New BMW X3 arriving November
BMW New Zealand has announced their new X3 will be available from November this year, in three variants. The New Zealand range will consist of the X3 xDrive20d, X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i M Performance and is priced from $92,850 excluding on road costs. The entry level X3 xDrive20d runs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, outputting power 140 kW and torque of 400 Nm. The X3 xDrive30i has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 185 kW and torque 350 Nm. The top range BMW M40i is equipped with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, delivering 265 kW and torque of 500 Nm. BMW says the new-generation TwinPower Turbo 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine delivers a markedly more agile power delivery and outstanding responsiveness even at low engine speeds, while being fuel efficient and low in emissions. The BMW X3 M40i features all-wheel-drive and has a far more pronounced rear bias than on the other model versions. Inside, the X3 offers a 10.25-inch central information display with driver navigation as standard. The BMW Head Up Display (standard for xDrive30i and M40i variants) allows the most important driving-related information to be projected directly into the driver’s field of vision. The Head Up Display in the new BMW X3 is unrivalled in its segment for graphics, resolution and display options, and with a projection area now 70 per cent larger than before. The X3 boasts enhanced smart connectivity, with destinations able to be sent from your smartphone directly to the car and “Navigate Door-to-Door”, that assists with navigation right to your final destination, even on foot. Remote 3D view forms part of the Parking Assistant Plus system that is standard on higher model grades allowing the owner to access a view of their parked X3 remotely on their phone. Upon request, the vehicle takes images of its surroundings to generate an adjustable view on the mobile device. Increased interior space and comfort with intends to mirror the layout of the new BMW 5 Series and 7 Series models. The new BMW X3 is available for ordering from BMW dealerships now.