New Rendering: 2011 BMW X3

Rumors | April 3rd, 2010 by 12

Our friend Jon Sibal takes another stab at rendering what the second generation BMW X3 might look like. While most of the exterior design has …

Our friend Jon Sibal takes another stab at rendering what the second generation BMW X3 might look like. While most of the exterior design has been unveiled, there are still plenty of fine details hiding underneath the now famous psychedelic camouflage.

With two months left before the first official photos, the second generation midsize SAV continues to be an interesting topic among BMW fans.

There is not much new we can say about the 2011 BMW X3, so let’s take a moment to recap some of the important points. 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.

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The interior design has drastically improved over the current E83 X3, with higher quality materials and build quality on the same level with the new 5 Series Sedan.

The wheels will be available as two-tone rims similar to the ones seen on the X1 and X5 models, but with an X3 specific design. Optional wheels will go as high as 20″ in size.

European customers continue to have a wide-range of choices: X3 xDrive 23i, X3 xDrive28i , X3 xDrive35i and in diesel specification- X3 xDrive20d , X3 xDrive2.5d , X3 xDrive30d and the previously mentioned, X3 xDrive40d.

The entry level model for the North American market will be the X3 xDrive28i, while the top spot is being held by the xDrive35i. While not confirmed, there are plenty of clues pointing to a diesel engine for the U.S., in this case, most likely the same powerplant as the one found in the 335d and X5 xDrive35d.

Pricing unknown at the moment, but with the X1 coming to North America in 2011 and filling the entry-level spot, we expect the 2011 BMW X3 to cost more than the current generation.

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12 responses to “New Rendering: 2011 BMW X3”

  1. Babak says:

    I really doubt the new X3 to cost more than the current one. The Q5 is similar in price to the current X3, albeit being a much better car (for the average consumer). Moreover, the GLK is priced less than the X3, thought not as nice as Audi’s Q5. I think the new X3 will retain its price, or even drop it by a thousand or two.

  2. Carlos Perez says:

    Don’t really like this rendering, it got to be a lot more sportier, and the hood won’t be that plain

  3. Jordan says:

    to me it looks WAY too much like the current X3… this looks like a facelift…

  4. Alan says:

    I agree with you Jordan. This rendering looks just like the existing X3. I hope the real thing is closer to the current X5 and a bit of X1.

  5. paul says:

    BOOOORINNNGGGGG…..somebody please wake me up when bmw makes and Xciting – get it? – car….at least in past they used to be the best to drive, now not even that….some mags even claim the last 5 ser was a better drive than the new one…and all of them think the new jag is better to drive than the 5er….bmw is just going downhill…turning into audi and audi going bmw – btw the R8 just won performance car of the year…again….how about u bmw??? oh yeah…ur making a fwd car…just like audi does!!!!

  6. viper says:

    no wonder why audi got the award for making the most beautiful cars , this is beyond ugly

  7. Roger says:

    Yeah, this looks like a Saturn. Not fun…

  8. Elio says:

    The light shape is wrong. If you zoom into the lights you can see they curve off more than this rendering. Also I’m not saying this is wrong but shouldn’t the light have the new ‘eyelashes’ design trait that all new BMW’s have introduced?

  9. 100$ GUY says:

    What an ugly and dated car

  10. elgee says:

    ugly rendering, i’m sure it will be prettier, sportier and alot less like the current version.

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