BMW X3 (F25)

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BMW X3 (F25)
2011 BMW X3 (F25) xDrive28i wagon (2011-11-18) 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production September 1, 2010–present
Model years 2011–present
Assembly Greer, South Carolina, United States (BMW America)
Chennai, India (BMW India)[1]
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
Designer Erik Goplen (2007)
Body and chassis
Class compact executive crossover SUV
Body style 4-door SUV
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive/rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine

3.0L I6 Diesel (240 HP)
3.0L Twin Turbo I6 Diesel (300 HP)

2.0L I4 Diesel (184 HP)/(141HP)
Transmission 6-speed manual
8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,810 mm (110.6 in)
Length 4,652 mm (183.1 in)
Width 1,884 mm (74.2 in)
Height 1,713 mm (67.4 in)
Chronology
Predecessor BMW E83
Successor -

The BMW F25 is the 2nd generation model of the BMW X3, on sale since 2010.

Initial release[edit]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Paris Motor Show,[2][3][4] Auto China 2012 (X3 xDrive28i (245PS)).[5]

Early models included xDrive35i (306PS), xDrive20d (184PS).[6]

UK models went on sale in 2010-11-18. Early UK models included xDrive20d (184PS).[7] xDrive30d was added as of April 2011.[8] xDrive35d was added as of September 2011.[9] sDrive18d (143PS) was added as of 2012-08-20.[10] From Spring 2013, the latest generation of BMW Professional Navigation System became available.[11]

US models was set to arrive in US BMW Centers by the end of 2010 as 2011 model year vehicles. Early US models included xDrive28i (N52, 243PS), xDrive35i (304PS).[12] In 2013 model year (produced in April 2012 and delivered in May 2012), xDrive28i (N20, 243PS) was introduced as replacement for xDrive28i (N52, 243PS), with new features such as standard Auto Start/Stop, Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, New Driver Assistance Package (includes Lane Departure Warning).[13]

Recently, the F25 has been offered with an optional M-sport package, which offers the same features as the Sports Activity Package but with BMW M signatures, such as the steering wheel emblem and the anthracite black interior headliner as well as an M styled body kit with painted bumpers.

X3 emergency vehicles (2013-)[edit]

X3 fire brigade command vehicle, X3 xDrive20d emergency medical services vehicle were unveiled in RETTmobil 2013.[14]

Drivetrain[edit]

At launch, all models use all-wheel drive, badged as xDrive. Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic transmission. The emission standard for all engines is Euro 5. A rear-wheel drive only model called sDrive was added to the range in some markets in 2012.[15]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[16]
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
xDrive20i (184PS) 2011- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000–6250?, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250-4500
xDrive28i (N52, 243PS) 2010- 2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) I6 (N52B30) 243 PS (179 kW; 240 hp)@6600, 312 N·m (230 lb·ft)@2600-3000
xDrive28i (N20, 243PS) 2012- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 (N20B20O0) 243 PS (179 kW; 240 hp)@5000, 352 N·m (260 lb·ft)@1250-4800
xDrive28i (N20, 245PS) 2012- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20O0) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250-4500
xDrive28i (N52, 258PS) 2012-2012 2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) I6 (N52B30) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@6600, 310 N·m (229 lb·ft)@2600-3000
xDrive35i (304PS) 2010- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30M0) 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)@5800, 407 N·m (300 lb·ft)@1200-5000
xDrive35i (306PS) 2010- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30M0) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1200-5000
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
sDrive18d (143PS) 2012- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp)@4000, 360 N·m (266 lb·ft)@1750-2500
xDrive20d (184PS) 2010- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@4000, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@1750-2750
xDrive30d 2011- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30OL(tü)) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@4000, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@2000-2750
xDrive35d 2011- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 twin turbo (N57D30TOP(tü)) 313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp)@4400, 630 N·m (465 lb·ft)@1500-2500

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
xDrive20i (184PS) 2011- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
xDrive28i (N52, 243PS) 2010- 8-speed automatic
xDrive28i (N20, 243PS) 2012- 8-speed automatic?
xDrive28i (N20, 245PS) 2012- 8-speed automatic
xDrive28i (N52, 258PS) 2012-2012 8-speed automatic
xDrive35i (304PS) 2010- 8-speed automatic
xDrive35i (306PS) 2010- 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
sDrive18d (143PS) 2012- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
xDrive20d (184PS) 2010- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with Steptronic
xDrive30d 2011- 8-speed automatic
xDrive35d 2011- 8-speed automatic

Performance[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Acceleration 0–100km/h (s) Top speed Fuel consumption
EEC directive (L/100 km)
CO
2
(g/km)
xDrive20i (184PS) 2011- 8.3 210 km/h (130 mph) 7.9 184
xDrive28i (N52, 243PS) 2010- ? ? ? ?
xDrive28i (N20, 243PS) 2012- ? ? ? ?
xDrive28i (N20, 245PS) 2012- 6.7 210 km/h (130 mph) 7.5 184
xDrive28i (N52, 258PS) 2012-2012 6.9 230 km/h (143 mph) 7.6 210
xDrive35i (304PS) 2010- ? 241 km/h (150 mph) (limited, with Sport Package) ? ?
xDrive35i (306PS) 2010- 5.7 245 km/h (152 mph) 8.8 204
Diesel engines
Model Years Acceleration 0–100km/h (s) Top speed Fuel consumption
EEC directive (L/100 km)
CO
2
(g/km)
sDrive18d (143PS) 2012- 9.9 195 km/h (121 mph) 5.1 135
xDrive20d (184PS) 2010- 8.5 210 km/h (130 mph) 5.6(5.6) 149(147)
xDrive30d 2011- 6.2 230 km/h (143 mph) 6.0 159
xDrive35d 2011- 5.8 244 km/h (152 mph) 6.1 162

