BMW Drives New 2011 X3's Prices Down, Starts from $37,625

BMW has announced U.S. pricing for its all-new, second-generation X3 before the crossover model arrives in dealerships at the end of the year. Customers can choose from two variants, the X3 xDrive28i that comes with a 3.0-liter inline-six engine producing 240HP and a base price of $37,625, or the X3 xDrive35i with a 300HP turbocharged-six priced at $41,925. Both prices include $875 destination and handling fee.

According to the Bavarian firm, the entry price for the X3 is $2,100 lower than the previous generation model [2010 X3] which started at $39,725.

The two new X3 models come equipped with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission and BMW's xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system, as well as with Bluetooth connectivity, iPod/USB interface, anti-theft alarm system, and on the X3 xDrive35i, standard Xenon Adaptive Headlights.

The new X3 is built exclusively at BMW's Spartanburg, S.C. factory, with the company claiming that customers will be able to make changes to their vehicle order until six days prior to the start of production.