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2014 BMW X3 : new diesel engine, fresh styling for mid-sized SUV

A new diesel engine, refreshed styling and enhanced infotainment and driver assist technologies headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X3. Bound for March's Geneva motor show and Australian showrooms by September, the updated BMW X3 will debut the new-generation all-aluminium 2...

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BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia
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BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia

BMW Australia is recalling 2893 vehicles across six model lines due to a fault that could affect the vehicles' braking performance. Part of a global recall of approximately 176,000 cars, the local recall affects 116 BMW 1 Series hatches; 1985 3 Series sedans, 91 Tourings and nine Gran Turismos; 105 5 Series sedans; 277 X1 models; 283 X3s; and 27 Z4s built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013...


BMW X3 Review
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BMW X3 Review

The BMW X3 once had things its own way, but no more. Consumers’ insatiable thirst for luxury SUVs has a number of rivals drive onto the scene in the mid-sized premium soft-roader segment. Rivals for the BMW X3 today include the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and, more recently, the Range Rover Evoque...

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2013 BMW X3: specification upgrade boosts SUV value
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2013 BMW X3: specification upgrade boosts SUV value

The 2013 BMW X3 has received a host of extra features that see the value of the premium SUV range increase by up to $8000. The entry-level BMW X3 xDrive20i and xDrive20d variants upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels and gain an automatic tailgate, electric seats with memory function, and the Business Navigation system...


BMW X4 headed for Detroit motor show: report
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BMW X4 headed for Detroit motor show: report

A near-production-ready concept previewing the upcoming BMW X4 is set to debut at January's 2013 Detroit motor show as the German manufacturer looks to create yet another niche in the premium SUV market. Expected to debut in international showrooms from late next year, US publication Autoweek reports the X4 will lob around the same time as the Audi Q5-based Porsche Macan, which will be similar in terms of its concept, shape and size...


BMW X3 adds new two-wheel drive entry-level model
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BMW X3 adds new two-wheel drive entry-level model

The BMW X3 sDrive18d will expand the current BMW X3 range to include its first two-wheel drive variant and provide a new introductory price point into the Bavarian-built SUV. The rear-wheel drive BMW X3 sDrive18d sports a 105kW 2.0-litre diesel engine delivering 360Nm between 1750-2500rpm and is available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission...


Lexus RX270: four-cylinder SUV to challenge BMW X3
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Lexus RX270: four-cylinder SUV to challenge BMW X3

The Lexus RX SUV range will expand to a third model in June, with a new four-cylinder petrol model giving the Japanese luxury brand a new lower price point to compete with the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The new Lexus RX270 has yet to be officially confirmed, but CarAdvice sources say the model will follow the trend for SUVs that offer improved fuel efficiency by being two-wheel drive rather than all-wheel drive...


BMW X3 xDrive28i swaps inline six for turbo four
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BMW X3 xDrive28i swaps inline six for turbo four

BMW Australia has boosted its X3 line-up, substituting the old naturally aspirated six-cylinder petrol engine  in the BMW X3 xDrive28i for a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. As we reported back in February, the four-cylinder replaces the previous 3.0-litre inline six. The new engine produces 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque, down 10kW but up 40Nm...


BMW X3 xDrive28i: four-cylinder turbo SUV here in May
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BMW X3 xDrive28i: four-cylinder turbo SUV here in May

BMW Australia will complete the revamp of its X3 line-up around mid-year when it substitutes the inline-six petrol engine in the xDrive28i for a more fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder unit. The new 2.0-litre N20 four-cylinder engine produces 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque (1250-4800rpm) – down 10kW but up 40Nm compared with the outgoing 3...


BMW X3 xDrive20i on sale in Australia
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BMW X3 xDrive20i on sale in Australia

BMW Australia is introducing the new BMW X3 xDrive20i variant into the local line-up. It features the new 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is the first time the 'N20' 2.0-litre engine has been made available in the medium-sized SUV, and only the third introduction of the engine into any current local model - following the BMW Z4 sDrive20i and BMW 520i...


2011 BMW X3 xDrive35d and xDrive20i announced, Australia not comfirmed
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2011 BMW X3 xDrive35d and xDrive20i announced, Australia not comfirmed

BMW has announced two new models in the current BMW X3 lineup, including a BMW X3 xDrive35d and a BMW X3 xDrive20i. The new variants will be introduced into international markets, with an Australia release still pending. BMW has expanded the X3 range at both ends of the trim level spectrum. The new entry-level petrol model will be the xDrive20i featuring the new 2...


BMW X3 Review
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BMW X3 Review

BMW X3 xDrive20d 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel: $62,200 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol: $71,900 With BMW X3 sales expected to account for 20-25 per cent of the German manufacturer’s sales in Australia, the formula has to be spot on for it to work. Released to the Australian public in March, the X3 hit the ground running with two engine variants (both tested here): a 2...

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2011 BMW X3 xDrive30d on sale in Australia
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2011 BMW X3 xDrive30d on sale in Australia

The 2011 BMW X3 xDrive30d has now arrived in local showrooms, completing the 2011 BMW X3 range that was launched in Australia in March. The BMW X3 xDrive30d model sits at the top of the local range above the X3 xDrive20d and the X3 xDrive28i. It is powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine with 190kW of power and 560Nm of torque, representing a 30kW/60Nm increase over the previous model...


BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour
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BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour

According to various international reports, BMW is working on releasing a BMW X3 M, a smaller version of the BMW X5 M. Rumour has it that it will feature an all-new triple-turbo 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine, which might also be shared with the next-generation BMW M3...


