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This is the BMW X3. This second generation of the German brand’s mid-size SUV is crammed to the kidney grilles with equipment, luxury and tech. But what’s it like to drive, and is it as good as rivals from Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar? I find out in this full, in-depth review. Subscribe – http://www.youtube.com/c/Carwow?sub_c... Save – http://www.carwow.co.uk Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/carwowuk/ Insta – http://www.instagram.com/carwowcars Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/carwowuk Read our full BMW X3 review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/bmw/x3?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-bmw-Model-x3-Type-review BMW X3 infotainment and interior review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/bmw/x3?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-bmw-Model-x3-Type-infotainment#review-interior BMW X3 practicality review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/bmw/x3?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-bmw-Model-x3-Type-practicality#review-interior BMW X3 POV test drive – [copy and paste link here] See the best BMW X3 deals – https://www.carwow.co.uk/bmw/x3/deals?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-bmw-Model-x3-Type-deal Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal. Visit our site to save money on your new car – https://www.carwow.co.uk/
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2018 BMW X3 Review vs AUDI Q5 Review
2018 BMW X3 First Look (Review) An X with a little more M Almost fifteen years after its initial launch, the X3 continues to hold strong today as one of the best handling vehicles in its segment. Now, the X3 enters its third generation with a new exterior design, an M Performance model, aerodynamic and chassis upgrades, and new technologies including gesture controls. Unsurprisingly, the 2018 BMW X3 retains its same basic look from the previous generation. But the headlights are no longer connected to the kidney grille, which now features a more three-dimensional look. The foglights adopt a new hexagonal shape, and in the rear, a downward sloping roof spoiler adds visual interest. The wheelbase has been extended by 2.2 inches, and the overall length of the X3 has also increased by more than 2 inches. BMW has announced two trim levels for the new X3: xDrive30i and M40i. The first model comes paired with a 2.0-liter twin-turbo inline-four producing 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, up 8 hp from the outgoing xDrive28i. With this engine, the X3 can hit 60 mph in 6 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph, according to BMW estimates. The M40i ushers in the first M Performance variant for the X3, and it packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six with 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. That’s up 55 hp and 69 lb-ft from the most powerful X3 from the 2017 model year. Thanks to the added power, BMW expects the model to sprint to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Meanwhile, BMW has not announced a diesel engine for the new X3. The X3 comes standard with all-wheel drive, and the rear bias of this system has been increased for better handling. All models also feature an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is specially tuned for sharper performance in the M40i model. Improved aerodynamics come in the form of enhanced body proportions, additional underbody cladding, an active kidney grille, roof spoiler with Aero Blades at the sides, and BMW Air Curtains. The latter feature intelligently regulates the flow of cooling air for the brakes, air conditioning system, and engine. BMW says it has improved the X3’s steering feel and straight-line stability with updates to the chassis. M40i models benefit from M Sport brakes, an M Sport exhaust, and either a traditional M Sport suspension or available Adaptive M Sport suspension. The X3 boasts new standard features such as three-zone automatic climate control that adds separate temperature controls to the back seat area. Meanwhile, reclining for the 40:20:40 seat backs can now be adjusted individually. Optional features include front ventilated seats, new ambient lighting, a now 75 percent larger head-up display, and Luxury and M Sport packages that bring a host of cosmetic upgrades to the interior and exterior. A factory-installed trailer hitch is available for the first time. The model also introduces gesture controls allowing customers to change the volume or perform other tasks directed toward the 10.25-inch touchscreen. Gesture controls first debuted on the 7 Series and later trickled down to the 5 Series. The 2018 BMW X3 will join the X4, X5, and X6 at BMW’s production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Expect the X3 to roll into dealerships this November. Pricing information will be announced closer to that time. Read More http://www.motortrend.com/cars/bmw/x3/2018/2018-bmw-x3-first-look/ "2017 Test Drive Full Review" BMW X3 Ready to Battle Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60? "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
2018 BMW X3
A popular crossover becomes a more convincing BMW.
