The redesign of the 2011 X3 is a fresh new look and brings the X3 into line with the rest of BMW's vehicles. The 2011 X3 a tad larger than the 2010 version, with an extra three inches in length and one inch in width, yet the price drops about $2000 on the X3 iDrive28i. North America doesn't get the all-new diesel engine -- yet -- but the 3-liter gasoline engine is available with a turbocharger. A new 5-link rear axle system improves the X3's ride, while BMW's evolving iDrive system has finally become intuitive to use.
Larger size and lower price for 2011; improved interior and ride comfort; sporty handling
This sport-luxury crossover has a lot of competition, but the X3 fares especially well when it comes to horsepower and performance from its 6-liter engine in either turbocharged or naturally aspirated form. BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies boost the X3's mileage to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The X3's starting price is still well under $40,000.
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