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All-wheel drive, or xDrive in BMW parlance, is now standard, while a diesel engine option is no longer on the table in the US, where the vehicle is produced. In this short video, you can see how well the xDrive system works, how it deals with the split of touque. Despite mirroring the displacement of the outgoing X3’s gas-sipping engines, the 2018 X3’s two engines are entirely new to this model line, though they are shared with other BMW products such as the 3-series and the 5-series. The engines are both more powerful and torquier than their predecessors, with xDrive30i models making 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque—a gain of 8 hp over the old inline-four (but 2 fewer lb-ft). More impressive is the M40i’s output: 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, increases of 55 ponies and 69 lb-ft. Both engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters; the M40i adds a launch-control function. Enjoy If you like what you see don't hesitate and subscribe :-) Or if you have any questions or comments write 📝 and I'll be glad to answer them.
The BMW M5 has arrived! It's been a busy week, with a trip to the BMW Welt to collect the M5 as the icing on the cake. The latest Shmeemobile arrives to be the daily driver in Germany, a car from BMW M and hence there will be a lot of content to come as we get to know it inside-out. The 6th Gen M5 mixes incredible performance with vast levels of technology, making it a super-saloon and a dream daily driver. I'll be taking the car to events like the Nurburgring 24H, Le Mans 24H and on other adventures around the continent as I get to know the M5 over many thousands of miles. We'll also be making special visits to venues like the factory, BMW individual, and experimenting more with the intelligent M xDrive system and the ability to pop it purely into 2WD mode - if 4WD/4WD Sport isn't your thing. The car comes with thanks to BMW M who have very kindly provided it for test purposes over the coming months. As a car of particular interest to both myself and many of you - this seems like the perfect time to get to know what it's all about and put it through its paces. To kick things off, a collection experience was lined up at the famous BMW Welt in Munich. It's a location home to handovers of cars to those from the USA and Canada doing 'European Delivery', but also to almost 20,000 customers from Germany, Italy, France and more who choose to come to the factory for the experience. As a way to have a memorable time collecting a new car, I honestly could not recommend it enough, it felt truly special and exciting. It's been a busy week, collecting my Dad's Aston Martin DB11, then both my new Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition and Red Edition, and now the long-term test car BMW M5, but certainly one I won't forget as the new adventures for this summer get underway! Thanks for watching, Tim Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Shmee150YT Website: http://www.shmee150.com Facebook: http://www.fb.com/shmee150 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/shmee150
The optional Parking Assistant Plus in the new BMW X3 2017/2018 makes parking and manoeuvring the vehicle easier. It features Surround View including Top View, Remote 3D View and the Parking Assistant with linear guidance, which parks the vehicle parallel or perpendicular to the lane completely automatically. The system works by measuring potential spaces while driving past them at a low speed.
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Compact crossovers are hot. But competition in the luxury SUV category is fierce. How fierce? Over the last couple years, we’ve seen new players from Volvo, Jaguar, Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Infiniti, and BMW. And this summer we’ll have the new Acura RDX in the dealerships. With consumers quickly shifting to SUVs, BMW redesigned its X3 to make it more attractive to buyers who want something more than a premium SUV. The task isn’t easy. The third-generation X3 has been in U.S. dealers since last November, and from December to February, the X3 has suffered a decline in sales. In the first two months of this year, the Bavarian compact SUV is down 13.1 percent, selling 6,235 units in that time frame. Acura, for example, sold 6,727 units of the old RDX in the first two months of the year, and Mercedes put a whooping 10,196 units of the GLC on the streets during the same period. BMW, however, expects that sales of the new X3 will revamp pretty soon and is increasing its production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant. Propelled by a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that produces 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, the X3 uses an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends all of that power to the four wheels through a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. To see how that formula works, we took it to the track to run our standardized tests. The 2018 BMW X3 got from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and completed the quarter mile run in 14.8 seconds at 92.6 mph. Those sound like good numbers—and they are—even when we compare them to our 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic long-termer (Motor Trend’s 2017 SUV of the Year), which goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 89.6 mph. Our BMW tester was equipped with the Dynamic Handling package, which adds M Sport brakes. The resulting stop from 60 mph took 123 feet. The X3 took 26.9 seconds at an average 0.64 g to complete our figure-eight testing, but testing director Kim Reynolds didn’t find the Bimmer to be as fun as its new, younger sibling. We tested the X3 alongside the X2, and Reynolds said the younger model handles better. “The X3 feels heavy and not overly powerful,” he said. “It has a lot of understeer and brake feel that’s good, but it’s not nearly as communicative as the X2’s. Indeed, the X2 really puts this to shame in terms of handling as well.” However, he found the X3 chassis more solid and body motions “well controlled.” On the city streets and highway, I found the X3’s ride smooth and comfortable. The power coming out of the 2.0 turbo is not spectacular, but press harder, and you’ll feel the punch. The driving modes available are Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport. The latter holds gears longer and provides, like its name suggests, a more dynamic drive. If you’re looking for more power, however, the BMW X3 M40i might be the model to choose, as it’s equipped with a six-cylinder inline engine that delivers 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The eight-speed tranny feels well mated to the 2.0-liter engine and quickly shifts when it’s supposed to. Paddle shifters help the driver experience a more passionate drive. After driving our Jaguar F-Pace 35t R-Sport long-termer a couple of days after spending almost a week in the X3, I found that the BMW’s suspension is way less stiff and more confortable to ride. Although our Jag rides on 20-inch wheels and the Bimmer we had rode on 19-inchers, the stiffness of the chassis was more notable on the F-Pace. Editor-in-chief Ed Loh asked me how I liked the ride quality in his long-term vehicle when I first drove it a couple of months ago, and my reaction was the same as now: very rigid. However, that difference was more notable after driving the X3. If there’s one thing that should be improved in the X3, it’s the start/stop system, which makes a lot of noise and vibrations inside the cabin when the engine is turned on or off. The system can be turned off with the push of a button, but we’ve recently seen better systems in mainstream cars, like in Chevys and Fords.