for the Philippines markets, which surely extends the preciseness of your choice. Among these the most athletic soul sitting down the hood of the BMW xDrive 35i variant is the 6-cylinder 2979cc TwinPower Turbo engine with TwinScroll turbocharger and Valvetronic technology, amazes you with a power output of 306 hp between 5800 to 6400 rpm and a torque output of 400 Nm between 1200 to 5000 rpm. These technologies along with the xDrive projects the car readily with a speed of 100 km from stand-still in 5.6 seconds and keeps the fuel consumption well in boundaries with a economy of 8.3 l/100km.
The exterior designers have shown their utmost dedication in designing an athletic and trendy exterior for the car. The car displays a dynamic and expressive frontlook which is imparted to it by the detailed bonnet, the powerful and expressive double kidney grille, kidney grille extended distinctive headlights, which comes with xenon or full LED options and the masculine and solid front bumper with wide air inlets. Dynamic traits added to the body are visual in the form of detailed silhouette edges extending towards the rear. The attributes like the bi-colour light-alloy wheels, stylish rear lamps, artistically curved rear look and the underbody aluminium details adds charm to the stylish exterior of the car. The wide and robust look of the car is crafted upon the dimensions reading 4657 mm x 1881 mm x 1678 mm (L x W x H) and the wheel-base of 2810 mm. The off-road capabilities of the car are a function of its large ground clearance of 212 mm.
Interior designing of the car is surely something which the car owner can boast about. The features like the insightfully configured control panel and precisely detailed and illuminated infotainment system with an excellent touch controlled navigation with built-in 8.8-inch LCD colour display and split screen function and the multifunctional leather wrapped steering system the engineers have added a sportiness to the interiors and a pleasurable driving convenience for the driver. The car feeds its occupants an ample amount of comfort with the large, elevated and highly cushioned leather coated seats, well integrated storage compartments, air conditioning system and purely sensational Harman Kardon Surround sound system with 16 speakers. The car also gifts you a large cargo volume of 550 litres and flexible and folding rear seats with 40:20:40 segments.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
The BMW successor willingly takes the responsibility of the safety of its occupants with a fully-functional list of high-end safety features. The Dynamic Damper Control employed in the SUV makes the suspension work a more stiffer and make the SUV feature a stable sporting experience in the Sport and Sport+ mode. With this the Performance Control system and the Sport Steering features further results in precise turning controls and makes steering agile. The warning systems like the camera-based Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Warning systems, City Brake Activation and the Active Cruise Control and Stop&Go function for the Steptronic transmission adds to the driving assistance. The efficient braking system equipped in the SUV consists of front solid discs and rear solid discs assisted with Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake-force Distribution.
Be it style, luxury, looks, performance or efficiency the car wholeheartedly adds all these spices to your feast and expects you to ignore the price issues that makes its competition a little tough with its German competitors.