It´s new and it´s a surprise in every aspect: The BMW X3! Therefore I´m asking myself if you really need the X5...
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    • アシタカ日記
      アシタカ日記

      beautiful car!

      about 24 days ago
    • Nino Brown
      Nino Brown

      I have the X5 but considering the X3 something little smaller and sporty

      about 1 month ago
    • EQUANT
      EQUANT

      Libre user? :) me too

      about 1 month ago
    • Car Mania
      Car Mania In reply to EQUANT

      😂😂😂 yes

      about 1 month ago
    • JohnnyTheCache
      JohnnyTheCache

      that key can not start the AC remotely. Its a belt driven AC, no engine running, no AC

      about 1 month ago
    • Josip Kristo
      Josip Kristo

      acoustic glazing is the best thing you can have for no money. it makes such a nice atmosphere inside like you are in a nice living room.

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Nguyen
      Michael Nguyen

      The funny thing is, it show the 7 series bmw in the camera system instead of the x3. lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Pentti Nelimarkka
      Pentti Nelimarkka

      Hi Chris! Thanks for a great review! We got our new X3 30d last week and I must say I enjoy the new luxury and techs it has. We stepped down from -17 X5 30d however this new X3 is more quiet, more luxurious and having better performance. Both my wife and myself we enjoy extremely much the 5.8sec acceleration, the quiet but powerful 6 cyl diesel engine sound roaring. What I am impressed about is the quietness and I am happy my car came with acoustic glazing also on the side windows. My car is luxury line however it differs a bit market by market, I guess. What I am missing is the full camera experience since I have only the reverse camera and parking assistant. Anyhow the first impression is really great and I am truly happy for my choice!

      about 1 month ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n

      If I wanted to spend the extra 15k I'd go for the M40i version of the X3 instead of the X5.

      about 2 months ago
    • Barry Kennedy
      Barry Kennedy

      Disagree, the gesture control is actually very good. If you took the time to learn how to use it, you’d agree.

      about 3 months ago
    • ani474
      ani474

      Not sure which color to use can someone help me please?We are thinking about
      Mineral White metallic or the Phytonic Blue.

      about 3 months ago
    • Rama putro
      Rama putro

      Parking assist, accstic glass and others for me it doesn't need to deny it from X3, bcz BMW just showing the "brain" of the X3, so when those "brain" disappear from X3, u better buy Mitsubishi or Toyota for more cheaper

      about 3 months ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

      seat colors?

      about 3 months ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

      three things😏

      about 3 months ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

      two things for me..gas, telescope, and side mirrors that close automatic..for woman.

      about 3 months ago
    • Keven Beaudry
      Keven Beaudry

      I can’t believe the price difference. The 2018 X3 starts at $48000 Can. Convert in euro it’s 31300 EUR.

      about 5 months ago
    • PabloDiver
      PabloDiver In reply to Keven Beaudry

      EU advertised prices by law include all taxes, delivery, fees etc... it's an 'on the road' price. I know the US doesn't include those in the ticket price, not sure if Canada is the same?

      about 3 months ago
    • john larocca
      john larocca

      X3 x30i love it. Though it isn’t my m240i it handles and moves well in sport mode. I have the brown leather and really love the seats.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ali Karim
      Ali Karim

      Good review. The X3 is a better choice compared to X5. Now I'm confused between X3 and XC60

      about 5 months ago
    • Nigel
      Nigel In reply to Ali Karim

      I come down the exactly the same decision, but I'm leaning towards the X3

      about 1 month ago
    • Mario Stinger
      Mario Stinger

      I have X3 M40i, and it is amazing :)

      about 5 months ago
    • 88detox
      88detox In reply to Mario Stinger

      Mario Stinger does it do automatic rev matching on downshifts like in sport mode of some Mercs? Love that sound of throttle blipping on downshift. Drove an Audi SQ5 and it doesn’t have that rev matching on downshifts which was quite disappointing.

      about 3 months ago
    • Martin Harman
      Martin Harman

      I have had my X3M40i since March and its puts a smile on my face every time I get in it. I had the previous version X3 35 but the M40i blows it away in luxury, performance, ride & technology.Fantastic car.

