BMW have gone mad….the X3

Just in case you didn’t know, the BMW X3 is due for launch in Ireland this November, it’s going to be €4,170 cheaper than the outgoing model, priced at €45,810 it’s going to have some good standard equipment, Nevada leather upholstery, two-zone air conditioning, iDrive controller and colour display.

Better news is that, the 2.0d variant of the X3 will only have 149 grams of Co2, that makes the road tax €302 per year, that in 184hp car that has a 0-100kph of 8.5sec is very good.

BMW have kindly wrapped up the usual options into various packages, they are:

Business Advanced Media package – €3,253

(Business navigation, Bluetooth telephone preparation with USB interface, voice control)

Professional Multimedia Media package – €3703

(Professional navigation, Bluetooth telephone preparation with USB interface, voice control)

Visibility package – €2237

(Xenon headlights, Headlight wash, Adaptive headlights, High-beam assistant and dimming and folding exterior mirrors.)

Cold weather package – €1187

(Steering wheel heating, front and rear seat heating, and through loading with 40:20:40 seat split.)

All that, and there’s an M sport version coming in 2011, looks like the big diesels might just make a proper come back. See www.bmw.ie for more details, or have a chat to your local dealer about ordering one.