2011 BMW X3 can be ordered with exclusive build-to-order option

2011 BMW X3

The new redesigned 2011 BMW X3 will hit dealers later this year and the German automaker will offer an exclusive build-to-order option on the new SUV/Crossover. What do we mean?

When most Americans go to a dealer they usually end up buying a car of the dealer lot since a custom model usually takes several weeks to build. However, BMW says that since the 2011 X3 will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the company can promise a 1-week turnaround on orders.

Tom Kowaleski, director of communications for BMW USA says that BMW will exclusive options for built-to-order X3s, meaning special paint and trim options that you won’t be able to get if you take one off a dealer lot.

Prices of the 2011 BMW X3 will be announced closer to launch date.

Refresher: The 2011 BMW X3 is available in the United States in two different models including the X3 xDrive28i and the X3 xDrive35i. The X3 xDrive28i is powered by a 3.0L inline 6-clyinder unit making 240-hp and 230 lb-ft of torque, allowing 0-60 mph to come in 6.7 seconds. The BMW X3 xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0L inline 6-clyinder N55 with direct fuel injection, twin-scroll turbo technology and Valvetronic. It makes 300-hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, allowing the 0-60 mph run to come in 5.5 seconds when fitted with the optional Sport Package. Both models are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line