BMW X3. The BMW X3 is an affordable luxury crossover SUV produced by German automobile maker BMW from 2020 to the present.
Based upon the BMW 5-series platform (X5), and introduced into the market in 2020, BMW produces the X3 as a Sports Utility Vehicle, the brand's trademark description for its X-series of cars. It has been designed for performance, sporty handling and a comfortable ride. The car's three-row, two-door configuration is characterized with a long and wide body-on-frame architecture. The X3's long and wide body, and its short roofline, give the car a sporty, open and smooth appearance. It is also very light-weight at 516 pounds.
The BMW X3's engine is not especially new, but the X3's design has taken it to a whole new level, as well as the way it is built. It is equipped with BMW's MPower Turbocharged Direct Injection diesel engine. This engine is capable of generating up to 690 horsepower. Compared to the previous BMW X1, the X3 has improved aerodynamics and an extended wheelbase. Aero improvements make the X3 more powerful in all weather conditions, while increasing its speed and agility, too.
BMW has also incorporated an active air suspension system in the X3, which makes the vehicle more stable and reduces the noise. The body-on-frame architecture in the BMW X3 permits air to flow smoothly throughout the chassis, improving fuel economy. The high-pressure system allows better cooling, and the air is then channeled over the front wheels and through the radiator, thereby reducing the temperature of the car's interiors.
BMW X3 features a four-wheel drive system, allowing the wheels to turn in a clockwise direction. This feature enables the car to climb steep inclines and slopes without causing the drive shafts to lock. All four tires are located on rigid shafts that allow them to absorb shocks when they are forced in opposite directions.
The BMW X3's engine is also unique to the BMW X3, having been developed from BMW's own 3.0-liter inline six engine, and using a twin-turboom exhaust system. The engine has been designed to meet strict emissions standards. and meets Euro 3 standards. A gasoline-electric motor is also available to give the X3 a more conventional driving experience.
BMW X3 has a front airbag, as well as side-curtain airbags, that help in the protection of the passenger from side impacts. As far as safety is concerned, the car comes standard with front and side curtain airbags. The seatbelts provide excellent support to the passengers.
The front airbag and side-curtain airbags have been designed to meet the European standard and can be used for up to four passengers. The front side-curtain airbags are designed in such a way that the driver's head is kept elevated and will provide adequate protection from side impacts. In case of a rollover, these two airbags can be deployed to prevent the passenger from being thrown from the seat. The brake-force vectoring system can also be used to help the driver stop the car. in case of a rollover, when the driver's foot has already stopped the vehicle.
The suspension system on the BMW X3 has been designed to provide a sporty driving experience. The suspension system is made up of three main components, namely the shock absorbers, the coilover suspension and the dampers. The dampers control how much suspension travel is required, the dampers having different settings based on the type of road surface.
The shock absorbers help control the amount of road vibrations that are produced by the wheel while the wheel is spinning. The dampers can have different settings depending on the type of road surface, and they help reduce the noise produced by the suspension. They also improve the ride quality of the vehicle.
The suspension system uses a variable-rate coilover suspension system that provides optimum performance, depending on the suspension height and the speed of the vehicle. The spring rate can be adjusted according to the terrain covered. The coilover suspension system also helps in reducing the weight of the car. The steering rack is designed to provide optimum handling stability, and is linked to the front wheels through a variable-ratio rack and pinion system. The suspension system consists of a large strut brace that supports the weight of the vehicle, and the spring is connected to the main axle via a hydraulic rack.
The brakes of the BMW X3 are a feature that is very useful, especially when driving at higher speeds. The brake system includes five-lug, 12.2-millimeter front discs, three-leaf calipers and a dual-disc, seven-speed automatic brake system. These provide the drivers with excellent stopping power. BMW X3 is fitted with an intelligent brake system called ESP, which is controlled by a push button.