After selling 2011 X3 peaked meager 6075 points compared to last year, BMW returned to the drawing board and re-X3 as we know it. The all-new 2014 BMW x3 has all scrawny predecessor did. The new X3 is easier to handle, more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever before. It also provides a longer and wider body, which makes this SUV not only run better, but look better.
Cars.com writes, “When a slightly larger size, the new eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive, five-seater combines BMW’s signature driving prowess with the utility of a crossover.”
Exciting new changes, the X3 now challenge their competitors for the top spot in the luxury SUV class. Although very competitive as the Audi Q5, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes GLK 350 and the EX35 Nissan, consumers all friendly changes BMW has made. In the first three months of the year, U.S. sales of the X3 more than quadrupled in the same period last year, selling almost as many as all of 2010 combined.
2014 BMW x3 is equipped with a fuel aspirated 3.0-liter, 240-horsepower in-line six-cylinder engine. X3 is also available in high-performance xDrive35i model, which compresses the 3.0-liter, 300 horsepower, turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the best of the best horsepower of many X3 main competitors.
Either engine, the 2014 BMW x3 standard with four-wheel drive and a highly efficient eight-speed automatic with manual shifting function. While increasing the length and strength of this year’s model, the xDrive28i is rated to get 19 miles per gallon in city highway mileage of 26mpg rating.
The features have been redesigned, the most impressive new revised suspension. BMW claims the new electronic damping system is so fast that when the front wheels hit the pit, it can adjust damping before the rear wheels hit the hole to create a sporty yet comfortable ride.