Review: BMW X3 (2004 – 2010)
Strong BMW image. Reasonable roadholding for a 4x4. Plenty of safety kit and electronic driver aids.
Extremely firm ride. Not much smaller than an X5 but nowhere near as classy. High incidence of turbo failures on 2.0 N47 diesel.
BMW X3 (2004 – 2010): At A Glance
Reviewers generally underwhelmed at launch. Some found it hard to understand why BMW had launched a second SUV, just a bit smaller than the X5 but with much less appealing trim, almost as if it had been deliberately downgraded.
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