Production[edit]

Production of BMW X3 at Magna Steyr's Graz plant began in 2010-08-31, followed by BMW Spartanburg Plant in Greer, South Carolina, United States in 2010-09-01.[17]

A X3 xDrive35i with a Sparkling Bronze Metallic body colour, Sand Beige Nevada Leather interior, Fineline Wave Wood Interior Trim was delivered to Martha Stewart, which was built using BMW's "Dream It. Build It. Drive It." program.[18]

The 2 millionth vehicle built in BMW Spartanburg Plant, a Vermillion Red Metallic X3 xDrive35i with Oyster Nevada interior and an M Sport Package, was driven by BMW Associate Terry Gardner, a 16-year BMW veteran, with accompanying associates Renita Williams, Trung Phan and Olga Yurchenko. These associates represent teams from each of the plant's manufacturing technologies: Body, Paint and Assembly. The vehicle was retained on display at the Spartanburg Plant to commemorate the milestone.[19]

50 2011 BMW X3 built between April 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 were recalled for possible electric power steering system malfunction, leading to loss of power steering.[20]

Marketing[edit]

As part of BMW X3 launch in Europe, BMW X3 Games took place 27 April to 1 May 2011 in Geneva (CH). The event include sailing on Beneteaus First Class 7.5 yachts, followed by driving BMW Cross Country Mountain Bikes in a challenging course in nearby 'Juragebirge', ski competition will held in Chamonix Mont-Blanc (close to the Swiss metropolis), driving challenge with BMW X3, a round of golf in Gross Stableford format, ended with a 14-kilometre run. The competitors included applicants registered individually online at www.bmw.com/X3games or as a complete team of three between 15 November 2010 to 28 February 2011, with each entrant competing in two of the six sports. Each member of the winning team would receive a new BMW X3.[21][22] The tournament included over 15,000 registrations, with 52 teams from 19 European countries entering the event.[23] The tournament was won by Team Sport & Style from Hungary.[24]

As part of BMW X3 launch in the USA, a television commercial titled 'Defying Logic', featuring Chris Pine, and real-life BMW associates and citizens of the local community, including the Spartanburg High School football team, was premiered during 2011 Super Bowl. In addition, 'The X3 Matchup' contest was held on Facebook, viewers got the opportunity to guess the configuration of the BMW X3 featured in the advertisement for a chance to win a Grand Prize two-year lease on the vehicle, and a trip for two to BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility to pick up their vehicle and attend a two-day performance driving school at the BMW Performance Center. The commercials were developed by kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners, the media buy was coordinated by UM and the online components were created by Dotglu.[25]

2014 update[edit]

BMW X3 (2015-)[edit]

The 2015 model year received a LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) facelift. Changes include new modified twin circular headlights (optional LED headlights), redesigned kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, and exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators; a centre console with optional automatic climate control system in high-gloss black-panel look, new cup holders with a sliding cover for the centre console, new exterior colours, upholstery designs, interior trim strips and light-alloy wheels; new xLine equipment package, optional Smart Opener for the automatic tailgate and storage packages.

The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014,[26] followed by 114th New York International Auto Show 2014 (xDrive28d).[27][28]

Early models included sDrive18d (150PS), xDrive20d (190PS), xDrive30d, xDrive35d, sDrive20i (184PS), xDrive20i (184PS), xDrive28i (245PS), xDrive35i (306PS).[29]

Early UK models included sDrive18d (150PS), xDrive20d (190PS), xDrive30d, xDrive35d.[30]

BMW X3 paramedic vehicle (2014-)[edit]

It is a version of xDrive20d for emergency response situations, with 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.

The vehicle was unveiled in RETTmobil 2014.[31]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[32]
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
sDrive20i (184PS) 2014- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000–6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250–4500
xDrive20i (184PS) 2014- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20U0) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000–6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250–4500
xDrive28i (245PS) 2014- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20O0) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000–6500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250–4800
xDrive35i (306PS) 2014- 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30M0) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800–6400, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1250–5000
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
sDrive18d (150PS) 2015- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20)[33] 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@4000, 360 N·m (266 lb·ft)@1500–2250
xDrive20d (190PS) 2015- 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@4000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1750–2250
xDrive30d 2015- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30OL(tü)) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@4000, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@1500-3000
xDrive35d 2015- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 twin turbo (N57D30TOP(tü)) 313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp)@4400, 630 N·m (465 lb·ft)@1500-2500

Transmissions[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Types
sDrive20i (184PS) 2014- 8-speed automatic
xDrive20i (184PS) 2014- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
xDrive28i (245PS) 2014- 8-speed automatic
xDrive35i (306PS) 2014- 8-speed automatic
Diesel engines
Model Years Types
sDrive18d (150PS) 2015- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
xDrive20d (190PS) 2015- 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
xDrive30d 2015- 8-speed automatic
xDrive35d 2015- 8-speed automatic

References[edit]

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