Buyers’ wild-eyed enthusiasm for compact-luxury SUVs has put the BMW X3 on a trajectory to overtake the X5 and ultimately the 3-series as the brand’s best seller. The model has undergone a redesign for 2018, which sees it get slightly larger—not surprising given that the X1 is on hand, soon to be joined by the new X2, for buyers seeking something smaller. The X3 also becomes a more full-fledged member of the BMW family with its upgraded interior. And at a time when some of the brand’s passenger-car offerings have strayed from BMW’s historically strong dynamics, the new X3 makes an encouraging showing there as well.
Chassis tuning like BMWs of old, improved interior, plenty of passenger and cargo space.
Imprecise variable-ratio steering, goofy electronic shifter, the entry-level four pales next to the six-cylinder.
As before, the X3 is offered with four or six cylinders under the hood, both engines bolstered by a turbocharger. Their configuration and displacement are the same, but both engines are new to the model. Although the 30i designation suggests that BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six is present, it actually has a 2.0-liter inline-four. (The 28i was the previous four-cylinder X3). The six-cylinder version has been elevated to M Performance status and is now badged X3 M40i. Both models come with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
The new 2.0-liter sees horsepower increase from 240 to 248, while the torque peak falls slightly, from 260 lb-ft to 258. The B46 powerplant’s output is nothing extraordinary, but the twin-scroll turbo effectively masks any signs of lag, making for precise and predictable throttle response. This engine punches above its weight in other applications (330i, 530i), but here it feels a tad overmatched. There’s nothing to criticize in the nature of its power delivery or its pairing with the eight-speed, but it’s a far cry from the M40i’s silken and muscular inline-six, which boasts 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. BMW’s turbo six is an engine from the gods, and the M40i feels as quick as a Porsche Macan GTS.
With either engine, the eight-speed automatic, unfortunately, is controlled via BMW’s annoying and unintuitive electronic shifter that is spreading throughout the lineup. We can’t fault the transmission’s behavior, though, which is smooth and responsive. Plus, standard paddle shifters are on hand should the driver want to take control. The X3 30i earns EPA fuel-economy ratings of 22 mpg city and 29 highway, both increases of 1 mpg over the outgoing X3 28i. The city number falls between those of the Audi Q5 (23 mpg) and the all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz GLC300 (21 mpg), while the BMW’s highway figure tops both competitors’. The six-cylinder X3 M40i also manages increases of 1 mpg over its predecessor in both EPA measures, with ratings of 20/27 mpg city/highway.
More encouragingly, the X3 chassis suffers none of the float or sloppiness that plagues much of the recent BMW lineup. The 30i we drove was fitted with the Dynamic Handling package ($1400), which brought adaptive dampers, Variable Sport Steering, M Sport brakes, and a fourth driving mode—Adaptive—in addition to Eco Pro, Sport, and the default Comfort. Even Comfort mode doesn’t have the wallow we’ve seen in BMWs of late; the X3 is plenty capable in corners. Sport tightens the reins noticeably, which is fine where the roads are glass smooth but might be too much when they’re not. The M40i starts out with a firmer suspension, and our example added the adaptive dampers (a stand-alone option that’s $1000 on the 30i and $700 on the M40i). The net result is that this is a rare modern BMW that doesn’t require you to switch it out of Comfort mode and into Sport the minute you turn it on. The M40i’s body control is exemplary, and even its standard Variable Sport Steering is not overboosted. The variable steering is optional on the X3 30i, however, and there we’d be inclined to skip it. In the lower-spec model, it fails to build effort as you wind on more lock, instead seeming to increase assist; switching to Sport mode increases overall effort, masking this behavior.
Luxury and Practicality
The X3’s starting price has increased by $2400, mostly because there’s no rear-drive version anymore. (Compared with the previous all-wheel-drive model, the new X3’s price sees a $400 increase.) The X3 30i opens at $43,445—versus $42,475 for the Q5 and $43,045 for the GLC 4Matic, its two most obvious competitors—whereas the X3 M40i starts at $55,295. The new X3 is a well-rounded performer, particularly the M40i, and it also is now a better ambassador for its brand. That’s a good thing, given its increasingly visible role