2009 BMW X3 Edition Exclusive and Lifestyle

BMW added two new X3 special edition for the 2009 MY: the Editions Lifestyle and Exclusive. Starting autumn 2008 the BMW X3 will be available with no less than six different engines ranging from 150 hp all the way to 286 hp.

BMW X3 Edition Exclusive and Lifestyle

The 2.0-litre gasoline entry-level model will now be designated “BMW X3 xDrive20i”, and the most powerful diesel model driven by BMW’s 3.0-litre straight-six with Variable Twin Turbo will now bear the name “BMW X3 xDrive35d”.

The Edition Lifestyle highlights in particular the modern flair and sporting agility of the BMW X3. The vehicle comes with a wide range of paintwork colours made up of new Space Grey metallic and eight further colours. Additional highlights accentuating the impressive look of the Lifestyle model are 18-inch light-alloy rims in double-spoke design on the BMW X3 xDrive35d and, respectively, 17-inch V-spoke wheels on all other model variants.

BMW X3 Edition Exclusive and Lifestyle

The Edition Exclusive combines the sophisticated features so typical of the BMW X3 with particularly stylish flair and appearance. Outside, the new colour Mineral Green metallic exclusive to this Edition bears out these qualities in truly ideal style, with an alternative choice of no less than nine other paintwork colours.

Press release

Outstanding driving pleasure, absolute reliability, lasting value, and impressive efficiency – all these qualities have helped to make the BMW X3 BMW X3 overwhelmingly successful the world over. Customer deliveries of more than 500,000 units clearly prove the ongoing popularity of this unique Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) from BMW.

In autumn 2008 this premium SAV, still the only model of its kind in this segment, is becoming even more appealing thanks to the launch of two new Edition Models: Offering carefully coordinated features and equipment, the Editions Lifestyle and Exclusive highlight either the modern or, respectively, the high-quality character of the BMW X3 in truly exceptional style.
A further outstanding point on both Edition Models is the exclusive combination of paintwork colours, seat upholstery and light-alloy wheels, customising the BMW X3 to the particular wishes of the customer. And last but certainly not least, the new Comfort Package Plus comes as an option on both Edition Models.

Entering the 2009 model year, the BMW X3 is being upgraded by a refined range of materials featured as standard in the interior as well as new options in terms of paintwork colours, interior trim, light-alloy rims, and storage boxes/trays.
As of autumn 2008 the BMW X3 available with no less than six different engines ranging from 110 kW/150 hp all the way to 210 kW/286 hp will furthermore receive new model designations, introducing the model names already featured on the BMW X6 BMW X6 specifying engine output and referring explicitly to BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive technology. As an example, the 2.0-litre gasoline entry-level model will now be designated “BMW X3 xDrive20i”, and the most powerful diesel model driven by BMW’s 3.0-litre straight-six with Variable Twin Turbo will now bear the name “BMW X3 xDrive35d”.

Sporting performance in modern style: BMW X3 Edition Lifestyle.

The Edition Lifestyle highlights in particular the modern flair and sporting agility of the BMW X3. The vehicle comes with a wide range of paintwork colours made up of new Space Grey metallic and eight further colours. Additional highlights accentuating the impressive look of the Lifestyle model are 18-inch light-alloy rims in double-spoke design on the BMW X3 xDrive35d and, respectively, 17-inch V-spoke wheels on all other model variants.

Inside, a leather steering wheel, seat upholstery in Pearlpoint/Pearl cloth/leather as well as the gearshift and handbrake lever gaiters finished in black exude an outstanding flair of sporting elegance. This superior ambience is rounded off by interior trim in Space Grey metallic, with an alternative choice of four other trim variants.

As an option the BMW X3 Edition Lifestyle is also available with leather upholstery in Nevada style as well as further light-alloy wheels from the wide range of accessories and equipment featured on this BMW SAV. 

Stylish elegance: BMW X3 Edition Exclusive.

The Edition Exclusive combines the sophisticated features so typical of the BMW X3 with particularly stylish flair and appearance. Outside, the new colour Mineral Green metallic exclusive to this Edition bears out these qualities in truly ideal style, with an alternative choice of no less than nine other paintwork colours.
Eighteen-inch light-alloy wheels in attractive Y-spoke design additionally highlight the superior character of this exceptional SAV.

The Edition Exclusive of the BMW X3 offers the driver and passengers a particularly luxurious ambience in enjoying the car’s dynamic driving qualities. This supremacy is ensured, among other things, by standard, sports and, respectively, comfort seats in Nevada leather, a leather steering wheel, extra-comfortable armrests at the front, as well as interior trim in light burr walnut. In the interest of even greater safety and motoring comfort, the Edition Exclusive likewise comes with xenon headlights, a headlight washing system, a rain sensor, and a lights package.

