When it debuted seven years ago, the BMW X3 seemed like a natural follow-up to its larger linemate, the X5. But burdened with mediocre power, a jarring ride and subpar interior, the X3 almost seemed more like a corporate afterthought than a fully realized small crossover SUV. Thankfully, BMW softened the suspension and upped the power in successive years. And still blessed with BMW's typical handling excellence, the X3 found an audience among those seeking a sharp handler over road and trail but also a ride large enough to ferry a couple of golden Labs to the bark park.
The 2011 BMW X3 SUV is powered by a base 3.0-liter Inline-6 with 240 hp. Also available is a 3.0-liter Inline-6 turbocharged with 300 hp. Standard features include 8-way power driver bucket seat with memory, 8-way power passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM/HD radio with CD-player, wireless connectivity... MORE FEATURES
The 2011 BMW X3 SUV is available in 2 trim levels:
|BMW X3 xDrive28i||$36,750|
|BMW X3 xDrive35i||$41,050|
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