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slmag.net 51 gasoline engine with Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and Valvetronic fully variable intake lift, a map-controlled oil pump, electric arc wire-sprayed cylinder barrels, Twin-scroll exhaust turbocharger and electrically adjustable waste gate valve. All models come standard with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with shift paddles. The model's flagship, the BMW X3 M40i, comes with a 3.0-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder inline gasoline engine with a best-in-segment sprint of 0 to 60mph in 4.6-seconds and a top speed of 155mph. Inside, the ergonomically optimized layout of the cockpit is driver-focused. Standard 3-zone automatic climate control allows separate temperature controls for the rear compartment from those of the driver and front passenger. The angle of the standard 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests can be adjusted individually and removable backrests greatly expand capacity in the load compartment. e feeling of roominess can be enhanced via an optional panoramic glass moon roof. A 10.25" display with touchscreen technology and iDrive controller are standard. Optional BMW Gesture Control, which debuted on the current BMW 7 Series, allows numerous infotainment, communication, and navigation functions to be operated intuitively using finger and hand gestures. e vehicle can also be controlled using cloud-based Intelligent Voice Control, which offers the most advanced level of natural voice control currently available. Other high-tech features include the BMW Connected app; Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservice Accident Assistance, a pre-crash accident detection system, the latest generation of Active Cruise Control, and an optional Head-Up Display. In 2003, the BMW X3 was the car the launched the premium compact SAV segment. Today, the all-new BMW X3 aims to write the next chapter in their success story. sl

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