BMW X3 60 Second Spin
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BMW X3 60 Second Spin

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BMW X3 Review
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BMW X3 Review

The new BMW X3 is an unbelievably good handling car – even though it’s technically an SUV. Dynamically, you’re going to keep forgetting the new BMW X3 has SUV underpinnings every time you chuck it into a bend. It’s so good, it handles better than plenty of similarly priced cars...

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2011 BMW X3 on sale in Australia
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2011 BMW X3 on sale in Australia

The all-new 2011 BMW X3 range has been launched in Australia offering more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, fresh exterior and interior designs and a larger overall package. Two models will be available from launch: the entry-level xDrive20d and the mid-spec xDrive28i. The xDrive20d is powered by a 2...


Video: 2011 BMW X3 review by Fifth Gear
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Video: 2011 BMW X3 review by Fifth Gear

The brand-new 2011 BMW X3 has just been reviewed by Fifth Gear Web TV and the video has been posted on the YouTube channel. It seems the new car is much improved over the superseded model, offering a refined cabin, more comfortable ride quality and an excellent diesel engine option...

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2011 BMW X3 Australian pricing and availability
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2011 BMW X3 Australian pricing and availability

BMW Australia has revealed an unchanged price list for the all-new 2011 BMW X3 range, which will be launched in two stages in the first half of next year. In mid-March, the entry-level xDrive20d and the xDrive28i will arrive in Australian showrooms, while the top-spec xDrive30d will be launched three months later in June...


2011 BMW X3 details
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2011 BMW X3 details

The 2011 BMW X3 details are out, revealing the new model will feature improved dynamics and new interior features with plenty of technology, and more interior space. The new model is also the first BMW 'X' car to get optional Damper Control and Dynamic Drive Control for the suspension, gearbox and engine settings. Trim levels range from the BMW X3 xDrive20d featuring a 2...


Video: Audi Q5 versus BMW X3 four-wheel drive system test
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Video: Audi Q5 versus BMW X3 four-wheel drive system test

Two cars, both in the same small to medium size four-wheel drive category. Both cars offer their own advanced all-wheel drive system; the BMW X3 with xDrive, and the Audi Q5 with its Audi Quattro system. What's better? Keep in mind both of the cars had traction control settings switched off as this was more of a test to distinguish the difference between the centre differential slip and overall four-wheel drive torque split capabilities...


2011 BMW X3 M Sport package revealed ahead of Paris show
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2011 BMW X3 M Sport package revealed ahead of Paris show

Early reports rumoured BMW could be looking at producing a BMW X3 M (similar to the X5 M philosophy), but before the company releases such a car it has unveiled details of the upcoming BMW X3 M Sport package. This vehicle is your usual BMW X3 but it is garnished with all kinds of driver-focused gear from M Division...


2011 BMW X3 production begins in US
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2011 BMW X3 production begins in US

BMW has today begun production its new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle  a day after the first generation model ended production. After the sale of 614,824 units, the final example of the first generation BMW X3 produced was an xDrive 20d variant donated by the BMW Group to a not-for-profit organisation as an emergency vehicle...


2011 BMW X3M on the way
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2011 BMW X3M on the way

BMW has announced it will release the BMW X3 xDrive35i next year and it will feature the same, 225kW, twin turbo BMW 335i engine. There's now rumours circulating which point towards the production of an 'M' variant, much like the BMW X5M, without the twin-turbo V8. Although definite plans haven't been confirmed, the BMW X3M is likely to be powered by the same twin-turbo inline six as the upcoming BMW 1 Series M...


2011 BMW X3 unveiled, Australian launch first half of 2011
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2011 BMW X3 unveiled, Australian launch first half of 2011

BMW has unveiled the all-new 2011 BMW X3 with a new engine line-up, eight-speed automatic transmissions and more tech features to make it safer, better on the road and kinder to the environment. At 4648mm long, 1881mm wide and 1661mm tall, the new X3 is around 79mm longer, 28mm wider and 13mm lower than the model it replaces, while the wheelbase has also grown 15mm to 2810mm...


2011 BMW X3 SUV spy video
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2011 BMW X3 SUV spy video

The BMW X3 has remained relatively unchanged since its midlife facelift in 2006, but now we have our first glimpse of its replacement which is due in 2011. Beneath the trademark BMW camouflage, at first glance it appears that the dimensions and overall shape of the vehicle have remained largely unchanged...


2011 BMW X3 spy photos
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2011 BMW X3 spy photos

New spy photos from the streets of Munich this morning show the upcoming BMW X3 in very light disguise. The lack of heavy camouflage leads us to believe the new mid-size SUV could be ready to debut as early as the Paris Motor Show in October, if not sooner...


BMW X3 sells 6000th unit
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BMW X3 sells 6000th unit

BMW has reached another sales milestone in Australia with the sale of its 6000th BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle this week. Since joining the X3 line-up in 2008 the 2.0-litre diesel powered xDrive20d has comprised more than 70 per cent of all X3 sales. The milestone vehicle features BMW’s latest EfficientDynamics technology endowing it with an impressive fuel consumption figure of just 6...


BMW X3 gains two new models
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BMW X3 gains two new models

BMW's X3 is set to receive two new model designations this December with the release of special edition 'Exclusive' and 'Lifestyle' packages to the model range.   The new additions have model names that coincide with an update to the engine designation, following in the footsteps of its bigger brother, the new BMW X6...


Next-generation BMW X3 spy photos
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Next-generation BMW X3 spy photos

The current BMW X3 will soldier on for at least the next few years until the arrival of an all-new model towards the end of the decade. Nonetheless, these are the very first spy-shots of Munich’s compact SUV, snapped undergoing road tests outside the Nürburgring. The new X3’s dimensions will hardly change compared with the current car and its styling will be shaped to reflect elements from the CS Concept...