Year of Manufacture2010
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Every detail of the X3 expresses agility, style and dynamism. Strong, elegant lines underscore its fascinating temperament and sporting ambition. From the powerful bonnet through to the distinct rear, the X3 muscular proportions are hard to ignore. And the almost completely body-coloured bumpers and the elevated seat position add the finishing touches to its truly unmistakable character.
The interior of the BMW
It fun to investigate the details in the BMW X3. Colours, shapes and materials have been harmoniously combined to correspond with the highest standards in both function and design. From the instruments and trims to the seat fabric and seams, attention has been given to every last detail to ensure that the striking visual language of the exterior continues seamlessly into the interior.
The BMW restraint system
The safety belts are fitted with force limiters and tensioners with electronically controlled pyrotechnic actuators. In the event of a collision, the tensioner tightens the seatbelts in a fraction of a second for greater restraint. The seatbelts also prevent “submarining”, when passengers slide abruptly underneath the lap strap in an impact.
The airbag system
Airbags are another aspect of the BMW X3 comprehensive safety programme. The protection afforded by driver and front passenger airbags is augmented by side airbags. These side and head airbags are standard in front and rear. The Impact Depending System inflates only the appropriate airbags to the correct degree for maximum safety.
Hill Descent Control
Hill Descent Control (HDC) is a standard feature which drivers can activate when negotiating steep downhill gradients. This automatic speed control brakes each wheel individually as required, reducing the X3 forward motion to slightly more than walking speed. Drivers can vary their speed by using the accelerator or brake. This makes for a smoother, more easily controlled descent as drivers can concentrate fully on steering.