BMW have released preliminary specifications of the 2nd generation BMW X3 as well as the SUV will certainly be officially launched at the upcoming Paris Motor Program this October 2010. The mid-sized BMW SUV keeps its same setting in the BMW hierarchy by slotting in neatly in between the little hatchback sized X1 and the Array Rover sized X5 SUVs. Customarily, it assimilates both the brand-new X1 as well as X5 looks and also is a familiar shape with all the latest BMW styling cues especially that new larger, nostrils err. kidney grill on its nose as well as the Hoffmeister twist at the C-pillars (or D-pillars since its an SUV). It looks somewhat better than the previous X3 however it is still not something I would certainly freak out over. It is a little narrower, which is unusual (4mm much less as well as currently 1855mm) as well as 14mm taller at 1675mm. The rear door apertures are larger to make sure that huge individuals have easier access (I don't understand exactly how poor the back accessibility can be on the previous as the X3 had not been specifically that small in the first place) as well as the boot, has a 70liter increase in capacity (550liters). The new X3 will certainly be solely 4 wheel drive, and the entry-level 181bhp, 2. 0-litre handbook X3 xDrive20d will certainly supply consolidated economy of 50. 0-litre, turbocharged straight six gas in the range mattress topper, the X3 xDrive35i. 0 turbo xDrive35i will get the auto as common, enabling it to hit 62mph in 5. 7 sec and a 152mph top speed. It will certainly likewise return a declared 32. Both X3s will certainly have standard stop-start function as well as run in mix with a brake power recovery system. The X3 needs to be readily available by the first quarter of 2011 in all major markets.