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Old 8th April 2010, 15:53   #1
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2011 BMW X3 spied in Munich | Car Spy Photos

New spyshots from the streets of Munich show the upcoming BMW X3 in very light disguise making us believe its getting ready for the Paris Car Show, if not earlier. On these photos we can clearly see the front end and a lot of other details due to the lack of camouflage. Size seems slightly larger than the current X3 making it slot in perfectly between the smaller X1 and the bigger X5. The X3 will be powered by a 3.0 liter six cylinder petrol engine with turbo as well as one without turbo and diesel engines in a wide range.
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I feel this is totally need for the x3 to step up because at the moment the Q5 is ruling the roost. Hope the come up witht a great diesel engine to match the 3.0 tdi in the q5. they should try to plant the 335diesel engine in it ,Though I really doubt that.
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Bmw designers have to be the most laziest in the industry.They dont have to do much work,just borrow designs from the rest of the stable.
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Bmw designers have to be the most laziest in the industry.They dont have to do much work,just borrow designs from the rest of the stable.
Agreed. Ironically, these guys didn't pen it too. They are just modifying what Chris Bangle left. Badly miss Bangle ! He was one guy who had the nerve to experiment with lines.
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I feel this is totally need for the x3 to step up because at the moment the Q5 is ruling the roost. Hope the come up witht a great diesel engine to match the 3.0 tdi in the q5. they should try to plant the 335diesel engine in it ,Though I really doubt that.


I beg to differ. Here in Delhi/NCR there is hardly a Q5 or an X3, you see on the road, because nobody wants a petrol Q5 or X3 & the diesel Q5 is way too expensive. With no diesel options on the X3..I feel the X1 should set the charts on fire when it is launched...

I think once the Tiguan makes its entry the mid size diesel SUV's will have a field day. The XC60, VW Tiguan, Grand Vitara, Honda CRV, the all new Pajero, there are quite a few contenders, why they are taking forever to launch is a question I have not been able to answer



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Another contender in this bracket around the corner is Mercedes GLK. Have seen some abroad and they look good. Relatively small when seen abroad, but should be just right for India.
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I beg to differ. Here in Delhi/NCR there is hardly a Q5 or an X3, you see on the road, because nobody wants a petrol Q5 or X3 & the diesel Q5 is way too expensive. With no diesel options on the X3..I feel the X1 should set the charts on fire when it is launched...

I think once the Tiguan makes its entry the mid size diesel SUV's will have a field day. The XC60, VW Tiguan, Grand Vitara, Honda CRV, the all new Pajero, there are quite a few contenders, why they are taking forever to launch is a question I have not been able to answer



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Who said no diesels on offer in the X3 ? It shares the 2L(X Drive 20) mill from the 320d. But the new X3 reportedly gets a 3L mill.

And in my hometown and state, the X3 outsells Q5 by a very large margin. The number of Q5 in here is only a handful while the X3 is out there in lots. Even the X5 outsells Q5 in here.

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Who said no diesels on offer in the X3 ? It shares the 2L(X Drive 20) mill from the 320d. But the new X3 reportedly gets a 3L mill.

And in my hometown and state, the X3 outsells Q5 by a very large margin. The number of Q5 in here is only a handful while the X3 is out there in lots. Even the X5 outsells Q5 in here.


Thanks for correcting me.

The last time I ever looked at the X3 it was available in petrol only. Not being a great fan of the X3, never really bothered about it after that, hence the lack of updated information.



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