New BMW X3 (2011) M Sport PackageSat, 24 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
The BMW X3 2011 M Sport Package
It’s only just over a week since BMW revealed the 2011 BMW X3, an evolutionary makeover for BMW’s middle ranking SAV. And now we get – although not officially from BMW yet – the M Sport Package for the latest X3.
The M Sport Package does butch the X3 up a fair bit with new bumpers, body-coloured aprons front and back together with new skirts and wheel arches. There’s also some nice new 19″ alloys and Individual Shadow Line guards and roof rails.
The interior gets some work too with front Sports Seats with Pearlpoint cloth/leather upholstery, a multi-function leather steering wheel with paddles and a black roof lining.
There’s no extra grunt on offer with the M Sport Package, but there are tweaks to the suspension to give a stiffer setup with lowered suspension (which always seems daft on an SUV – but then no one buys a BMW SUV to go off-road) and variable rate steering.
The standard 2011 BMW X3 goes on sale in November in the UK, but don’t expect to see the M Sport Package available until well in to 2011.
By Cars UK