We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of the ‘X-Games’ – but now meet the BMW X3 Games. That’s right BMW is launching a new X-Game style theme that will allow sixty teams, each consisting of three members, to compete in six challenging events including sailing, mountain biking, skiing, golf, running and driving.
“The BMW X3 Games are aimed at amateur sportsmen and women from all age groups,” says Ralf Hussmann, Head of BMW Sports Marketing and Brand Cooperation. “Each competitor can bring their own personal strengths to this multi-sport event, thus working with team-mates to achieve the big goal. However, the BMW X3 Games are about more than three spectacular main prizes. Teams from 18 European countries will assemble in Geneva, where they will not only compete against each other in an exclusive environment, but will also line up together. We can look forward to thrilling duels in a unique atmosphere.”
So why compete? Because if your team wins, each one of you will receive the new 2011 BMW X3. If you want to participate you can register over at www.bmw.com/X3games from Nov. 15, 2010 to Feb. 28, 2011. The teams to appear at the BMW X3 Games in Geneva will then be drawn and receive a notification concerning their participation by mid-March 2010. The games will take place on April 27 to May 1, 2011 in Geneva.
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. Prices start at $37,625 for the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i and $41,925 for the X3 xDrive35i.
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– By: Zain Haq