We go for a drive in the 2018 BMW X3 M40i.

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    • TheStraightPipes

      Too much technology or just enough?

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      about 10 months ago
    • Max Pell
      Max Pell In reply to TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes Would you guys choose this over the XC60 R-design... not asking for pros/cons list. You've tested both now, and if you had to choose, which would you choose for someone who wants a fun-to-drive, comfortable family hauler? Thanks! Looking to buy soon...

      about 7 days ago
    • Mike v
      Mike v In reply to TheStraightPipes

      Like most of the new tech. But the lane keep assist is awful. I have a 2018 X3 and LKA is intrusive, inaccurate and feels terrible. And it has this wild (and initially frightening) habit of suddenly pulling the vehicle into an offramp lane as you are passing by one on the 401 or 416. LKA in my Acura TLX is so much smoother, accurate, and almost seamless. Pretty sure my next vehicle will be the new 3 series but there are certain features I will miss in the Acura such as this, the superior ELS audio, ventilated seats, etc.

      about 26 days ago
    • Jean-Dee De Klerk
      Jean-Dee De Klerk In reply to TheStraightPipes

      Better driver's car than the F-pace S????

      about 1 month ago
    • Allan Sonac
      Allan Sonac In reply to TheStraightPipes

      +nullr1 The RDX interior is very weird. What's the driving mode dial doing in the upper center console in the middle as if you change driving modes all the time.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sejal Bapodada
      Sejal Bapodada In reply to TheStraightPipes

      BMW x3

      about 2 months ago
    • Bryan Duncan
      Bryan Duncan

      get one as a dealer loaner for right about 42k with less than 5k miles and full warrenty and its the best price/power tech option available. I just got one this way, super impressed with it so far.

      about 14 days ago
    • Michael Nguyen
      Michael Nguyen

      I'm loving this X3.

      about 20 days ago
    • no name
      no name

      Macan GTS

      about 1 month ago
    • Jean-Dee De Klerk
      Jean-Dee De Klerk

      Is it a better driver's car than the F-Pace S????

      about 1 month ago
    • Jay Ely
      Jay Ely

      Just as fast or faster SUV, that's 2017+ under 70k and gets the same or close to the same gas mileage.... GO...

      about 1 month ago
    • Tvoj Kamarát
      Tvoj Kamarát

      I will get this car from my brother, he have it now cuz i am 16 :( Yes, we are father boys. But we dont regret it!!! :D

      about 1 month ago
    • Douglas Sakamoto
      Douglas Sakamoto

      What would you pick for fun factor : gla45 or x3 m40i?

      about 1 month ago
    • Allan Sonac
      Allan Sonac

      The Macan's look is dated now. I prefer the look of the X3. Plus the BMW has more features and leg room. If you want something that drives more like a car: I heard that BMW is also coming out with a new X1 and X2 M sport that is much different than the current M package and has the more powerful engine, BMW blue brake calipers etc. The X1 M would be my choice.

      about 1 month ago
    • Allan Sonac
      Allan Sonac

      Great review guys. Here in Montreal there was a fully equipped 2018 demo model for sale back in December with about 2k kms and was selling for over $10K off list in blue. All the M badging and upgraded interior. BMW unfortunately never told me (because presumably they didn't let their Canadian sales people know) that the sale was ending on Dec 31 contrary to the USA where it stayed on until the car shows where they were giving an additional 1% rebate on the interest rate for a lease. I would've loved one but there's always next year. But honestly I'm not that unhappy that I didn't get the X3 because I got a great deal on an X1 and I have to say I'm very very happy with this peppy SUV. it's smaller, easier to park. Drives like a car and is fully equipped except for Apple Car Play...Just got it 2 months ago and I'm very impressed. The only vehicle that I've brought home new and there were 0 defects aside from my toy: 2012 G37xS Coupe (Red / never winter driven)! AND this bimmer came with features besides all the other tech safety gizmos: Auto Self Parking....very cool and I didn't know that it this feature. You can also add programmable features to the vehicle; I would highly recommend going to see a pro rather than buying the app and bluetooth dongle. There are a lot of hidden convenience features, screen add-ons and HUD add ons. Like the 5 and 7 series such as: When you approach your car in the summer by clicking the remote and holding down the unlock button for about 10 - 15 seconds the car will: unlock, mirrors unfold, all 4 windows will open, the sunshade will retract and the sunroof will open which will help to cool down it down. Holding the lock button or the convenience handle for a few seconds will close everything up too. In fact you can use the android or apple connect app to unlock and lock the doors, open the windows, toot the horn and flash the headlights: Useful features is you're trying to find your car in the mall parking lot and forgot exactly where you left it. You can also upload a map destination to the car so that you can plan your trip ahead of time. And my favorite: There's a timer for turning on the car ventilation system...so cool of the car. Also you can close the vehicle by the handle and program to have a 2 second delay to fold the mirrors so you can choose to fold them or not depending....And my satellite has rewind so I can play several tunes over again if I hear something I like. The upgraded infotainment system is good enough and you won't hear a difference with the upgraded sound system and the $1200 Harmon Kardon system. Pioneer just introduced a tweeter kit that's very elegant looking given their reputation that is specifically introduced to this market. $90 for 2 tweeters and about the same installation costs. They get wired to the mids in the door. They tweeters are installed in the corner plastic in the front ot the front doors where the exterior rearview mirrors are. They drill 3 holes to mount the tweeters over the plastic covers. These tweeters give better upper mids and highs and for a fraction of the HK system. Bimmian automotive from Toronto sells aftermarket parts for Bimmers including LED kits; I changed my fogs to LED and my front and rear turn signals, and my backup lights. Oddly the license plate lights are already LED. Now here's the best part: Pay attention: The tech that adds your programmable features can do this with the ODB II port: Put the lighting system to LED so that you don't need a resistor install! Yes the BMW engineers weren't sure in their CANBUS system if the car would be released with LEDs or regular bulbs so there's an option for that. That way after installation you won't get the error codes or LED flashes when you first start the car. And one final cool feature: The split screen on the upgraded screen allows you to change the view on the right hand side of the split screen. You can scroll through a variety of options such as a clock, distance computer, fuel mileage, additional navigation features, and media. You also get the HP and TQ gauges when you're in sports mode. Another cool feature that I added: When backing up the door handle lights come on to help illuminate the surroundings and alert other drivers. ENJOY!

