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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:43 PM
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N20 for X3 in USA?

N20 engine announced for 528i..

http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/07/01/20...ne/#more-62735

When are they going to announce it for X3? Will we get it in the X3 in the US next year, or just the 35d?
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:06 AM
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Well so much for BMW's statement that they will "never" sell a 4 cyl in the US again. Looks like a matter of time before all the NA straight sixes are history. Too bad, it was/is a great, smooth engine. I suspect the "entry" X3 will get the 4 next year. Probably will help it close the performance gap a bit too. Now, where are the diesels!
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:38 AM
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Well, it's extremely unlikely that we'll see a 35d for the X3 because it doesn't exist anywhere and it's a bit silly to engineer an "old" engine (M57) into a car for US/Canada market only for something like the X3. The Europeans get the 30d with the N57 engine but you can thank California for its stringent emissions standards that are a hurdle for any new engine in the US.

On the other hand, it is very likely that the X3 will receive the 4-cyl turbo replacing the current NA-6cyl if not at the end of this year, then probably the year after. The current 6-cyl days are numbered. The X1 already has the new 4-cylinder.

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Old 07-02-2011, 08:06 AM
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If not the 35d then what about the 40d that is supposed to go in the X5? Since CA (for all its warts -- and they are legion!) is perhaps the biggest single market for BMW outside Germany I am sure they will be very happy to accomodate the outrageous CARB mandates.
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If not the 35d then what about the 40d that is supposed to go in the X5? Since CA (for all its warts -- and they are legion!) is perhaps the biggest single market for BMW outside Germany I am sure they will be very happy to accomodate the outrageous CARB mandates.
Pft, yeah. The US as a whole is BMW's largest market (still) followed by DE but I don't think a single state would buy more units than all of DE. Remember, there are many more models in Germany. Secondly, the US is one of the less profitable markets. Thirdly, China and the Middle East are new growth markets for BMW, so the focus on the firm is there, not so much here. China and the Middle East are highly profitable and consumer demand there is stronger. The world doesn't revolve around the US. We just complain the loudest.

Sales Volume in May 2011:

DE: 29.372; +27,7%
US: 26.452; +19,7%
CN: 21.150; +51,1%

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We just complain the loudest.
Having the fewest product choices may have something to do with that.
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Having the fewest product choices may have something to do with that.
at least you pay the lowest price for the car than the rest of us outside north america
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at least you pay the lowest price for the car than the rest of us outside north america
True that. I never complain about the price increases.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:53 AM
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Well, it's extremely unlikely that we'll see a 35d for the X3 because it doesn't exist anywhere and it's a bit silly to engineer an "old" engine (M57) into a car for US/Canada market only for something like the X3. The Europeans get the 30d with the N57 engine but you can thank California for its stringent emissions standards that are a hurdle for any new engine in the US.

On the other hand, it is very likely that the X3 will receive the 4-cyl turbo replacing the current NA-6cyl if not at the end of this year, then probably the year after. The current 6-cyl days are numbered. The X1 already has the new 4-cylinder.
Well, now it WILL exist somewhere. Europe is getting both, from the sound of this..

http://www.europecarnews.com/2011/08...ices-pictures/

Sure wish we could get 'em!
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