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BMW X3

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An SUV produced by BMW beginning with model year 2004.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's BMW X3 page on 26 October 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by German automaker BMW since 2003. Based on the BMW 3 Series platform, and now in its third generation, BMW markets the crossover as a Sports Activity Vehicle, the company's proprietary descriptor for its X-line of vehicles. The first generation X3 was designed by BMW in conjunction with Magna Steyr of Graz, Austria—who also manufactured all X3s under contract to BMW. BMW manufactures the second generation X3 at their Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, United States. The third generation of the BMW X3 is also manufactured at BMW South Africa's Rosslyn plant, a facility that recently underwent a major upgrade to prepare for the X3 production. About 76,000 units will be manufactured there annually.

Designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class (renamed GLC-Class since 2016), Audi Q5, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, Volvo XC60, Lincoln MKC, Lexus NX, and the Range Rover Velar, it slots below the larger X5 and the Coupé-like X6, but above the smaller X1 and the X2.


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BMW X3 On the streets of Chicago, Illinois
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
17 May 2007BMW To Build Next X3 In U.S.Anthony Fontanelle
24 May 2007BMW's Smallest SUV: the X3Anthony Fontanelle
17 February 2011München: Jugendliche testen Geländetauglichkeit eines entwendeten BMW X3 Wikinews
16 October 2012BMW of North America, LLC, a Subsidiary of BMW AG, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
17 December 2013BMW of North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
13 July 2018Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 BMW X3 Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Michael A. Cole)


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
publication 7 October 2004Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2004 BMW X3 MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 30.8MB - 460 pages
publication 5 October 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims
2007 BMW X3 3.0si
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 2.5MB - 46 pages
publication 17 December 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 138: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
2007 BMW X3 3.0si Four-Door MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 2.7MB - 76 pages
publication 21 February 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301R: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2007 BMW X3 3.0si
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 5.9MB - 57 pages
publication 23 May 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 8.6MB - 170 pages
publication 28 June 2011NHTSA Recall 11V341000
2011 BMW X3
Steering:Electric Power Assist System
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
publication 28 June 2011Recall Campaign, Electric Power Steering, 2011 BMW X3 SAV
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Jan Urbahn, BMW Group
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 326KB - 4 pages
publication July 2011Recall Campaign 11V-341: Electric Power Steering (EPS) AssistBMW
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 40KB - 3 pages
publication 1 July 2011ELECTRIC POWER STEERING UNIT
To: Jan Urbahn, BMW of North America, LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 23KB - 3 pages
publication 8 July 2011Recall Campaign, Electric Power Steering, 2011 BMW X3 SAV Amendment

To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Jan Urbahn, BMW Group
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 38KB - 1 page
publication 22 July 2011Recall Campaign, Electric Power Steering, 2011 BMW X3 SAV Owner Notification Schedule Update
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Jan Urbahn, BMW Group
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 30KB - 1 page
publication August 2011Recall Campaign No. 11V-341: Electric Power Steering Assist
To: BMW Owner
From: BMW of North America, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 107KB - 3 pages
publication 27 September 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301R: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2011 BMW X3
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 6.6MB - 55 pages
publication 28 October 2011Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG)
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 39KB - 1 page
publication 27 January 2012Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG)
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 39KB - 1 page
publication 30 April 2012Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG)
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 39KB - 1 page
publication 30 July 2012Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG)
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 39KB - 1 page
publication 30 October 2012Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG)
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 39KB - 1 page
publication 30 January 2013Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW AG)
NHTSA Recall 11V341000

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- 40KB - 1 page


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