      about 1 month ago
    • TheStraightPipes
      TheStraightPipes In reply to Allan Sonac

      This is way too long to read

      about 1 month ago
    • moby1kanob

      you can actually save the big numbers so you dont have to change it every time.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jeff Wisuri
      Jeff Wisuri

      Bmer fan boy.... BUT no Android auto? Come on mannnnnnn!

      about 2 months ago
    • The Brown RAT
      The Brown RAT

      The number plate tho

      about 2 months ago
    • Vladimir Arsovski
      Vladimir Arsovski

      The real drive X3 is 1st generation x3 suv

      about 2 months ago
    • JV Performance N20/N26/N55
      JV Performance N20/N26/N55

      We have had one of these in the shop not too many gains were seen this B58 is hard to crack our N20 X3 car makes more hp than the B58 X3

      about 2 months ago
    • Tony Ren
      Tony Ren

      14:20 visor test finally...

      about 2 months ago
    • DaDonFather

      The reduced crackles & pops are probably suitable for those middle aged people who want to feel sporty but don't want to sound obnoxious all the time. It's a market segment type of thing.

      about 2 months ago
    • jean veux
      jean veux

      hi guys, nice review like always.
      Could you put your hand on a BMW X2 M35I.
      If you could do a comparaison between that model and a GLA A45 AMG would be awsome.

      Thanks mate, keep on being Goons drivers ;)

      about 2 months ago
    • Don Vievesis
      Don Vievesis


      about 2 months ago
    • Noel Silva
      Noel Silva

      Just disconnect your Bluetooth on ur cell. I do that Everytime I go out.

      about 2 months ago
    • Darryl Hudson
      Darryl Hudson

      I'll take the Benz GLC 63 over this all day... and the Trackhawk. Just saying.

      about 2 months ago
    • Stewart Irwin
      Stewart Irwin

      Take a closer look at the visor test. While the visors extend they don't extend far enough to block the entire side window. The two inch gap drives me nuts because the sun always seems to find it's way there. My guess- When BMW changed the X3 body style for 2017, they either intentionally used the old stock visors or they missed that detail and chose not to fix it. Really like the car though.

      about 2 months ago
    • James Hunter
      James Hunter

      Nice looking but I had one for 3 months and everything went wrong with it. Had to trade it back in for $10k loss. Do not buy a Bmw if you don’t want to spend everyday in the shop. At least not diesel!

      about 2 months ago
    • Al E
      Al E

      Guys, great comprehensive review, touching on all aspects. The reason I would choose the m40i besides the ride and infotainment is its space compared to rivals. Biggest trunk in its class. Well rounded speedy family car.

      about 2 months ago
    • Abhishek Naik
      Abhishek Naik

      Great video as always ! Why do you guys don't do any Audi reviews ?

      about 3 months ago
    • TheStraightPipes
      TheStraightPipes In reply to Abhishek Naik

      Working on doing more

      about 3 months ago
    • The Chungus Army
      The Chungus Army

      The new X3 M is also out now.

      about 3 months ago
    • Coffee Addict
      Coffee Addict

      Thanks for the good song recommendation (Say It To My Face by Gloria Tells).

      Great reviews as always guys.

      about 3 months ago
    • gagan deep
      gagan deep

      You guys are great.not like other boring guys

      about 3 months ago
    • Naren V
      Naren V

      if the car in birdbox only had this feature!!

      about 3 months ago
    • 2KS

      Straight pipe the x3

      about 3 months ago