2012 BMW X3: Should We?
July 02, 2012
That brownish crossover is our 2012 BMW X3. That silver missile next to it is a Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG.
The 2012 X3 is our long term car. The CL65 AMG is a car we're thinking about adding to our long term fleet. I drove out to Arizona this weekend to check it out. The CL's got a twin-turbo V12 that makes 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. It's the same motor that's still in the CL, S and G65 AMG. It cost $180,000 when new and now costs a little more than half of what our X3 does.
We've heard that maintenance is a nightmare and that it'll be a fortune to keep up. But then again, we heard that about our 308 and look how that ended. What say you, readers? Should we?
Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Inside Line @ 10,130 miles