Both Edition Models of the four-cylinder versions of the BMW X3 are finished with kidney grille bars in Graphite metallic and feature an oval chrome tailpipe on the exhaust. In addition, both Edition Models may be further upgraded by BMW Individual features in the interior.

Adding further attraction: Comfort Package Plus.

Both Edition versions of the BMW X3 are also available with a new Comfort Package Plus as an individual option. This includes Servotronic steering assistance, a multifunction steering wheel, automatic air conditioning and a climate comfort windscreen, an interior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function, the BMW Business audio system including HiFi loudspeakers, an additional storage package, and a ski-bag.

The Comfort Package Plus on the BMW X3 Edition Lifestyle comes additionally with the rain sensor already included in the Edition Exclusive version. And should the customer choose the Comfort Package Plus as an individual option, he will also receive the light-alloy wheels and the leather steering wheel already included in the Editions as such.

Depending on the model variant, the Comfort Package Plus starts at a price of Euro 1,950.-. The prices of the new Edition Models range from Euro 36,700.- for the BMW X3 xDrive20i Edition Lifestyle to Euro 53,950.- for the BMW X3 xDrive35d Edition Lifestyle, and Euro 39,650.- for the BMW X3 xDrive20i Edition Exclusive up to 56,050.- Euro for the BMW X3 xDrive35d Edition Exclusive.

Refinement to the last detail: new paintwork and interior materials.

Apart from the new colours Mineral Green and Space Grey metallic offered on the Edition Lifestyle and Edition Exclusive models, the BMW X3 also comes as of autumn 2008 for the first time with paintwork in Vermillion Red metallic. This colour combines perfectly with cloth/leather upholstery in Pearlpoint/Pearl and the Vermillion Red/Black colour combination.
The new options also include seat upholstery in BMW Soft Cowhide Individual Leather in the colour combinations Criollo Brown/Black and Champagne/Black, as well as leather upholstery in Nevada with the colour variants Oyster/Black and Saddle Brown/Black. 

The materials used in the interior are being enhanced in an ongoing process of regular refinement, with the BMW X3 featuring rotary knobs for the radio and the optional navigation system as well as a handbrake button in chrome as of autumn 2008. The new Edition Models also come as individual options with light-alloy rims, an extended package of storage boxes and trays, a roof railing in Silver matt, footmats with leather surrounds and interior trim in light burr walnut as well as BMW Individual interior trim in Black Piano paint. And last but certainly not least, the BMW X3 will also be available in future with a snap-in adapter for integrating the Apple iPhone.

BMW X3: agile trendsetter, reliable multi-talented performer.

The new Edition versions and options give the BMW X3 a truly individual look enhancing the vehicle’s premium character to an even higher level. As the most sophisticated, dynamic, active and, at the same time, efficient vehicle in its segment, the BMW X3 is perfectly set to continue its impressive story of success also in the 2009 model year.

Particularly the BMW X3 xDrive20d with average fuel consumption of 6.5 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 43.5 mpg imp) and a CO2 rating of 172 grams per kilometre offers convincing proof of the qualities ensured by the most advanced engine technology and BMW Efficient Dynamics also in the SAV market. Maximum output of the four-cylinder diesel in this model is 130 kW/177 bhp, providing an unparalleled balance of driving pleasure and fuel economy in every respect.

The outstanding qualities of the BMW X3 are borne out last but certainly not least by the vehicle’s class victory in the 2008 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Index. In this neutral, non-partisan study of the satisfaction of car owners in Germany with their vehicle, the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle proudly comes No 1 in the Offroad Category. And a further point definitely worth mentioning is that the BMW X3 was already the No 1 choice of readers of the all-wheeler magazine “Auto Bild Allrad”, choosing BMW’s SAV as their “All-Wheeler of the Year” in both 2006 and 2007. In the same years, finally, the BMW X3 was also voted “Offroader of the Year” by the readers of “Off Road”, scoring outstanding class victories in the process.

In October 2007 the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) lauded the BMW X3 as their “Top Safety Pick“ in 2008 for its outstanding range of safety equipment and excellent results in the IIHS Crash Test Programme. This year the BMW X3 received the “Yellow Angel” Award from ADAC, the world’s largest motoring club, in their “Quality” category as the most reliable vehicle on the road in Germany. And again last but certainly not least, the market pricing experts of the EurotaxSchwacke only recently rated the BMW X3 BMW X3 as their No 1 in the 2008 AutomobilForecastIndex, confirming that BMW’s SAV has the lowest loss of value of all vehicles in its segment.


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6 engine option, new collors, and some option, no changes in design smiley

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