BMW X3

BMW Introduces X7 SUV, Expands U.S. Production in Spartanburg

BMW Introduces X7 SUV, Expands U.S. Production in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — BMW unveiled plans today to significantly expand its factory in the United States and announced plans for a new larger SUV, the X7.
At a press conference held at the factory, Norbert Reithofer, the chairman of the automaker’s board of management, said that BMW will invest $1 …

BMW Debuts Diesel X3 in Chicago

BMW Debuts Diesel X3 in Chicago

CHICAGO—BMW introduced the redesigned 2015 BMW X3, adding a diesel-powered version of its Sports Activity Vehicle as well as a rear-wheel drive version of the vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.
BMW also unveiled its 7 Series diesel at the show.
The X3 xDrive28d is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged …

BMW Unveils Rear-Wheel Drive X3 sDrive18d

BMW Unveils Rear-Wheel Drive X3 sDrive18d

BMW announced a new addition to the X3 Sport Activity Vehicle lineup, the BMW X3 sDrive18d.  The new model is BMWs first rear-wheel drive X3 and makes extensive use of the brand’s EfficientDynamics suite of fuel saving technologies to deliver 46 miles per gallon (5.11 l/100 km) in the mixed …

2012 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro S tronic – First Drive and Review

2012 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro S tronic – First Drive and Review

Introduced in 2008 for the 2009 model year, the Audi Q5 is a compact crossover SUV, a segment created by BMW in 2004 with the introduction of the X3 Sports Activity Vehicle.  Mercedes-Benz added an entrant a few months ahead of Audi with the GLK.
The Q5 TDI is one of …

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

It’s common knowledge that the market share for diesel is in the low single digits in the U.S.  Currently, only four manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen currently offer diesel-powered automobiles although there will be several automakers joining the diesel fold, including Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, in the coming 18 …

BMW Announces the BMW X3 xDrive35d

BMW Announces the BMW X3 xDrive35d

Starting in autumn 2011, the BMW X3 model range will be expanded with two new engines, one petrol and one diesel. European customers will then have a choice between three petrol and three diesel engines.
The new BMW X3 xDrive20i will become the entry model of the X3 lineup and features …

2011 BMW X3 Review and Road Test – The Road to Berchtesgaden

2011 BMW X3 Review and Road Test – The Road to Berchtesgaden

The streets around Munich were heavily covered with snow as I picked up our second-generation BMW X3 xDrive20d but I wasn’t worried. It was the perfect weather for the X3 to demonstrate its abilities.
The X3 came in an elegant space grey with beige interior leather.  The look is softer; sharp …

BMW X3 Ends Production in Graz, Austria

BMW X3 Ends Production in Graz, Austria

Two diesels are the last two X3s off the production line
The last two current generation BMW X3 SAVs, an X3 xDrive 20d and an X3 xDrive35d, rolled off the assembly line yesterday at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria.  Magna Steyr was BMW’s production partner for the X3 since …