The 2003 BMW X3

The 2003 BMW X3


The World's First Premium Sports Activity Vehicle in its Class

  • An entirely new category of vehicles for the demanding, active individual
  • Superior, dynamic stance with unmistakable design
  • xDrive: New, intelligent all-wheel drive for supreme agility
  • 3.0- and 2.5-litre straight-six gasoline and 3.0-litre diesel engines
  • Sporting and versatile in both driving characteristics and equipment
BMW is enlarging the highly successful X-family through the addition of a very dynamic and versatile new vehicle The new BMW X3 combines the outstanding agility of a typical BMW with the broad range of practical benefits offered by a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The BMW X3 is indeed the first premium vehicle of its kind in the SAV segment below the X5, setting out in the market to conquer roads and tracks the world over.

The X3 combines the characteristic proportions of a Sports Activity with both classic and new BMW design elements. The modern design language with that unique interplay of concave and convex surfaces gives the X3 a youthful, fresh appearance. Numerous characteristic details, particularly the re-interpretation of the classic 'Hofmeister kick' in the rear side windows, the newly designed double kidney grille, as well as the front and rear lights underline the unique position of this special model within the BMW range. Long wheelbase with short overhangs and the roof line slowly dropping to the rear accentuate the dynamic character of this Sports Activity even at a standstill. Powerfully bulged wheel arches and the striking front end, finally, give this newcomer a strong character full of self-confidence, emphasizing its superior stance in every situation.

2003 BMW X3 | Part Two
Published 25 October 2003 Melanie Carter

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