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BMW's X3 is now in its third generation. However the market segment it plays in has become substantially more crowded. The BMW faces stiff competition in the form of the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar F-Pace, Volvo XC60, Lexus NX and most recently the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

But the X3 promises a wide scope of talents, and as we found out on the shoot, it seems have a bit of an identity crisis going on...

In this video we drive the powerful diesel variant, the xDrive30d. We take the X3 to one of our favourite mountain passes outside Cape Town to sample the motor and handling, take a detailed look at the interior and present a detailed comparison against the Mercedes-Benz GLC350d AMG Line.


    • Dani Timnev
      Dani Timnev

      if you think this grill is big, DONT look at the new facelifted 7 series

      about 1 month ago

      I would love to a review of the BMW X3 M40i.

      about 7 months ago
    • sizwe nzama
      sizwe nzama

      Yooo those grills are very large

      about 8 months ago
    • Carm Sinclair
      Carm Sinclair

      X5 little brother

      about 10 months ago
    • Nikolas Schefold
      Nikolas Schefold

      Wow beautiful!! Love the driving experience!!!

      about 11 months ago
    • Suleman Joosab
      Suleman Joosab

      Ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly

      about 1 year ago
    • SKIKR

      19 dislikes......really???

      about 1 year ago
    • Naeem Muhammad
      Naeem Muhammad

      So slow.....the new Honda CR-V is faster and cheaper:Crv takes 7.0 seconds from 0-100 on the 1.5t variant and the X3 takes over 8 seconds from 0-100...What a Shame!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • gys du preez
      gys du preez In reply to Naeem Muhammad

      Naeem Muhammad don't worry about it

      about 1 year ago
    • coladuna
      coladuna In reply to Naeem Muhammad

      Naeem Muhammad I think it is you who needs to do proper research. CRV with 1.5L turbo engine does not to 0-100km/h in 7s. Period. CarAdvice quotes 9.9s and quote 8.15s for FWD and 8.5s for the AWD versions. Please enlighten us as to where you are seeing 7s LOL

      about 1 year ago
    • Naeem Muhammad
      Naeem Muhammad In reply to Naeem Muhammad

      coladuna did u not do research on the 1.5t variant coz i wrote 1.5t ...the x3 has a 2.0 twin turbo but the crv has a 1.5 turbo only and it is still faster

      about 1 year ago
    • coladuna
      coladuna In reply to Naeem Muhammad

      No idea what you are smoking but CRV take 9.9s to 100km/h.

      about 1 year ago
    • Naeem Muhammad
      Naeem Muhammad In reply to Naeem Muhammad

      gys du preez I thought this was a 20d

      about 1 year ago
    • Rocko Omazing
      Rocko Omazing

      Dope Channel

      about 1 year ago
    • Bruce Kendall
      Bruce Kendall


      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Mitchell
      Tony Mitchell

      You are so right about bmw interiors. Up until about 3 years ago, BMWs used the same style gauges for about 25 years. BMW was also very late when it came to finished proper looking brake calipers.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jean-Paul _not_JP
      Jean-Paul _not_JP

      This Guy needs some personality he is so boring

      about 1 year ago
    • Jean-Paul _not_JP
      Jean-Paul _not_JP

      Its a SUV of course the grill will be big!!!! Car looks amazing FYM

      about 1 year ago
    • Rolivhuwa Muelelwa
      Rolivhuwa Muelelwa

      Any pricing estimation of the X3 M40i?

      about 1 year ago
    • Gerhard Krüger
      Gerhard Krüger

      Great review.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jc Strydom
      Jc Strydom

      Really need to be a fan of a BMW to like it. For me, well there are many other options out there. I had too many reliability issues with BMW to go back. And I love the virtual cockpit of Audi.

      about 1 year ago
    • jason quarsingh
      jason quarsingh

      Can't wait to see the comparison video

      about 1 year ago
    • tebogo radikoro
      tebogo radikoro

      you are not bmw fan

      about 1 year ago
    • I ///M POWERED
      I ///M POWERED

      BMW is Best

      about 1 year ago
    • Horacio

      looks terrible

      about 1 year ago
    • Real RockRolla
      Real RockRolla

      I have the same one but in luxury line.Chek my chanel to see how it drifts with this 21 inch individual rims

      about 1 year ago
    • Terry Wang
      Terry Wang

      As an ex X3 F25 LCI Owner, I like everything about the car except the front design (grille, proportion issue).

      about 1 year ago
    • Nawane khomo
      Nawane khomo

      The leather is it real leather because in the E-class AMG you made an emphasis that the leather is man made.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anders Jensen
      Anders Jensen

      The spec of my new X3 is based on this one / just so good looking with these rims and this color

      about 1 year ago
    • El Tio Juan Carlos
      El Tio Juan Carlos

      Cool, Jimmy Kimmel, how do you fake the accent?

      about 1 year ago
    • TheKillkorde


      about 1 year ago
    • Nasi Nduna
      Nasi Nduna

      NO to the Salmon... meh!

      about 1 year ago
    • Fikile Nokuthula Gama
      Fikile Nokuthula Gama

      That joke he made in the beginning about the 1st x3! I’m finished! ⚰️⚰️⚰️⚰️⚰️

      about 1 year ago
    • Anderson Wright
      Anderson Wright


      about 1 year ago
    • Pholela Mapeyi
      Pholela Mapeyi

      i love Benz but this X3 is really beautiful ..well designed ....still ...i'd never chose it over a Merc...

      about 1 year ago