Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Picture update: BMW X3 xDrive20d (2012 / F25)

Late 2010 BMW introduced the new X3 F25, as a replacement for its predecessor, the first X3 (E83) that was available between 2004 and 2010.  In contrast to its predecessor, the X3 was not produced by Steyr in Austria anymore, but the production was moved to BMWs Spartanburg plant in Greer, South Carolina, in the United States. At this production plant BMW also produced its X5 and X6 models, in a move to concentrate its SUV-activities near the largest market for these vehicles (the United States).

BMW offers the X3 with a range of different petrol engines, ranging from the sDrive18d (only available with rear-wheel drive) to the xDrive35i that produces 306hp. In the summer of 2014 the X3 will receive its facelift, with minor changes made to the exterior, interior and optional equipment.

Model (Code / Model Year): BMW X3 xDrive20d (2012 / F25)
Engine: four-cylinder TwinPower-Turbo diesel engine (1995cm³)  
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
Performance: 184hp / 380nm
0 to 100km/h: 8,4 sec
Top speed: 210km/h (131mp/h)
Weight: 1790 - 1880kg
Fuel tank (US gallons): 67 liter (17,7 US gallons)
Production date: August 2012

Exterior colour: Mineral Silver metallic (A14)
Upholstery: Black Nevada leather (LUSW)
Interior trim: Fine woodgrain interior trim 'Fineline Wave'
Wheels: 17" V-spoke style 304 alloy wheels

Optional equipment on this specific car:
  • Automatic Gearbox - Steptronic 8-speed (S205A)
  • Servotronic Steering (S216A)
  • Electronic Damper Control (EDC) (S223A)
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel (S249A)
  • Sport Steering Wheel (S255A)
  • Run-flat tyres (S258A)
  • Performance Control (S2VGA)
  • Variable sport steering (S2VLA)
  • Reversing Assist camera (S3AGA)
  • Roof rails, matt aluminium (S3ATA)
  • X Line (S3XLA)
  • Panoramic glass sunroof (S402A)
  • Luggage compartment separating net (S413A)
  • Floor mats, velours (S423A)
  • Exterior mirrors - auto dimming (S430A)
  • Interior mirror - auto dimming (S431A)
  • Electric front seats + Driver Memory (S459A)
  • Split-folding rear seats (S465A)
  • Extended storage (S493A)
  • Seat heating, front (S494A)
  • Instrument panel embellishers, black (S4NGA)
  • Smoker package (S4U3A)
  • Headlight wash (S502A)
  • Xenon Headlights (S522A)
  • Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear (S508A)
  • Automatic air conditioning (S534A)
  • Cruise control with brake function (S544A)
  • Light package (S563A)
  • Navigations system - BMW Professional Multimedia (S609A)
  • BMW Assist (S612A)
  • Internet, preparation (S614A)
  • Expanded BMW Online Information (S615A)
  • BMW Online (S616A)
  • Preparation, mobile phone, Business (S633A)
  • HiFi speaker system (S676A)
  • BMW TeleServices (S6AAA)
  • Control for Teleservices (S6ABA)
  • Music interface for Smartphone (S6NFA)
  • Connection Bluetooth + USB devices incl. (S6NLA)
  • Apps (S6NRA)
  • Navigation Professional / cellphone preperation Bluetooth (S7SPA)

Fine woodgrain interior trim 'Fineline Wave'
Electric seats with memory
Reversing assist camera with Park Distance Control
Standard seats with Black Nevada leather
Navigation system professional
8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
Some pro's and con's on the BMW X3 xDrive20d:

  • Excellent automatic gearbox
  • Good satellite navigation system with a large screen
  • Bluetooth connection for both the phone and MP-3 function works perfectly
  • Decent amount of space for four persons
  • Large panoramic sunroof
  • Considering the drag (higher position) and all-wheel drive, the fuel consumption of the 2.0 liter diesel engine is good (7.0l / 100km after 800 kilometers of mixed driving)
  • Steep price
  • Standard seats are "ok", but not great
  • Location of the USB-connection in the center console instead of armrest, makes the car look untidy if the phone flies around the center console

Other BMW X3 F25 media:

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