BMW Drops The New 2007 X3 On An Unsuspecting UK; US Version To Follow


Ooh, those spy shots from this morning sure were prescient, weren't they? BMW is capitalizing on the PR two-fer today — spy shots in the AM, real shots in the late AM — and talking up the two-fer in changes to the new-for-2007 Beemer SUV. The big story's the engine on the 3.0sd. It's a twin-turbo 3.0-litre diesel with 286 hp in output — and as BMW says, it's "the most powerful diesel engine ever to power a production BMW in the UK." But BMW claims this isn't just a story about a new engine — but also a story about the SUV's "slightly tweaked" exterior. These "slight tweaks" include "rear...LED lights" and a "color-coded spoiler" and an interior featuring a "three-spoke steering wheel." What can we say — we're slightly underwhelmed. The UK edition is expected to drop in September and the US edition should be available in the near future shortly thereafter. Thanks to the boys at Dubspeed, we've got two more pics after the jump — we'll have the rest up shortly.

BMW Drops The New 2007 X3 On An Unsuspecting UK; US Version To Follow

BMW Drops The New 2007 X3 On An Unsuspecting UK; US Version To Follow

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Spy Photos: 2007 BMW X3 to Be Revealed this Week? [internal]