2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test


2012 BMW X3: Bump it Up

March 16, 2012

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While engaging in a rare driving condition recently (an open freeway in L.A.) I engaged the X3's cruise control. This is when I noticed the cruise's bump up/down feature. I know some other luxury brands offer this feature and it comes in handy, especially when traveling on freeways where the speed limit can fluctuate between 65 and 70.

The X3's cruise speed up/down button (rocker switch on left wheel spoke) works like an auto down/up power window switch. Push it lightly and you can adjust the speed by one or more mph, depending on how long you hold it there. Press it briefly and beyond the initial travel (through the "click") and the preset speed automatically moves up or down to the next multiple of 5mph.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor

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