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BMW X3 (F25)

The BMW F25 is the 2nd generation model of the BMW Sports Activity Series X3, on sale since 2010. The 2011 X3 was unveiled on July 14, 2010.[2] The new car is larger than its E83 predecessor and is assembled in BMW's Spartanburg Plant, in Greer, South Carolina in a new manufacturing facility alongside the existing X5 and X6 assembly hall. Power for the North American version of the X3 comes from BMWs' N52 3.0L Direct Injection I6 engine for the xDrive28i shared with the new F10 528i and BMWs' new N55 3.0L TwinPower Turbo (single turbo twin scroll) Direct Injection I6 engine for the xDrive35i as seen in its larger facelifted X5 sibling. (For the 28i the I6 N52 engine is to be replaced with the four-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo N20 engine all across the BMW lineup for the 2012 and 2013 model year; implementation date in the X3 is to be confirmed.) Both engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. The U.S. market gets the 3.0 inline-6 and automatic transmission combination; no four-cylinder diesel engine version will be sold. Outside the USA & Canada, the X3 is offered with three diesel engines: the 20d (2.0-liter I4 diesel), the 30d (3.0-liter I6 diesel), and BMW's new 35d (3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo I6 diesel). In some European countries, the 35i and 28i petrol engines are not offered on the F25. Recently, the F25 has been offered with an optional M-sport package, which offers the same features as the Sports Activity Package but with BMW M sign

tures, such as the steering wheel emblem and the anthracite black interior headliner as well as an M styled body kit with painted bumpers. The X3 F25 has received high critical acclaim for its class-leading performance and efficiency with BMW's award-winning N55 engine and its second place standing on Ward's 2011 Best New Interiors, bested only by Audi's flagship A8. On November 1, 2011, the construction of the BMW X3 in its second generation was shown in the 5th season opener of Ultimate Factories. The sports activity vehicle and coupe series is a marketing description by BMW to describe a line of vehicles that traditionally were in the crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) class.[1] Unlike traditional SUVs which are derived from the body-on-frame construction of light trucks, vehicles in the sports activity family are crossovers that are based upon unibody car platforms. BMW emphasized their sports-car like on-road ability, helping to distinguish this new series from others. The sports activity nomenclatures are indicative of the reality that for the most part, the vehicles are more "activity" based than "utility". The sports activity family of BMW automobiles are grouped by their X-series branding. The first official BMW to carry to sports activity series nomenclature was the 1999 BMW X5 as a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) which debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.[2] Vehicles currently produced within the BMW sports activity series include: