With millions of CUVs flying off lots there is no doubt, quantities are not limited. However, as good as many of the affordable options are from Mazda, Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota, many buyers are looking for more luxury and refinement. So jumping to a premium brand like Audi, Mercedes and BMW make sense. We try to break down the pros and cons of stepping up to the BMW X3 30i.

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Music by: Alan Fowler:
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Original Composer: Bo Uwabo 1987

Index:
00:00 - 00:35 Intro
00:35 - 1:35 Exterior Montage
1:35 - 2:20 Interior Intro
2:20 - 8:38 Interior Impressions
8:38 - 12:40 Tech and Infotainment
12:40 - 16:05 In the Shoppe - Suspension and Body
16:05 - 19:00 Under the Hood, Weights, Motor
19:00 - 19:45 Driving Intro
19:45 - 26:45 Driving Impressions
26:45 - 30:30 Final Thoughts

Comments

    • Rog Burton
      Rog Burton

      By a street mile ... this video is the best piece of information sharing about the BMW X3 on Youtube. The depth of both criticism and praise for different elements of the entire process is good and accentuates the way in which it was executed. It shows a deep level of knowledge and know-how, and reasons for doing things in engineering terms. It shows a gracious approach to the brand marque and is neither cynical nor over the top. I immediately related to quite a few comments made, and especially about the high-tech infotainment system ... but luckily for me, even though I'm retirement age I am an engineer with experience in computers/iphones and digital general, so I guess for me easier to absorb. But the comments are very accurate about everything, especially the digital systems. I chased around looking for a good video, as I intended to look to buy an X3 ... and buy one I did, mostly after much thought and several sessions on this video. Thank you for being "structural" and unsympathetic in your video, but at the same time ... telling it as it is, unlike some of the other supergloss trade videos and car magazine efforts. I bought a 2019 BMW X3 M40D and have to say, yes there's an awefull lot to go wrong ... but at the moment it's an awesome SUV and simply love it ... after learning how to fly it.

      about 16 days ago
    • Sean
      Sean

      Why does this seem different to the 2019 BMW X3? Am I missing something here, bit confused...Why is there are a spare tyre? This car is on run flats isn't it? Why is there a lip in the trunk? It should be perfectly flat?

      about 17 days ago
    • due nguyen
      due nguyen

      Nice dude

      about 17 days ago
    • Jincheng Liu
      Jincheng Liu

      can you please do a detailed review of the bmw x1

      about 28 days ago
    • Alex
      Alex

      The cons are far from being dealbreakers. Those future potential tech problems will likely surface after 5 years of ownership. For people like me who lease, we won’t be seeing those issues at all. As for the price, let’s be honest, most BMW buyers can can comfortably afford it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Philip Waters
      Philip Waters

      THAT was a great video! Thanks heaps mate! We’re picking one up tomorrow at 10.30 and this was (seriously) the best, most informative video I’ve come across. Loved the undercarriage show and tell! Keep up the good work!!..... Subscribed.

      about 1 month ago
    • Trans 8
      Trans 8

      Nothing, compares to the BMW 3 Series. The best model designation in automotive history! Its been a coupe, convertible, sedan, wagon, super-car, SUV & electric.

      about 1 month ago
    • Simmer Pete
      Simmer Pete

      Best way to buy one is the executive demo. They’re up to 20% off and still qualify for all new discounts. And they have under 5,000 miles on them. So you basically don’t have to worry about the initial depression.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ian Tovey
      Ian Tovey

      Great review and attention to detail. Thank you Peter.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rajesh Veedu
      Rajesh Veedu

      Brilliant review! So engrossing and informative. So much better than the drama of some and a much more better than the nincompoops who talk about cup holders and glove compartments. Thank you!

      about 1 month ago
    • Chris Kirkman
      Chris Kirkman

      I'm telling you something you already know, but it always feel nice when someone tells you this is an awesome review.

      about 1 month ago
    • Cocoy C
      Cocoy C

      Playlist - "BMW water pump failure!!" lol

      about 1 month ago
    • soloclickads
      soloclickads

      Thanks.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jack Sailor
      Jack Sailor

      HARMOM KARDON ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

      about 1 month ago
    • Waldemar Ishibashi
      Waldemar Ishibashi

      Would be nice if any Japanese company copy-pasted the shape and utility. Being able to rest two elbows at the same time for motorway driving is not high tech.
      Lexus doesn`t offer trunk space besides LX. RAV4 is simply uncomfortable for someone 5ft5 (170cm) in height. Same goes for Forester.
      Having a spare tire is also a forgotten feature - in a SUV with AWD!
      I live in Japan, want to go outdoors and it is likely that I will have to buy Cherokee Trailhawk. Shame for Japan, kudos for America and Germany for design utilitarian vehicles.

      about 1 month ago
    • Todd Eosso
      Todd Eosso

      It's not complicated. I have an x5 same system all you have to say is "heads up display" and it takes you to the menu, same for any system.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jake Kennedy
      Jake Kennedy

      I bought one of these because of this review. Seriously great stuff! No one else talks about the underside of cars and why luxury manufacturers like BMW are different than a Ford or Kia. Thank you!

      about 1 month ago
    • Simon Harris
      Simon Harris

      This 3rd generation X3 isn't made in America its made in South Africa. Second gen X3 was made in America.

      about 1 month ago
    • ACardenas1
      ACardenas1

      You whine so damn much. Jesus. Worse than a woman. "Gentlemen's Club". Yeah right, who are you trying to fool.

      about 1 month ago
    • 22chachalaca
      22chachalaca

      No Vented seats when you're spending all that money??? My 07 Lexus es350 has vented seats.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tell it Like it is
      Tell it Like it is

      If its not built in Germany I won't be buying it.

      about 2 months ago
    • John Gaudet
      John Gaudet

      The X3 M will be a total beast!

      about 2 months ago
    • John Gaudet
      John Gaudet

      Great review, I like you opinion on things. I test drove a m40i yesterday it was amazing sporty and fast.

      about 2 months ago
    • jmvallejo
      jmvallejo

      I own on of these X3, I 've seen hundreds of reviews about them. Let me tell you that this is the best and the most honest review amongst any other I saw. Thanks!!

      about 2 months ago
    • E.S.M.
      E.S.M.

      Thank you for your incredible reviews!! Extremely Professional!!! So...what's your choice: X3 or Q5..or....?

      about 3 months ago
    • Chris Lee
      Chris Lee

      been meaning to comment for
      awhile.. you top all other want to be automobile reviewers.. great work!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Nigel
      Nigel

      Great review, buying one this week

      about 3 months ago
    • richard higson
      richard higson

      Well shit in my hat and punch it! i bought one of these today msport 3.0 , love it ! best reviewer i think i have everseen he is just so on the ball and the money , he asborbs and feels his way through the vehicle and uncovers the good and the bad plus the ugly! Superb reviewer ! p.s. drive a 30d M sport !!!!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • kubanskiloewe
      kubanskiloewe

      i choose a old RX450h instead of this and never looked back ...greetings from germany. This X3 weighs 1950kg in 2019; a 10 year old RX450h with a 3,5ltrV6 plus Hybrid weighs 2150kg which i think is not so bad for a over 10 year old Luxury SUV without having so much aluminium but airsuspension ;-)

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Devoy
      Robert Devoy

      Does it have a plastic radiator and exhaust manifold? How does the engine compare to the Audio 2.0 ltr turbo engine that was raved about in the review of the Audi A-5?

      about 3 months ago