2011 BMW X3 Consumer Review: First time BMW owner
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2011 BMW X3 - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

26 Total Reviews

xDrive35i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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7 of 27 people found this review helpful
First time BMW owner
By jrr25 on

Vehicle

2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Review

Best SUV period. Drove the Mercedes GLK (nice SUV, styling inside and out a little old fashion), The Audi Q5 (excellent exterior looks, interior is very nice, steering felt odd within an unusual firming up - 2nd place choice) and the Acura RDX (very agile, nice steering feel but needs to be quieter on the highway). The turbo X3 was the clear winner for me. Smooth, yet sporty ride, very quiet, nice engine note, business like interior, excellent cargo space, the engine and transmission work flawlessly together (except for initial acceleration from a stop which takes some getting used to) and acceleration is unmatched by any in the class.

Best Features

Sport Activity Package, premium package, technology package. Turbo engine with flat torque curve, 8-speed transmission, best electric power assisted steering on the market, dashboard layout - its simple yet elegant.

Worst Features

Allow vehicle to automatically unlock all doors when placed in park on its own. Improve gas pedal tip-in software - acceleration from a complete stop is not as instantaneous as one might like. Driver side tilt-down mirror. Nice engine note - but can it be just a little quieter, not much, but just a little?
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By jrr25
on 10/22/11 04:53 AM (PDT)

Thumbs down? Are you a jealous Audi owner??

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