BMW X3 (F25)

BMW X3 ( since 2010)

The BMW X3 (internal designation: F25 ) is a compact SUV of the German automaker BMW and the successor of the first X3 ( E83).

Began the launch in Germany on November 20, 2010. Produces the F25 in BMW's U.S. plant in U.S. BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC in Greer, South Carolina.

  • 2.1 petrol engines
  • 2.2 Diesel Engines


Eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic

Upon request, an eight -speed automatic transmission transfers the power. Due to the high spread of gears the speed level and the noise level at high speeds were lowered. Despite the increase from six to eight stages of ZF 8HP automatic transmission was no need for additional components. Weight and dimensions are increased compared to the ZF 6HP - automatic only slightly. The eight-speed automatic has the additional ability to skip gears, so it can turn and has to open only one clutch if the driving situation from eighth to second gear. The gearbox is manufactured by ZF Friedrichshafen.

Suspension, steering

The chassis as a combination of a double-joint tiebar axle at the front and a five-arm rear axle is completely redesigned. Standard electromechanical power steering is fitted, optional can be directed through a variable sports steering.

Optional Dynamic Damper Control and Dynamic Drive Control

The electronically controlled dampers adapt to road surface conditions and the driver's style. The characteristic map of the damper control can be influenced by the driver via the " Dynamic Drive Control ". The first time available for a BMW X function makes it possible to select by pressing a key between " Normal", "Sport" and "Sport ". In addition to the damping behavior as well as the accelerator pedal progression, the response of the motor, the characteristic of power steering, and ESP and, if necessary the switching dynamics of the system can be modified.

Other options available

  • Head -up display
  • Internet
  • Rear view camera with optional Top View
  • M-Sport Package
  • Lane Departure
  • Speed ​​Limit Info, a system for the recognition of road signs. For this purpose, checks a camera street signs with speed limits. These are displayed in the speedometer as well as the Head- Up Display.


All models, except for the available from November 2012 sDrive 18d are equipped from the factory with the all-wheel drive system xDrive.

Gasoline engines

Diesel engines


On October 1, 2013 BMW has recalled about 176,000 vehicles of the models of the 1 Series, 3 Series and 5- Series, X1 and X3 SUV and Z-4 sports cars worldwide, including 6,000 vehicles in Germany. Affected vehicles built in 2012 and 2013. This is due to problems on the camshaft four-cylinder petrol engines, which can become a possible disruption of oil supply to the vacuum pump to the failure, and thus to the loss of brake power assistance.

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