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BMW X3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 184 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 BMW X3

  • Looking for a small SUV that performs like a sport sedan? The X3 shouldn't disappoint, so long as you don't mind its big price tag and so-so cabin ambience.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    World-class engines, nimble handling, precise steering, comfortable cabin, solid build quality.

  • Cons

    Expensive for a compact sport-ute, limited cargo space, some economy-grade interior materials, overly stiff ride with Sport Package.

  • What's New for 2005

    No significant changes for 2005.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (44 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Extremely poor reliability

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)

This car has terrible reliability in 3 yrs I have spent nearly $10,000 in repairs. - two A/C compressor hoses - sunroof leak - air mass meter - all for O2 sensors - complete radiator replacement Do not buy this car.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)

The 2.5 has been surprisingly zippy to drive. It is the best car on snow that I have ever owned. Very rough ride and poor fuel economy are my two key complaints. I've never had any significant problems and I have about 45,000 miles on it now. It had several nuisance problems while under warranty like rattles and problems with warning lights but nothing significant. BMW seems a little loose on their quality control, especially for the price. Overall, however, the car is excellent. I have noticed it is a head turner too. People still stop and look at it in parking lots and it is two years old.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The best suv for the

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)

We have owned our 2.5L X3 for over a year now and we could not be happier. This is an excellent crossover SUV.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 2005 BMW X3 Review

What's New for 2005

No significant changes for 2005.

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