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Spy Photos: 2011 BMW X3 getting close to its unveiling

Spy Photos | March 26th, 2010 by 3
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With a couple of months left before its official unveiling, the second generation BMW X3 continues the final evaluation phase testing. The recent test mule …

Spy Photos: 2011 BMW X3 getting close to its unveiling

With a couple of months left before its official unveiling, the second generation BMW X3 continues the final evaluation phase testing. The recent test mule was spotted in Germany and compared to the previous shots, more “skin” is being revealed.

The 2011 BMW X3 runs on the next generation 3 Series platform and measures 15.15 feet in length, two inches longer than the current model featuring more rounded design lines and a sleeker look. The F25 is moving up in size with dimensions closer to the first generation BMW X5.

The “kicked-up” window line that first saw the daylight in the X3 will be again evident and it will be seen as an X3 characteristic, a design element that will be associated with the model.Spy Photos: 2011 BMW X3 getting close to its unveiling

While sitting higher than the X1, the new X3 seems to have inherited some of the features from the new entry-level compact SAV, mostly around the front-fascia.

The kidneys are sitting lower than in the current model and below them, there is another air opening as seen on the X5.

Inside, we expect to see a similar design as in the newly X1, a far more luxurious approach that will fix some of the complaints the X3 owners previously had. Along with high quality materials, the 2011 X3 will offer several options seen in higher end models: Night Vision System, Head-Up Display, Adaptive Headlights or seats with ventilation.

While the first generation X3 was assembled in Austria by Magna Steyr automaker, the new F25 model joins the X-family at their Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.

[Source: Car Magazine ]

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  • X5SoB

    My wife always said that our old X3 looked like a sneaker( it being in white didn’t help), and it looks like they’ve addressed those odd proportions. Let’s hope they haven’t messed up its athletic handling, which I always liked better than our current X5.
    And BTW, what is the meaning of [...]Source[...]?

  • yilmaz

    looks horrible….headlamps so simple…its not resemble other bmw headlamps…lines on the front wheels are diffusiveness.why ..bmw do like stepschild to x3…previously first gen x1 and now the second gen. looks horrible

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