After revealing the second generation BMW X3, the German company has also decided to announce details on the new X3 equipped with an M-Sport package. This setup will be available from the second quarter of 2011, tentatively. Prices will be announced at a later date.
The new BMW X3 M-Sport package will be available in a rich Carbon Black metallic paint finish and will feature powerful 19" M light-weight alloy wheels and sports suspensions. On the interior it will get an M multifunction leather steering wheel and variable sports steering, an M gear selection lever, gearshift paddles, ergonomically shaped sports seats, Pearlpoint cloth-leather upholstery, and an Anthracite BMW Individual roof liner.
The M Sports package will include the side skirts, wheel arches, and front and rear aprons to match the exterior body color. An example of this is the Carbon Black metallic paint finish that is exclusive to the M Sports package. Window surrounds and roof rails have also been jazzed up by high-gloss BMW Individual Shadow Line.
Updated 09/20/2010: BMW has unveiled today new images and details on the M-Sport package for the new generation X3. The package will be offered with BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, interior trim in Fine Brushed Aluminum, an M gear lever knob and a stainless steel inlay in the luggage compartment loading sill. Check the image gallery to see all the images.
Press release after the jump.
Dynamic and compelling, the M Sports package drives the sporty nature of the BMW X3 to even greater heights. The rich Carbon Black metallic paint finish and powerful 19-inch M light-weight alloy wheel rims set the tone, while the sports suspension tuning delivers the experience.
More Driving tools: the M multifunction leather steering wheel and variable sports steering. The M gear selection lever boasts particularly short throws. In the BMW xDrive35i with standard eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic, the M leather steering wheel also features gearshift paddles. The sporty suspension settings give you stiffer dampers and deliver precise feedback.
Ergonomically shaped sports seats provide side support against strong lateral forces, such as when cornering at speed. The Pearlpoint cloth-leather upholstery offers a beautifully tactile surface; matching the BMW Individual roof liner, it comes in sleek Anthracite.
With the M Sports package, the side skirts, wheel arches and front and rear aprons are in body colour - for example, the Carbon Black metallic paint finish that is exclusive to the M Sports package. Window surrounds and roof rails are in the high-gloss BMW Individual Shadow Line.
Available from the second quarter of 2011 (subject to change).
Press release 20.09.2010
Alongside the new BMW X3, the 2010 Paris Motor Show also sees the world debut of the M Sports package developed for the new edition of this Sports Activity Vehicle. A model-specific option from BMW M GmbH, it is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2011 and comprises attractive chassis, aerodynamics, exterior and interior components that allow for further optimisation of the exceptional dynamics of the new BMW X3 as well as lending them a visually striking look. The range of features includes the M aerodynamics package, chromed exhaust tailpipes and BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line for the side window surrounds and roof railing. The front, side and rear body components of the M aerodynamics package come in body colour, and the inlay in the rear apron is painted in Dark Shadow metallic.
Sports suspension tuning and 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, along with Performance Control for the standard-fitted xDrive all-wheel-drive system, boost the dynamic potential of the Sports Activity Vehicle. In the new BMW X3 xDrive35i they are complemented by a sports automatic transmission featuring steering wheel shift paddles and variable sports steering including Servotronic. As an option, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels are also available with differently sized front and rear tyres, while the accessories range also offers 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with different front and rear tyres.
Sports seats in a cloth/leather combination, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons including cruise control, door entry sills with the M logo and an M driver’s footrest contribute to enhanced driving pleasure in the interior of the new BMW X3 with the M Sports package. This premium sporting ambience is rounded off by the BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, interior trim in Fine Brushed Aluminium, an M gear lever knob (only for the BMW X3 xDrive20d with manual gearbox) and a stainless steel inlay in the luggage compartment loading sill.