2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3: I Can't Hear You

September 4, 2012

BMW does a good job of making the passenger feel isolated from the road. Not much road or wind noise intrudes on your driving.

I noticed yesterday that a fire engine with flashing lights was barreling down the road toward me. I pulled over along with the other drivers on the road and let it pass. But I couldn't really hear the siren. I heard the big air horn but it wasn't until the truck was actually passing me that I heard the siren. The sound inside the X3 was muffled. I had the air conditioner going and the radio on but neither were very loud.

Have you ever had an emergency vehicle sneak up on you? Are our cars getting too insulated?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 15,282 miles

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