Thursday, June 30, 2011
Comparison of the BMW X3 First Generation and Second Generation
The first generation was launched in 2004 and has sold over 614,824 units worldwide. He is at once an SUV BMW's most lots sold. The second generation began production on 20 November 2010.
Gasoline and diesel
For the generation-2, BMW Indonesia offers two versions of the machine, namely a 3.0 liter gasoline twin-turbocharger equipped with direct injection technology. This type is called the xDrive35i and is the most luxurious version. Meanwhile, the diesel version is named xDrive20d. This version 4-cylinder engine with common rail technology, turbocharger, piezoelectric injectors and is offered in two variants, namely the Executive and Business.
It uses motion SUV AWD system (All-Wheel Drive) full-time with dynamic traction control. That is, either on a smooth road and off-road, four wheel operated directly by transmission. The typical transmission STEPTRONIC BMW X3 uses. The latest version uses a comparison of 8-gear acceleration. The operation simply by pushing the lever shifter to the front and back! Shifter model similar to that used in other BMW models, Series 5 and Series-7.
Other standard equipment is cornering brake control (CBC), dynamic brake control (DBC), rain brake support, fading compensation, Hill-start assistant, hill descent control (HDC), and electric hand brake plus monitor the distance to the object in front and rear car when parking. In addition to making this SUV a secure and comfortable when accelerated, these features also make the security level is guaranteed. In addition, these features are also very easy working drivers, including in difficult circumstances. For example, when stopped on the hill (with the use of HDC).
At first glance, somewhat difficult to distinguish the X3 and the Gen-1 Gen-2 this. The reason, BMW does not make a revolutionary design change and remain with the transition. In fact, the exterior changes thoroughly. Changes to the front there is the grille, bumpers, headlights, side sepakbor front, and hood. At the rear, there are differences on the glass door, a combination lamp design, the rear door, bumper, and exhaust tip. Especially on the gasoline engine, the second generation there are two exhaust tip. The combination lamp design (rear) All-New X3 is the same as that used in other recent BMW models, the layered design (clearly visible when the light is on). From the side, the differences seen in the design of the wheel (wheel) and a line along the side of the vehicle. In the latest version, the side-line starting from the front sepakbor and forwarded to the front door so as to form a straight line with the center of the door handle, door, and taillights. In the first generation, the side-line of this body is above the door handle. Door handle design is also more stylish and exclusive.