X3 in the Market

As you can probably guess by now, the market has caught up with and in many ways passed the X3. That said, if it weren't for BMW's initiative, this segment might not even exist today, let alone offer so many robust choices; Infiniti, Acura and Land Rover also offer competitors.

While the X3's performance chops are probably better than they've ever been, that might not matter much in this segment. Buyers are looking for a certain level of luxury and features, plus mild utility and a decent price, and the X3 isn't delivering.

    See also:

    DVD changer
    Above the glove compartment Press the button. The cover opens automatically. To close: press the cover closed. Controls and displays 1 Empty DVD compartments 2 LED on DVD slot 3 Buttons for ...

    Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
    Turn signal Using turn signals Press the lever beyond the resistance point. To switch off manually, press the lever to the resistance point. Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp indi ...

    Display
    Information stage The dimmed lamp in the mirror housing indicates when there are vehicles in the blind spot or approaching from behind. Warning If the turn signal is set while a vehicle is in ...