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SEP-OCT 2017

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50 The all-new 2018 BMW X3 was unveiled in late June at the BMW Plant in Spartanburg, SC, where it will be produced alongside the BMW X4, BMW X5, and BMW X6. e plant produced a total of 411,171 BMW X models last year, making it the largest of BMW Group's global production facilities. Available at certified BMW Centers in November, the exterior dimensions of the all-new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) are largely unchanged, but the wheelbase has been extended by 2.2-inches. For the first time on a BMW X model, the front fascia features a "three-dimensional" kidney grille and fog lights incorporating a hexagonal design. A downward-sloping roof spoiler and twin exhaust tailpipes add to the overall muscular appearance. Another first for the US market is a factory-installed trailer hitch. Distinctive trim elements include Satin aluminum, Silver matte, and 18-inch Y-Spoke wheels with All-season Run Flat Tires. An optional Luxury Package emphasizes the SAV's elegant character with chrome kidney grille bars and two-tone front and rear bumper trim finishers on the exterior and a SensaTec upholstered dashboard on the interior. Larger air intakes in the front apron, side skirt trim and a diffusor-style rear apron are part of optional M Sport Package. For customers seeking the most dynamic BMW X3, M Double- Spoke 20-inch Wheels with Mixed Performance Run Flat Tires are available as an upgrade. Interior upgrades with the M Sport Package include an M Sport leather steering wheel, M door sill finishers and a SensaTec upholstered dashboard. An ideal 50:50 weight distribution, meticulously honed chassis and xDrive system combine to provide the new BMW X3 with superior handling ability. Intelligent AWD management constantly adjusts the torque bias as the driving situation demands ensuring optimum driving dynamics. The all-new BMW X3 line-up from launch consists of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology 2.0-liter 4-cylinder inline TRAILBLAZER e all-new BMW X3 Written by Andre James

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