Exterior

The exterior remains the same for 2009, and the X3 retains its awkward angles, disjointed taillights and odd lower bodywork. It's not unattractive, but it sure isn't as stylish as Mercedes' new GLK350, Audi's Q5 or the new Volvo XC60, which actually turned heads when I tested it recently.

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    Air volume, manual
    To be able to manually adjust the air volume, switch off the AUTO program first. Press the left or right side of the button: decrease or increase air volume. The selected air volume is shown o ...

    Programming
    LED, arrow 1. Memory buttons, arrow 2. Fixed-code hand-held transmitters 1. Switch on the ignition. 2. Initial setup: Press both outer buttons 1 and 3 for approx. 20 seconds until the L ...

    Connecting jumper cables
    1. Fold open the cover of the BMW starting-aid terminal. To do so, pull the tab. 2. Attach one terminal clamp of the positive jumper cable to the positive terminal of the battery, or to the cor ...