Performance and efficiency
2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve 248-hp engine. Combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection Air Curtains and Air Breather system
Active kidney grille High-gloss black Aero Blades
Auto Start-Stop function Electronic throttle control
Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control
Brake Energy Regeneration

Handling, ride and braking
xDrive all-wheel-drive system Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
Hill Descent Control (HDC) Servotronic power-steering assist
Electromechanical parking brake Electric power steering
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers Multi-link front axle suspension with spring struts
5-link rear axle suspension Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), composite front rotors and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), brake-pad wear indicators and Cornering Brake Control (CBC)

BMW Ultimate Care (for complete details, visit 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 2018 Models (valid only in the USA including Puerto Rico)
12-year Unlimited Mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty 4-year Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance Program

-Filmed with the Sony FDRX3000 4K Action Camera
-Audio recorded with Roland CS-10EM Binaural Mics
-Zoom H2n recorder

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The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. If you wear headphones, your mind won't be blown, but it will go, "woah."

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Here on TheTopher, I'm known for putting a camera on my face and driving cars. Whether it's about any of my personal cars or reviews on weekly test vehicles, the goal is to give you an idea of what a certain car is like to drive or live with. Most of my videos are filmed in POV, with my clothes on, and (for like the 5th time) with in-ear binaural audio. Which, if I haven't made it clear yet, is why you should wear headphones. Because of the whole "woah" factor. It's there, trust me. Try it, you'll see! Or don't. As long as you whitelist me on your adblocker I'm okay with whatever you do or don't do with regards to headphone usage. That is all. Oh and I guess you should also probably subscribe. Why are you still reading this, you should be watching the video. With headphones! Hah, had to sneak that in there one more time. Later!


    • richard higson
      richard higson

      LOL! slide it over to S you DONUT i own this car! put it in sports and slide the gear stick over to S and just blat the accelorater

      about 3 days ago
    • Jahsim

      3:44 you tryna blow the engine?

      about 21 day ago
    • abq boy505
      abq boy505

      This Is a nice bmw!

      about 1 month ago
    • Ammi Reddy
      Ammi Reddy

      Hi, did you like this x3 or new rdx ? acceleration and cornering, handling wise

      about 3 months ago
    • Shallum Design
      Shallum Design

      Out of all the small luxury suv, this is the one I’d pick. In fact I did! So far I’m still under 3k miles with it, but it’s been the best!

      about 4 months ago
    • Huzeyfe Kiran
      Huzeyfe Kiran

      What is this place you parked the car? Are they all new car seller? Please tell us about this place more

      about 5 months ago

      Hi, are you not, making videos anymore? All the best Shaun

      about 7 months ago
    • Dan Pavel Doghi
      Dan Pavel Doghi

      nice video! thanks

      about 10 months ago
    • 李遥杰

      Should I buy a GLC300suv , Audi Q5 or BMW x3?

      about 11 months ago
    • Lisa Black Cat
      Lisa Black Cat In reply to 李遥杰

      10,000 subscribers with one video? 呢個答案真係好撚廢

      about 1 month ago
    • 10,000 subscribers with one video?
      10,000 subscribers with one video? In reply to 李遥杰

      BMW X3 for sporty feels, but Mercedes glc for luxury. Which ever you prefer

      about 1 month ago
    • Lisa Black Cat
      Lisa Black Cat In reply to 李遥杰

      suggest you buy volvo xc60, also made in china make u proud

      about 4 months ago
    • longhorn588

      what watch are you wearing?

      about 1 year ago
    • Man Kind
      Man Kind

      when you push your car.......the car will get a short life, basic mechanics...

      about 1 year ago
    • ChrischrosBelgium

      TheTopher, you would help me a lot if you would tell me wich is better: the mazda cx5 automatic or the bmw x3 automatic. I just don't seem to be able to decide.

      about 1 year ago
    • Pavle Vranes
      Pavle Vranes

      How much this one costs ?

      about 1 year ago
    • Viraj Sivaprasad
      Viraj Sivaprasad

      The water on the lens pretty much ruined the entire video

      about 1 year ago
    • Liu Villalta
      Liu Villalta

      You should be more careful about the water on the camera lenses. However, the video is still amazing.

      about 1 year ago
    • Alex

      I thought the car would automatically shift gears once it hits the red line even if you are in manual mode

      about 1 year ago
    • zoo kansai
      zoo kansai


      about 1 year ago
    • hall claire
      hall claire


      about 1 year ago
    • Bautista Prea
      Bautista Prea

      Around 6.5 seconds in wet...

      about 1 year ago
    • Alexander Kennedy
      Alexander Kennedy


      about 1 year ago
    • Ernie Flannel
      Ernie Flannel

      Extra sound piped into the cabin, I cant stand that. I like cars that sound good naturally, not with fake noise.

      about 1 year ago
    • Karma Hakai
      Karma Hakai

      I hate how you have to pull the stick back to go forward and push it forward to go back, it makes no sense if you ask me

      about 1 year ago
    • Turbou DZ
      Turbou DZ

      great video man, in your opinion how's the best Range Rover sport (SVR) or BMW X3 or Audi Q7 !!

      about 1 year ago
    • BMWF33N

      The guy on Winding Road Magazine does better car videos

      about 1 year ago
    • keweenawbee

      Took a couple weeks of owning one to realize this one does not have the Exec package with the full digital dash.  Nice POV though.

      about 1 year ago
    • sohosterable

      What is the difference between this 30i and the M40i besides the horsepower?

      about 1 year ago
    • Si mon
      Si mon

      just be aware that by 2027, new cars will be completely driverless.

      about 1 year ago
    • Matthew Fronda
      Matthew Fronda

      Could you get your hands on an X3 M40i?

      about 1 year ago
    • Shabeer Jameela
      Shabeer Jameela

      looks like a missed opportunity to drive it at motorway speed? Not sure if you briefly reached those speeds, but was really looking forward for an extended run which never happened :-( Also is this really 30i? in BMW UK site I can only see 20i and 40i

      about 1 year ago
    • Lewis Johnson
      Lewis Johnson

      Binaural audio?
      You mean stereo...?

      about 1 year ago