The mid-sized BMW SUV keeps its exact same setting in the BMW power structure by slotting in nicely between the tiny hatchback sized X1 as well as the Range Rover sized X5 SUVs. As usual, it assimilates both the new X1 and X5 looks as well as is a familiar form with all the current BMW styling cues particularly that brand-new bigger, nostrils err. kidney grill on its nose and also the Hoffmeister twist at the C-pillars (or D-pillars because its an SUV). It also sports a 15mm longer wheelbase (now 2810). The inside now flaunts a new control panel, multi-function steering wheel, brand-new seats and also much better trim. Two weeks ago I sat in an X1 and also i was quite horrified by the very noticeable lack of quality in the materials used. The shock absorber will have the BMW Dynamic Control System which additionally controls the throttle action, engine mapping (for power or economic situation) and also steering response. 0-litre guidebook X3 xDrive20d will provide combined economic situation of 50. 4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. The diesel will come conventional six-speed handbook transmission or an optional ZF-engineered eight-speed automatic. The 3. 7 sec and a 152mph full throttle. 1 mpg as well as give off 204g/km of CO2. This attribute may rob the X3 of steering feel as the majority of electric steering somehow does this. The X3 must be available by the first quarter of 2011 in all significant markets.