X-raid BMW X3 CC
Years 2006
Curb Weight 4,180 Lbs.
Drivetrain Front / AWD
Engine 3.0L Turbocharged i 6 (Diesel)
Power 275hp (205.2kW) @ 4000 rpm
620lb-ft (837.0Nm) @ 2100 rpm
Performance Top Speed: 124.0mph (199.6kph)

Three X-raid BMW X3CC for the Dakar 2006

The X-raid Cross Country Rally Team based in Trebur, Germany and Magna Steyr-Automotive Group a division of Magna Int. Inc. based in Graz, Austria officially announced a partnership agreement for the development and build up of the new X-raid BMW X3CC. The X-raid BMW X3CC will compete in the 2006 Dakar Rally and selected events in the FIA Cross Country World Cup.

Magna Steyr is a leading global Brand specialising in independent engineering and a manufacturing for leading international OEMs. Magna Steyr is a partner to BMW Magna Steyr assembles the BMW X3 SAV. Magna Steyr’s current technological developments in the automotive industry focus on vehicle weight drive systems, electrical engineering and electronics as well as safety. Magna Steyr’s strengths are also strong points of the X-raid team a close cooperation with Magna Steyr will create a powerful network and a highly developed BMW X3CC.

The X-raid team was founded in 2002 by Sven Quandt and the BMW X5 provided platform for the first X-raid race car. In the teams first Dakar Rally in 2003, the team not only achieved the first stage win for a Diesel powered car in the history of the event but also three second places in so doing the team won the category for four-wheel powered diesel vehicles. In its 25 years of existence no diesel-powered four-wheeled vehicle has ever managed to win the Dakar, something X-raid would like to change in 2006. In 2004 X-raid driver Khalifa Al Mutaiwei and navigator Alain Guehennec won the FIA Cross Country World Cup driving the Diesel powered BMW X5.

X-raid, Magna Steyr and BMW Steyr will jointly design and develop the new BMW X3CC for the ultra tough Cross Country Rallies. Plans are afoot to build three X-raid BMW X3CC race cars. The first X-raid BMW X3CC is under construction at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. While Magna Steyr will handle the component simulation and construction of the chassis, BMW Steyr will supply the 3 Litre Bi-Turbo Diesel engines that are already well know to the Rally Raid scene with a few tweaks of course.

"Our co-operation with MAGNA STEYR increases the speed, tenacity and flexibility for the X-raid team and I am looking forward to a fruitful partnership", said Team manager Sven Quandt. “To work with partners like Magna Steyr and BMW Steyr is great for us and I think everybody will benefit from the project.”

High performance shock absorber company Reiger Racing Suspension B.V. joins the X-raid team with immediate effect and adds its superb know-how covering car suspension and shock absorbing to the side of the newly developed X-raid BMW X3CC.

Reiger Suspension is an independent company with an international reputation for developing and producing shock absorbers, especially for use under extreme conditions in motor sport. Reiger Suspension is driven by the ambition to be the best.

As the development of the BMW X3CC continues team manager Sven Quandt was able to sign a long term exclusive agreement with Gerard Seesing, Managing Director of Reiger Racing Suspension B.V. which enables X-raid to fully utilize the potential of the Reiger suspensions in the new BMW X3CC. “Adding this partner to our existing partners BMW Steyr and Magna will strengthen our team as we will get any support not only during testing but as well on the Dakar and other raid rallies”, Sven Quandt commended the new partnership.


ENGINE 6 Cylinder 3 Liter Variable Twin Turbo Diesel
Capacity 3000 cc
Performance approx. 275 PS at 4000 RPM
Top speed approx. 200 km/h
Torque 620 Nm/ 2100 U/min

TRANSMISSION Gear Sadev 6-gear sequential
Clutch AP Racing Sinter metallic
Differentials X-trac

BODY space-frame Chassis Heggemann
Carbon-Kevlar body Faster
Subframe front + rear Heggemann

BRAKE SYSTEM 6 Piston AP Racing

4 Tires BF Goodrich

SUSPENSION Independent Suspension Front and rear Reiger Racing dampers with reservoir 250 mm travel

MEASUREMENTS Length 4650 mm
Width 2000 mm
Height 1850 mm
Empty weight approx. 1900 kg
Wheel base 2850 mm
Track width 1815 mm

ROLL CAGE FIA Norm Heggemann
TRIPMASTER Standard Easytrip
TANK FT3 Safety tank Fuel capacity 340 liter ATL

Source: X-raid.de

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