Over a decade ago, BMW founded the new mid-size Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment with the launch of the X3. Racking up sales of over one million units since its 2003 inception, the third generation of the BMW X3 is poised to continue the legacy of sporty dynamics, premium ambience and robust agility, coupled with low fuel consumption.
With a new sporty design, excellent driving dynamics and spacious interior, the new BMW X3 is instantly recognisable as a member of the BMW X family that includes the popular X6, X5 and X1 models.
“The BMW X3 epitomizes the bold and daring personality that lies deep within us,” said Mr. Yousuf Al Qatami, General Manager of Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive. “Along with its elegantly designed exterior, and its luxuriously functional, generous and technologically advanced interior package, the new BMW X3 creates the perfect balance between its sporty and adventurous appeal and its sophisticated and stylish character that every car enthusiast in this market will easily fall in love with. It therefore does not come as a surprise that our sales figures for the BMW X3 increased by 23% from 2012 to 2013.”
Making almost every adventure seem like child’s play, the new BMW X3 inspires its driver as it accelerates. Its sporting character is revealed by an extremely dynamic driving experience that comes with a simultaneously impressive efficiency powered by xDrive28i four-cylinder engine with 180 kW/245 hp and the xDrive35i top-of-the-range engine with 225 kW/306 hp that goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
As the driver decides where the road goes: the new BMW X3 knows how to assert itself where there is no fixed route. The four-wheel drive BMW xDrive system ensures greater traction and safety on every surface, making every journey an unforgettable experience – no matter how far from the city you venture.
Significantly, its fascinating design emphasises the athletic character of the BMW X3 and captivates anyone who sees it.
Dynamic appearance and exclusive ambience
Major design upgrades include a redesigned kidney grille, modified twin headlights and new front and rear bumper that make the car look more sporty, dynamic and powerful. In addition, four new exterior paint colours and five types of alloy wheel designs are able for more individuality.
High level of quality in the interior
The new BMW X3 leads the way in its segment in terms of both interior spaciousness and rear load capacity (550–1,600 litres). Understated chrome finishes, the centre console with automatic climate control system in high-gloss black-panel look, and wood panelling with pearl-effect chrome highlights contribute further to the high-quality surroundings. The modern, high quality interior design also includes new trims, high-quality materials with an outstanding level of spaciousness and comfortable seating for five people.
xLine and Sport packages offer boundless individualisation
The new BMW X3 has two additional individualisation options: the xLine package features matt aluminium inserts in the bumpers, aluminium satiated side cladding and bars in the air intakes. It also allows customers to choose from additional cloth or leather upholstery in a variety of different colours with contrasting stitching. In addition, there are two exclusive 18 and 19-inch light-alloy U-spoke wheel options.
The superb dynamic qualities of the new BMW X3 can be showcased to even greater effect by specifying the optional Sport package, with the aerodynamic package and BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim maximising the car’s sporty presence on the road. In addition, customers can choose from six exterior paint colours including Carbon Black metallic and exclusive light-alloy wheel options in 18 and 19-inch.
BMW ConnectedDrive: driver assistance and connectivity
The new BMW X3 advances the company’s commitment to link the driver and vehicle with outside world, an area in which BMW is an undisputed leader. Among the outstanding new features from BMW ConnectedDrive on board the BMW X3 are the iDrive Controller with integrated touchpad (for text input using finger movements). The other optional features includes Parking Assistant, the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display, the anti-dazzle function and High Beam Assistant for improved visibility in the dark and Driving Assistant Plus, including Lane Departure Warning that detects vehicles in the driver’s blind spot. Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and surround view (360°) for optimal visibility when manoeuvring in tight spaces.
The new BMW X3 is now available at Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive’s BMW showroom and offer an array of design, technology and performance options that is expected to strengthen BMW’s leading position in the Sports Activity Segment (SAV).