This time, we were interested in the new BMW X3 xDrive 20d of that is produced in the United States. There is also a lot of the Bavarian SUV buyers. For us, it was reason enough for the new X3 once to take a close look at what has changed compared to its predecessor everything.
The new X3 has been extended and widened a little and even the height he has gained one centimeter. The interior now offers more space than its predecessor. Front passengers are also large enough space. And the comfort in the back has improved significantly with more freedom. Lovers will enjoy a high seating position, the drive in the new X3.
All sorts of high-tech, the new SUV. Thus offers a rearview camera a good view towards the stern. Also interesting is the optional but very expensive TopView-camera system in which the images from multiple cameras can be combined and displayed on the central screen in the center console.
We miss a little innovative wizard that we know of X5, like a blind spot warning, a lane-assistant or a distance cruise. Stands out for the head-up display, which reflects the current speed and directions of the navigation system in sketch form on the windshield.
We examined the chassis, there are now front and rear super comfort. No more rattling and shaking of the rear-seat guests as its predecessor, which is ensured by a new five-link rear axle. Optionally, you also get a “Dynamic Damping Control.” In this system, the chassis can be in the normal modes, adjust Sport and Sport Plus. We particularly liked the attitude Sport Plus, in addition to the suspension and steering and engine control is designed for more dynamic.
The new Bavarian SUV is now controlled by an electro-mechanical steering, which can save energy. It works in any case very directly, no backlash and extremely accurate. Of interest is the function that the input curve, the driving force of the wheel drive vehicle is shifted more to the rear. And when exiting a curve around the distribution of power back to its original ratio.
The BMW X3 xDrive 20d by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 184 horsepower driven with a maximum torque of 380 Newton meters, 1750-2750 U / min. Up to 100 manages the SUV in 8.5 seconds and the top speed is 210 km / h. If the BMW accelerates strongly, he is a little noisy. At steady speeds, but he hums softly. You can tell already that the X3 has been tuned to sports. Just minutes from a speed of 2000 rev / pulls the car correctly.
The consumption is expected to be loud when BMW X3 xDrive 20d in 5.6 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. Saving fuel can be, among other things by a harmonious start-stop system. The manual transmission is precise and smooth. Here is the way its new X3 from € 39 100 to have.
Beautiful is the extra space in the new X3 and the comfort for rear passengers regarding the damping improvement. The new 2.0-liter diesel engine is fuel efficient than its predecessor and also brings more power. The price is ok for an SUV in this class. But if you want a few extras to it is quite expensive.
Practice in the BMW X3 xDrive 20d
Engine / Drive ****
+ Very sporty, quiet, smooth running, economical
– At low speed low engine pressure
+ Front and rear seating comfort and pleasant damping
+ Easy to steer in curves. Maneuverability, while turning electronic force distribution
Square / variability *****
+ Front and rear, plenty of space even for tall passengers
Data from the factory
Series turbo diesel cylinder, 4 cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, capacity 1995 cc; min maximum power 135 kW (184 hp) at 4,000 r /, maximum torque: 380 Nm at 1750-2750 r / min Transmission: four-wheel drive permanent;. Six-speed manual transmission
Chassis and Body
Four-door, Front suspension: double-joint tie bar axle with shock absorber, brake dive, rear suspension: five-link rear axle, spatially-acting suspension with anti-squat and anti-dive, Front brake: Single-piston swing-calliper disc brakes, 328 mm Rear brakes: Single-piston swing-calliper disc brakes 330 mm, wheels and tires front: 225/60 R17 99 V to 7.5 J x 17 light-alloy, wheels and tires Rear: 225/60 R17 99 V to 7.5 J x 17 light-alloy, Steering: Electric Power Steering
Dimensions and weight
Length / Width / Height in mm: 4648 / 1881 / 1661; weight: 1,790 kg; turning circle of 11.9 feet, tank capacity: 67 liters.
to 100 km (according to manufacturer): urban 6.7, 5.0 extra urban, total 5.6 liters.