Bought this as an American Spec X3 in Germany with the Manual 6-speed and most options; a superb driving machine. For an AWD and SUV like vehicle, it does very well on gas mileage - getting 25 hwy and 20 city, and that is at 90 mph on German Autobahns. The vehicle handles very well and the steering is outstanding. I think the 6-speed manual is key to driving pleasure and better mileage (contrary to specs) - but could not imagine using in city traffic and most state side driving stop and go conditions.
6-speed manual transmission, xenon headlights, AWD, steering and handling, good cargo space with seats folded down. The parktronic features is a wise addition, allows for tight back in parking.
The GPS is very out-dated and not too user friendly. The radio, navigation, and trip computer is not well coordinated nor are the controls wisely integrated. Hope the electronics hold in there as BMW electronics are not known for their reliability... the rear view digital compass flickers at times.