      about 6 months ago
    • captainthrall
      captainthrall

      I can't decide between X3 and GLC300.

      about 6 months ago
    • Number is the game
      Number is the game In reply to captainthrall

      captainthrall 50% cheaper? Not sure where you live..Here in Canada I bought 2018 BMW X3 for 57k which comes with premium essential package. Subaru Forester with all the same features comes with around 44k plus...there is a difference if around 10 to 15k

      about 3 months ago
    • Fadwa Mlle
      Fadwa Mlle In reply to captainthrall

      X3

      about 4 months ago
    • captainthrall
      captainthrall In reply to captainthrall

      +mariyan a Subaru Forester. The interior seemed just as nice, and it was 50% of the price

      about 5 months ago
    • mariyan
      mariyan In reply to captainthrall

      captainthrall what did you get in the end?

      about 5 months ago
    • captainthrall
      captainthrall In reply to captainthrall

      +Car Mania ya, I feel the same way. I dont really like the way the BMW dash looks - it almost has a 90's vibe. Everything about the Mercedes is beautiful. The BMW is better at actually driving though. Plus it's a few thousand dollars cheaper.

      about 6 months ago
    • MOIZ MUGHAL
      MOIZ MUGHAL

      Great review

      about 6 months ago
    • Kim Dahl
      Kim Dahl

      Great review. Here in the USA, the gesture control and parking assistant come in the Executive package, so that if you want the nice surround view camera, you have to get these features. Otherwise, I agree with you that I wouldn't pay extra. We've ordered an X3 and looking forward to getting this fantastic well-rounded vehicle.

      about 8 months ago
    • myslecinaczej
      myslecinaczej

      Few questions:
      1. Are head rests adjustable on the front seats (or fixed for safety like on a Volvo)?
      2. Are rear head rests foldable as an option (like on a Volvo) or only adjustable vertically?
      3. Are the rear seats adjustable (inclination) like on a Subaru SUV ? It is very important feature for long distance trip!
      4. Are rear seats sun shades available at all?
      5. Can you order optional 4 zone air cone with rear seats vents available?
      6. What is ground clearance? Is it above 20 cm to call it real SUV with some off road capabilities?
      7. How efficient are the driver assist technologies (keep lane, adaptive cruise, automatic braking?
      Best regards!

      about 8 months ago
    • jmvallejo
      jmvallejo In reply to myslecinaczej

      Hi!
      1. Yes they are adjustable on heigh and also back&forth.
      2. In Europe only the rear head rest in the center is manually foldable, the ones in the sides are only adjustable vertically. In US all of them are manually foldable. Not even extra option to be automatically foldable.
      3. Rear seat adjustable (inclination) is available as an extra option.
      4. Rear seats sun shades are available as an extra option.
      5. 4 zones is not available, only 3 zone is available and its is included for all from the base model, it is not an extra option.
      6. Ground clearance is 20.4 cm (204 mm), at least for xDrive 20d (which I have).
      7. Sorry I haven't those options, so I could not try them.
      Best regards.

      about 5 months ago
    • Klas Dalek
      Klas Dalek In reply to myslecinaczej

      First testdrive an X3 without the aquostic windows before deleting this option, huge difference in noice level. My advise, do not delete.

      about 6 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree

      Excellent review, but this is the 2018 model (no difference) except the badging is below the tail-lights for 2019.

      about 9 months ago
    • Somuchen
      Somuchen

      Great Review! As always keep up the good and customer oriented approach!

      about 9 months ago
    • Car Mania
      Car Mania

      Enjoy the review! What's your opinion? Is the X5 worth additional 10.000€ or is the X3 the perfect alternative??

      about 9 months ago
    • Number is the game
      Number is the game In reply to Car Mania

      Car Mania I have 2018 BMW X3 2.0 engine and I love it. If I had to spend 10k more, I would buy the BMW X3 3.0 engine instead of buying BMW X5..

      about 6 months ago
    • myslecinaczej
      myslecinaczej In reply to Car Mania

      What will you do with this interior quality on the X5? What are specific features which make a difference?

      about 8 months ago
    • BMW M3 S65B40
      BMW M3 S65B40 In reply to Car Mania

      Car Mania The interior quality of the X5 alone justifies the additional money.

      about 9 months ago