Background information, features, pricing, and specifications for the 2005 BMW X3 sport utility vehicle, which is based upon BMW's 3 series platform.
BMW, Bavarian Motor Works is a German car company that produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles. BMW is the parent company of Rolls-Royce, and is the self proclaimed, 'Ultimate Driving Machine.'
The BMW X3, a crossover SUV, is based on the BMW 3-Series automobile platform and is a sporty SUV that was designed in 2004. According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia, www.wikipedia.com, the upgraded 2005 X3 3.0i won Canadian Car of the Year's, 'Best New Sport Utility Vehicle' award; it is equipped with the xDrive all-wheel-drive system and is surprisingly fast. Automotive.com, www.automotive.com, reports that two models are available; the X3 2.5i, which has a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine, and the X3 3.0i, which has a 225-horsepower, 3.0-liter engine. Both models have the choice of a six-speed manual transmission, or a five-speed automatic Steptronic transmission.
The X3, 2.5i starts at $30,000, and the X3, 3.0i starts at $36,000.
For more information on the BMW X3, visit Edmunds, www.edmunds.com, Wikipedia Encyclopedia, en.wikipedia.org, or Automotive.com, www.automotive.com.
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