...with 600 watts of audio power, surround sound and satellite radio, as well as a Cold Weather Package, with heated front and rear seats. A Dynamic Handling Package, featuring electromagnetic shock absorbers and driver-selectable suspension firmness is also available to both X3 trims, as are standalone options like a power liftgate, head-up windshield display, hard-drive-based navigation and a panoramic power moonroof. Finally, power-adjustable sport bucket seats, a universal garage door opener, power folding outside mirrors and upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels are all additional options available...
...As an option, buyers can choose a 40/20/40-split backseat that allows any segment to be folded independently for maximum flexibility. Interior features include: Standard automatic climate control Tilt/telescoping steering wheel Optional heated steering wheel and heated seats USB adapter Standard 12-speaker stereo Leather upholstery optional Under the Hood Two engines are offered in the X3: a 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder in the xDrive28i trim level and a 300-hp, turbocharged inline-six in the xDrive35i. BMW estimates zero-to-60-mph times are 6.7 seconds and 5.5 seconds...
...The engine in the xDrive28i makes 240 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque, while the turbocharged variant in the xDrive35i is rated at 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is standard on both models, as is AWD. In Edmunds testing, an xDrive35i accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, which is about 1.5 seconds quicker than the class average. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined for the 28i, while the 35i actually achieves a slightly better 19/26/21. Safety: Standard safety equipment includes...
...The Inside The X3's redesigned interior continues the sparse, minimalistic design approach that BMW favors, but it does a better job of integrating the center screen, which serves as the display for the standard iDrive system. Unfortunately, the quality of the materials inside degrades the lower you look. While our test car was fitted with a nice-looking upper dashboard and classy optional wood trim, the center control panel was plain. As your eyes move down to the door pockets, you see they're made of cheap-looking shiny plastic, complete with rough edges that say "economy car" more than...
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