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Fans didn’t originally like the idea of BMW building cars for use on dirt and in the woods, but the company now offers five X crossovers, and that number will soon grow to seven. Hardcore fans might find the latest BMWs a little softer and less communicative than the cars that preceded BMW’s “sport activity vehicles,” but the new X3 can still offer a performance driving experience—and the 2018 X3 will be the first BMW available with a factory-installed trailer hitch.

The 2018 X3 offers two engines, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with 355 hp and 369 lb-ft. Reviewer Cliff Atiyeh had plenty of fun with the four, and while he observed more body roll than he’d prefer in a performance car, he found the cabin quiet and comfortable. He also appreciated the iDrive system’s speed and logical control layout as well as the 360-degree camera system’s great views and parking assistance.

Presenter: Clifford Atiyeh
Cinematographer: Andrew Zubatkin

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Comments

    • Emily Wells
      Emily Wells

      personally I love that BMW has a more modist look without all the crazy technology, its too much for me! I bought my 2018 used for about $38,000 it handles just like my 2007 3 series, only difference is the steering is lighter which I which it was heavier. Overall I would choose it over an Audi,volvo or merc.

      about 1 month ago
    • Wow Wow
      Wow Wow

      Does this dude have abnormally long torsos compared to his legs?

      about 3 months ago
    • Korean mtn biker in U.S. 미국 자연 생할
      Korean mtn biker in U.S. 미국 자연 생할

      What is the longivity of x3 turbo engine? The turbo I mean. How much to fix or replace?

      about 4 months ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ

      This is one of the best quick reviews I really like how this guy talks and how they did the video. A couple of notes on the X3..adaptive suspension is a must otherwise the car is for soccer mom's. Also the car comes with sesatec fake leather..you have to pay through the nose for real leather. The seats especially back seats are too damn firm..they have very little cushioning and there are no optional better seats. The 2018 X3 has extremely loud wind noise above 50 mph. This wind noise is a deal breaker I have driven several 3.0 and they all have the wind noise. Closing the awesome moonroof cover helps a little. Finally the X3 is filled with a hard plastic dashboard and hard plastic door panels. Despite a gorgeous design the lack of soft plastics is ridiculous in 2018. Good news is they have an excellent infotainment, the best auto transmission ever and the 4 cyclinder pulls hard and revs. Sport mode is where the car belongs all the time. All in all they came close to a winner it's a beautiful design..but the greedy bastards cheaped out some items. If they ever got all that remedied I would recommend it, even with the insane pricing packages.

      about 5 months ago
    • Em Jay
      Em Jay

      Holy crap what happened to your giant hair? Finally took some sheers to it....

      about 6 months ago
    • aaa aaa
      aaa aaa

      This review was horrible. Next time discuss functional cons of the vehicle.

      about 9 months ago
    • Honda Davis
      Honda Davis

      Awesome 😀 😀 2018 BMW X3 review.

      about 9 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree

      Still the best vehicle in it class. X3 is the best driving and info system. MB GLC looks luxurious. Audi Q5 amazing tech. BMW might be boring, but it does everything well.

      about 11 months ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks horrible

      about 1 year ago
    • SPMNDK89
      SPMNDK89

      Drove a GLC wasn't that impressed. However, the new Audi Q5 is a really good midsize as well, it's really a toss-up between that and the X3 and it'll come down to personal preference.

      about 1 year ago
    • GMDoesMinecraft
      GMDoesMinecraft

      X7 is not a crossover

      about 1 year ago
    • Pavle Vranes
      Pavle Vranes

      Where can I buy it for 43k$ ?

      about 1 year ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to Pavle Vranes

      You can buy a base model for that. It will not be as nice as his but will be a sort of plasticky darker version.

      about 5 months ago
    • Filip Grujovic
      Filip Grujovic

      what colour is this?

      about 1 year ago
    • Grahame Stroud
      Grahame Stroud

      German cars are rubbish ... buy a jag or range rover .... english is best

      about 1 year ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to Grahame Stroud

      Lol no one on Earth would agree with that statement at any time in history.

      about 5 months ago
    • Matt Owen
      Matt Owen In reply to Grahame Stroud

      You mean Indian cars, tight? xD

      about 11 months ago
    • Justin Bergeron
      Justin Bergeron In reply to Grahame Stroud

      I'm an American so I have no dog in this discussion but @OBAAT is right

      about 1 year ago
    • colinf1951
      colinf1951

      The front grill doesn't open and close to prevent wind drag !! bloody idiot, it's to allow cooling as and when required !! if the engine starts to get too warm, the grill will automatically open to allow cool air to reduce the engine temperature, and you are an "Expert" God help us.

      about 1 year ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to colinf1951

      You are wrong... it is to reduce drag. Several mfg now do this and all electrics do this.

