The new BMW X3 is right around a corner and to help give the X3 some accolades, Europe’s New Car Assessment Programme has just given the new X3 a five-star crash overall.
Thanks to the BMW’s extremely strong and stable passenger cell, the testers at NCAP found the X3 to offer “a high degree of occupant safety in all seats.” Additionally, the X3 was rated high due to its abundant offering of active safety features.
These include DSC or Dynamics Stability Control, BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive, Braking Assistant, Cornering Brake Control and DTC or Dynamic Traction Control…my hand began to cramp after typing all of those. Anyway…
NCAP also added that the BMW X3 has an outstanding ability to protect children of all ages, including those in child seats.
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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: Chris Chin