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Premiere: 2011 BMW X3 M-Sport Package

BMW X3 | July 15th, 2010 by 20
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Shortly after the unveiling of the new 2011 BMW X3, the Munich-based automaker releases the first images of the upcoming M-Sport package for the second …

Shortly after the unveiling of the new 2011 BMW X3, the Munich-based automaker releases the first images of the upcoming M-Sport package for the second generation X3.

Somewhat unusual to be announced a year in advance, the M-Sport Package for the 2011 BMW X3 brings the usual exterior enhancements that increase the aggressiveness of the new premium compact SAV.

Here is the full description of the package, as outlined by BMW:

Premiere: 2011 BMW X3 M Sport Package

Dynamic and compelling, the M Sports package drives the sporty nature of the BMW X3 to even greater heights. The rich Carbon Black metallic paint finish and powerful 19-inch M light-weight alloy wheel rims set the tone, while the sports suspension tuning delivers the experience.

Premiere: 2011 BMW X3 M Sport Package

More Driving tools: the M multifunction leather steering wheel and variable sports steering. The M gear selection lever boasts particularly short throws. In the BMW xDrive35i with standard eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic, the M leather steering wheel also features gearshift paddles. The sporty suspension settings give you stiffer dampers and deliver precise feedback.

Premiere: 2011 BMW X3 M Sport Package

Ergonomically shaped sports seats provide side support against strong lateral forces, such as when cornering at speed. The Pearlpoint cloth-leather upholstery offers a beautifully tactile surface; matching the BMW Individual roof liner, it comes in sleek Anthracite.

With the M Sports package, the side skirts, wheel arches and front and rear aprons are in body colour – for example, the Carbon Black metallic paint finish that is exclusive to the M Sports package. Window surrounds and roof rails are in the high-gloss BMW Individual Shadow Line.

Available from the second quarter of 2011 (subject to change).

[Source: BMW via BimmerToday ]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163817321 X5SoB

    This looks somewhat better, but the design is still mediocre. BMWs shouldn’t inspire initial distaste and then “grow on you”, but that seems to be the design direction of late, excepting the Z4, of course.

    • Jag

      this time it grows fast :))

      • FreudeKing

        The sports package is much better than the standard car’s exterior design.

        I somehow wonder why they launched the two together??? Did they know that we would not like the standard one already so they have something to back up to prevent people from thinking badly of the new X3 right from the start???

        I must say the X3 with this sports package must be the car to have if you want a good looking X3.

      • Jeff

        TWSS

  • Lariv

    It’s slightly better, big improvement over the old one, like the standard car but again that’s not saying much, again. The Volvo XC60 R-Design looks so much better than this and the Mercedes-Benz GLK with the AMG body kit also looks sportier. On the plus side that ghastly plastic strip is gone. Hopefully the facelift will make the X3 look a lot better.

    • FreudeKing

      You are already pinning your hopes on the facelift in three years time! lol. BMW, BMW. Why didn’t you make a remarkable car that could have “wowed” us???

      From 0 (poor) ~ 10 (excellent), what do you rate this car in terms of design wow???

      I will give this sports package a 5.

    • Jag

      Actually I can’t see the difference between two Volvos with and without R-Design

  • M5POWER

    The M-Sport version is miles better than the standard one. Though I still think the base design isn’t good enough in my eyes…

    • FreudeKing

      I absolutely agree. But I think it’s better looking than Audi and Merc’s offerings.

  • Sajan

    I look at my 2001 e46 and still think wow at how fresh the design is, I look at this after less than a day of it being released and think It seems like it’s been out for 5 years… it still looks nice and classy but it’s just a safe design, nothing more, nothing less.

    • Tom

      e46 is timeless. best decision i ever made :)

      • FreudeKing

        you mean the facelifted one?

    • wazon8

      Yeap, e46 will look fresh for a long time. I believe that the same will be with e60.

  • Tom

    beautifullllllllll
    those rims! my lord.

  • Bryce

    This sure looks a lot better than the standard model. I think BMW knew the standard model wouldn’t be well received. The headlights and front of it make it look more like an X5 LCI than a new X3.

    • FreudeKing

      I think that’s the reason they launched it together. They are pretty messed up to know that their car will not be well received. SO WHY THE HELL DID THEY CONTINUE WITH THE DESIGN AFTER THE CLAY MODEL? WAS IT TOO DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO STOP WHAT THEY CHOSE AS THE WINNER OF THE DESIGN COMPETITION?

  • jim

    E46 is old and dateed…keep telling yourself it’s timeless… whatever works. It’s an old model that Joe public doesn’t care about.

    Meh…. I don’t care for the X3, anything less than an X5 is not in the cards for me

    • Tom

      uh okay? thanks i guess? prick

  • Sajan

    The e46 WAS the best selling car in it’s class… you keep telling yourself that the public doesn’t care about it

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