Spy Shots: 2010 BMW X3

Spy Photos | February 6th, 2009 by 4
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The next generation BMW X3, due to be unveiled in 2010, has been spotted again during winter testing. Sporting the same funky camouflage as in our previous photos, the test mule was seen in Germany again.

Despite the camouflage work, you can still see the new BMW X3 as growing in size with a roof line slightly lower than the current model. As we mentioned before, the X3 will follow the X5’s steps by getting more round corners and a sportier look. A more dynamic performance oriented activity vehicle is BMW’s goal for this second generation X3.

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With new competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLK and Audi Q5, BMW is looking to revitalize the current X3 by designing a more dynamic performance oriented activity vehicle with a sleeker design and more appealing to the bimmer fans.

By moving up in size, the new X3 will leave an empty spot to be filled by the new BMW X1 Concept. The new X3 will measure 4.65 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and 1.68 meter tall, offering a more spacious cabin that the current generation.

The X3 will also feature a lot of options that are not available for the current X3, for example the Head Up Display, Night-Vision or a hard-drive for music and navigation. Like the current model the new X3 will only be offered with X-Drive.

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Two petrol engines will be offered, along with four diesel choices. The petrol engines will most likely be the straight six 3- liter engine and the twin-turbo six that produces 306 hp. The top diesel engine will most likely be the one found in the X5d or the 335d sedan.

[Source: Autowereld ]