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:
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.
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.
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 ]