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2011 BMW X3 – Photo Gallery

BMW X3, Featured Posts | July 15th, 2010 by 19
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Today, BMW unveiled the second generation BMW X3. Due at the end of this year, the 2011 BMW X3 brings a new exterior and interior …

Today, BMW unveiled the second generation BMW X3. Due at the end of this year, the 2011 BMW X3 brings a new exterior and interior design, along with technology enhancements.

Here are some of the highlights:

Design: Exterior
The design of the new BMW X3 conveys elegance, agility and ruggedness. Up front, the forward-slanting BMW kidney grille and large headlight assembly combine with a powerful-looking front apron and hood boasting six contour lines sweeping down to meet at the kidney grill, giving the X3 a bold presence. The twin round headlights combined with the round fog lamps form the triangular light pattern that is characteristic of BMW SAV design.

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The upper edge of the headlight assembly sports an accentuating chrome trim, creating the focused design typical of BMW vehicles. BMW’s signature “Corona Rings” are again illuminated to function as the daytime running lights. When equipped with the optional Xenon headlights, the Corona Rings and daytime running lights are illuminated by bright white LEDs.

The profile of the new BMW X3 is also characterized by a unique interpretation of typical BMW X design features. Powerfully flared wheel arches and the short front and rear overhangs emphasize the robust character of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle. The dynamic appearance of the silhouette is accentuated by three characteristic lines. The new BMW X3’s brand-typical upper contour line at door handle level rises steeply at first within the front wheel arch area, then flows gently to the rear. Two additional subtle lines follow this contour line above the wheel arches.

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The rear is characterized by horizontal lines, underlining the new BMW X3’s robust character. Precise lines and expressively modeled surfaces create attractive light and shadow effects. The taillights, which are located far to the outside, have a distinctive T-shape that is characteristic of the BMW X3. LED light bars create a distinctive BMW night-time design signature.

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  • efoza

    tHE 5GT design touches look great

    • FreudeKing

      What 5GT touches? I only see fat addition to the old X3. Absolute disappointment

  • badger

    LOVE the back tail lights.This car is like a bigger, better looking X1 in my eyes.

    • FreudeKing

      I must agree with you on this. The rear is actually good looking.

      I have never thought of comparing this to the X1. But I think this is a much better design than the X1.

  • http://www.thetrucksinusa.com Peter

    It is one of the beautiful SUV’s in the auto market. With its LED light cars looks marvelous in night.

    • FreudeKing

      Sorry, but even the headlights look outdated: This rectangular design is from the 90’s – E36 era. The corona rings are YELLOW!!! What happened to the new bright white LED DRL that’s in fashion at the moment. This type of dim yellow parking rings were used in the generation of 5 Series before the E60 and the E90 from 2005.

  • Ruslan-Kz

    Great back and lateral sides. Shape of the front headlights – simply terrible (Q5 copy and came from 90’s), horizontal plank of the kidney grill must be wider.
    General impression – could create better

    • FreudeKing

      No wow factor.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Shincai

    What will Jeremy Clarkson say about this?
    I’m sure he’ll say a couple of things he dont like….
    Just like he hated the X1, X6, and old X3….

    • Hamilton

      you know blot…

  • anygerman

    what a disappointment…Obviously I haven’t driven it, but based on the interior/exterior images it just looks like a cross between the old X3 and the european X1. The interior is basically just a continuation of the 3 series, and honestly, why the CD player occupying 1/3 the center console real estate?

    Overall, very boring inside and out.

    • FreudeKing

      Absoluetly agree with your comment. The design team should be ashamed of their poor effort.

      Another disappointment is the interior. What’s with all these cheap black plastics? That splash of wood in the middle of the dash on the passenger side is TASTELESS! How long will they take to realise that wood brown and black do not go together? This is one huge disappointment considering the amazing jobs that they have done with the 5, 5GT, 7, Z4 interiors. If you are going to insert wood there, at least put a line of alluminium insert in between to lighten things up.
      The centre dash also seems to be using old technology. One full panel of instruments right down and all in black. This is really poor effort.
      This interior dash design is a step in the wrong direction. Have they not received enough complains about the poor interior quality and feel from their current X3?

  • paul

    rear great…front not so great…interior terrible and the electric steering will take the only thing good about the previous generation: a good drive. Again bmw managed to make the X3 the worst car in their line up.
    Going to my locar dealer tomorrow to trade my x3 for a RR sport

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    • FreudeKing

      ….with the photo of the old X3 next to the drawing board…. This is poor effort for something designed from the ground up!

  • efoza

    Can’t wait the X5 GT.

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