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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    Manual transmission
    When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, press the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise, the engine could be damaged if you inadvertently shift into 3rd or 4th gear. Reverse gearSelect this only ...

    Switch off any functions thatare not currently needed
    Functions such as seat heating and the rear window defroster require a lot of energy and consume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand- go traffic. Therefore, switch off these function ...

    Switching the microphone to mute
    When a call is active, the microphone can be muted. 1. "Telephone" 2. "Active calls" 3. "Microphone mute" A microphone that has been switched to mute is autom ...