2010 BMW X3 to be unveiled in December (2009)

In a recent interview with AutoBild, CEO of BMW North America Jim O’Donnell said that the 2010 BMW X3 will be officially unveiled in December. O’Donnell said that the production of the current-generation has been shortened to make room for the 2010 model year.

The 2010 BMW X3 will follow the compact X1, which will also make its debut at the end of this year. The production version of the BMW X1 will go on sale in early 2010 after it is unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Sources say that the 2010 X3 will have a lower roof-line and will get sportier looks influenced by the new X5. It will also get all of the technology features that were introduced in recent BMW models including a Night Vision System, a head-up display and the upgraded iDrive system.

In the U.S., the 2010 BMW X3 will be offered with the 3.0L 6-cylinder twin-turbo found in the 335i. It is also expected to get the diesel engine from the 335d.

– By: The Daily Auto Edtitor

Source: BMWBlog