The second "SUV" in the BMW family has arrived, and development work is in full swing on a special accessories range to cover all areas of the vehicle.
For the 3.0d version of the BMW X3, a Diesel Performance Upgrade is in development. This will increase the engine output to 180 kW / 245 HP and raise the maximum torque to 460 Nm. Despite the more powerful engine, the high driving comfort, moderate fuel consumption and excellent stability remain unchanged. With or without the performance upgrade, we also recommend as further developments the sports rear silencer of special steel with chromed racing tailpipe, as this ensures improved gas flow.
Some years ago the suspension development of the X-ROAD came under the motto: "All Day - All Way". The same is naturally true of the X3. With its sports suspension, the X3 has an unlimited territory. Changing terrain - gravel slopes or asphalt roads - are no problem for the sports performance of the X3 with AC Schnitzer suspension. The lowering by 20 - 30 mm in conjunction with the specially set up dampers perceptibly improves both the driving dynamics and the stability.
Secure contact with the ground is guaranteed by the different wheel and tyre combinations. The Type IV alloys and racing rims form the top version. The maximum size at the front with the Type IV racing rims is 9.0Jx21" offset 32 with tyres 255/30R21 and at the rear 10.0J x 21" offset 33 with 295/25R21. Alternative there are also the 20" size racing rim Type IV, and the classic racing rim Type III available. 19" wheels are also available - this size is covered by the Type III alloy and racing rims and the new Type IV alloys. Further down the scale, the range is completed with 17" and 18" wheels of these types.
The X3 is also converted aerodynamically and visually. The aerodynamic range, completely paintable, contains a front skirt which integrates harmoniously the standard fog lights and the grille. Optionally the new front skirt can be fitted with a Chromeline set.
At the rear, a rear roof spoiler and a rear skirt with indicated underfloor wing profile and a cut-out for the sports rear silencer provide aerodynamic balance. The rear skirt is available for vehicles with and without towbar.
To enhance the cockpit, a carbon fibre interior trim in silver and airbag sports steering wheels are currently planned. Pedal sets, foot rest, gear knobs and a handbrake handle in aluminium set the highlights. The interior range is completed by velours foot mats with the AC Schnitzer logo.