The BMW X3 is a desirable car for many of us, having four-wheel drive, partial off-road ability, whilst still being as sporty to drive as a BMW saloon.
This vehicle, which is categorised by the Bavarian manufacturer as a SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), is made all the more desirable after a visit to the workshop of the tuning specialist LUMMA from Winterlingen. The X3 is given an even sportier look and more power by fitting various body-styling elements, lowering the suspension, fitting a set of aluminium wheels and tuning the engine.
By fitting the D-Box, LUMMA breathes an additional 41 horsepower into the series-produced 150 kW / 204 bhp 3 litre six cylinder straight engine, giving it a total of 180 kW / 245 bhp. This diesel then has a powerful torque of 492 Nm – an extra 82 Nm. This power makeover costs € 750.
apart from those with self-levelling suspension, LUMMA provides an H&R suspension lowering kit for € 349, which brings the X3 45 mm closer to the road at the front and rear. Stylish LUMMA/ATP wheels round off the external appearance of this SAV. The price for the complete set of wheels is € 5,896. LUMMA fits these chunky wheels in their 10 x 22 inch design with 285/30 tyres from Kumho.
Four pipes, each with a 76 mm diameter, allow the power of this X3 3.0d CLR X to be heard, providing the acoustic proof of the potency of this LUMMA-tuned BMW. They form part of a complete stainless steel exhaust system exempt from TÜV approval (with EEC type approval) for € 1,190.