2012 BMW X3

xDrive28i AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6

xDrive28i AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6

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2012 BMW X3
2012 BMW X3
The previous X3 suffered from two major flaws: a cut-rate interior and a punishing ride. Both have been addressed with this latest X3. The new, high-quality interior looks and feels much like that in any other BMW. Of course, iDrive -- BMW's multifunction controller -- is present. As for ride quality, it has improved and can be fine-tuned to the driver's preference with the optional Driving Dynamics Control selector and Electronic Damping Control. The Driving Dynamics Control system also varies steering effort, accelerator responsiveness, transmission shift mapping, and stability control programming. We've found that calling up either of the sport modes makes for hyperaggressive throttle response and frenetic shifts from the eight-speed automatic; the normal mode is just fine. There's certainly no need to artificially amp up the energy level of the X3's powertrain. The turbo engine is potent enough to launch the X3 to 60 mph in only 5.5 seconds; even the base 240-hp six can reach 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Both versions are more economical than the old X3. Strangely, the more powerful, turbocharged model actually gets slightly better EPA highway ratings than the standard X3; both get the same mileage in town. Although you wouldn't choose the 28i to save gasoline, you might do it to save money, as it's some $4000 less expensive than the 35i. Either model can quickly get pricey when loaded with items from BMW's mile-long list of options. In fact, it's not hard to push the X3 into X5 territory.
2012 BMW X1 Front Three Quarter
U.S. pricing has been announced for the BMW X1 compact crossover, which finally recieves its official U.S. unveiling at the New York auto show this week. The smallest of BMW’s Sport Activity Vehicles (SAVs) will start at $31,545 including destination, and be available in three different models with two engine choices when it goes on sale in fall 2012. Of the three models destined for the U.S., two will be powered by BMW’s N20 turbocharged 240-hp, 260-lb-ft 2.0-liter I-4, including the rear-drive sDrive28i and all-wheel-drive xDrive28i. The X1 sDrive28i will start at $31,545, while the xDrive28i will start at $33,245. Both models get BMW’s Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration functions, which increase efficiency of the four-cylinder engine. A third model, the U.S.-exclusive X1 xDrive35i, will get BMW’s tried-and-true turbocharged 300-hp, 300-lb-ft 3.0-liter I-6, and will be priced starting at $39,345. The X1, which is built at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany, will receive slight changes when it arrives in the U.S. for model year 2013. The headlights are redesigned, and feature the classic LED halo rings around the optional HID projector lamps, along with strips of LED accent lights within the housing.  The interior was also retouched with newly designed surfaces, like electroplated trim surrounding the gear selector and center console cupholders, and a high-gloss black finish applied to the air vent trim. The X1 makes its U.S. debut this week at the New York auto show. For more 2012 New York auto show coverage, check out all the debuts right here. Source: BMW
2012 BMW X1 1
Having been delayed for more than a year now, the BMW X1 may finally be ready for its U.S. debut. CNET reports that BMW‘s smallest SUV will be unveiled next month at the New York Auto Show, and hit dealer showrooms by late 2012 as a 2013 model.
2012 BMW X3 Front Three Quarter1
Having recently re-confirmed that the 2013 BMW X3 will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine in the U.S., BMW officially announced pricing for the new car. The 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i will start from $37,995 (including destination), while the six-cylinder X3 xDrive35i costs $43,595.
2012 BMW X3 Front Three Quarter
The great Bavarian trend of downsizing and turbocharging engines continues: BMW has announced that it will put its turbocharged, four-cylinder engine under the hood of the X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, and then turn to spicing up the X5 with an M Sport appearance package.
BMW X3 Roadtrip Delivery BMW Performance Center 2
During a ceremony commemorating the 2 millionth vehicle produced at its Spartanburg, S.C. plant, BMW announced that it will be making a major investment in its sole American plant, totaling almost $900 million, and adding 300 new jobs as it prepares for production of the upcoming X4 crossover.

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2012 BMW X3 Specifications

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3.0L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
240 hp @ 6600rpm
221 ft lb of torque @ 2750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
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