      about 5 months ago
    • Aaran Boling
      Aaran Boling In reply to colinf1951

      Wow, you bothered to post this and you're the idiot. It's the main purpose (reduced drag). https://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/x-models/x3.html

      HIGH SPEED, LOW DRAG.
      Less resistance, more performance. The improved aerodynamics of the BMW X3, including BMW Active Kidney Grille and BMW Air Curtains, reduces fuel consumption and noise levels, while helping the engine run more efficiently. And the M Aerodynamic kit – standard on the M40i – adds eye-catching Cerium Grey Metallic design cues.

      about 10 months ago
    • M B
      M B

      Volvo XC-60

      about 1 year ago
    • Duke
      Duke

      Looks like an X1.

      about 1 year ago
    • AUTOCARZ INDIA
      AUTOCARZ INDIA

      Nice compilation. Have subscribed your channel. Do subscribe my channel also

      about 1 year ago
    • Iron Shaft
      Iron Shaft

      bmw forces us to buy a loaded used 3-4 year old vehicle for 50% of its msrp

      about 1 year ago
    • Irena Facelli
      Irena Facelli

      I thought the narrator guy looked way too stiff in this video and didn't seem to enjoy driving the car. Thanks, but I'll pass.

      about 1 year ago
    • BaahBen
      BaahBen

      Mercedes GLC 300..At least $8000 less expense and the car was Car and Driver 2017 winner

      about 1 year ago
    • João Catarino
      João Catarino

      I liked the review. But if you think that Mercedes SUVs are sportier, you have not driven them!

      about 1 year ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to João Catarino

      The base MB GLC and GLA both have less body roll. They do not compete on engine transmission.. BMW owns them there.

      about 5 months ago
    • Fides
      Fides In reply to João Catarino

      True. The reviewer is an idiot

      about 1 year ago
    • Earl balance
      Earl balance

      I can't believe this car is more expensive than a Lexus Rx which is bigger and come with standard safety figure.

      about 1 year ago
    • Sylvan Butler
      Sylvan Butler In reply to Earl balance

      and wallows like a 3 ton sow with a snout to match.

      about 1 month ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to Earl balance

      Also so ugly it makes me want to puke. No contest Lexus is uglier and more reliable BMW is prettier and better drivetrain. Both are overpriced.

      about 5 months ago
    • James cooper
      James cooper

      I’d put a Nissan Murano Platinum V6 up against this penis extension any day.. 15 grand less for the murano with all the bells and whistles 👻

      about 1 year ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to James cooper

      @randy trachsler Randy .. not in my experience. The M40i has some Dakota (heavily treated surface leather) but the 30i.. I was at three dealers with 40 or so in stock and not one real leather. Certainly no Napa. Even the X5 has Sensetec in many models with $70k trims. Its just the way they order them to keep the price low.

      about 5 months ago
    • randy trachsler
      randy trachsler In reply to James cooper

      You dont have to special order to get leather....Dakota....as well. Most come without the fake stuff.

      about 5 months ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to James cooper

      @randy trachsler good luck getting real leather in an X3 without special ordering it. It's all fake leather or treated leather surfaces. Napa is a $3k option..

      about 5 months ago
    • Mingo La Flare
      Mingo La Flare In reply to James cooper

      James cooper some people just like having a cool looking car with a trusted name, that handles great on regular roads. Most of us don’t know much about car specs, but I, for example, know Bmw tends be pretty good and fairly “luxurious” though Id prefer the Audi Q5 over the X3.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ken brand
      Ken brand In reply to James cooper

      Yes Definitely and in addition bmw ,Benz,and Audi are becoming more reliable for the first time according to consumer reports.

      about 1 year ago
    • J Rodriguez
      J Rodriguez

      AWD should be standard in every SUV , I’m happy that bmw is making steps in the right direction , and the HUD is the best in market 👍🏻

      about 1 year ago
    • Lj Jones
      Lj Jones

      X3 interior not as stylish?! I think it’s a beautiful interior with plenty of style.

      about 1 year ago
    • matrojani
      matrojani In reply to Lj Jones

      Lj Jones hry

      about 1 year ago
    • Luketo2115
      Luketo2115

      Your specs at 0:54 seconds indicate the xDrive30i has 358 lb-ft, I think you meant 258 lb-ft. Good review nonetheless.

      about 1 year ago
    • CNX Expat
      CNX Expat

      It looks sooooo boring.

      about 1 year ago
    • Driving
      Driving

      "It doesn't handle as well as old BMWs..." - goobye BMW!

      about 1 year ago
    • thedrewii
      thedrewii In reply to Driving

      you couldn't afford one anyway

      about 1 year ago
    • Anish Ahuja
      Anish Ahuja

      Subscribed , very detailed and helpful review.

      about 1 year ago