Why the BMW X3 is exclusively your SUV choice
Written by Fred Patrick
The year 2013 brought a new range in the SUVs, an addition of the BMW X3, crammed with a heavy-duty turbo charged engine, highly efficient fuel economy, excellent handling and what is more uniquely crafted in combination of performance and specifications, leading to an impeccable off road adventure. The model comes in two trims: xDrive28i and xDrive35i, specifically pursuing only one of their kind performances.
The xDrive28i delivers a performance by the 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder engine that finishes at 240 RMP range of horsepower. The gear box includes an eight-speed automatic transmission. The xDrive35i comes with a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline six-cylinder engine that outputs 300 horsepower by the paired execution of its automatic eight-speed transmission that has paddle shifters. In fuel economy, the four-cylinder model delivers 21 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway, whereas the xDrive35i V6 variant reaches 19 mpg in city and 26 mpg on highway. The new four-cylinder engine is reported to be one of the most powerful, fuel-efficient and fastest engines in its class. It also lays emphasis on the fast acceleration and good fuel economy prompted by the six-cylinder model, while the transmission finishes on par being smooth and responsive of the both BMW X3 models.
Since the X3 is standard all-wheel drive, it responses in a one-off handling. The suspension delivers a very practical surprise of deft and fun the X3 is packed, with sporty handling that does not match to a harsh ride. With the steering as precise as it could be, the drive is smooth and nimble. It also finishes in brakes as being strong.
The X3 provide comfortable seats and good forward visibility with standard faux-leather seats and eight-way-power adjustable front seats with driver-seat and mirror memory. However, heated front seats and leather upholstery are optional. As such, legroom is downright generous and headroom is sufficient, crafting the most-family friendly vehicles, especially a good choice for tall drivers. It also has a spacious cargo space, accumulating to more with all seats folded.
Moving on, the interior is equipped with a power tailgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with ease of Bluetooth, audio and cruise controls, a 12-speaker stereo, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, HD Radio and USB port. For driver’s assistance, it provides a lane departure warning system, rearview camera and BMW Assist, which provides emergency services. Occupants easily access to easy and quick controls to stereo and climate controls, adding up to the integrated infotainment system; the X3 delivers one, more intuitive than ever. You can find the X3 in range of used Mercedes Benz Houston TX, used Lexus IS250 Houston and used Jeep Wrangler Houston.