Last post on Dec 29, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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BMW X3, SUV
#9 of 38 Price war in compact SUV segment
Nov 15, 2010 (9:28 am)
There is going to be a major price war in this segment.
Audi is offering the 2011 Q5 with a smaller 2.0 efficient engine. The starting price is now very attractive: $33,000 for the 2011 model.
I would wait a few months. Let Audi, BMW and Acura fight for your business!
Nov 15, 2010 (3:02 pm)
A good friend of mine got me into SC to drive the new X3 on the performance course and wow! The Audi is not a competitor at any price. While the BMW reached 60 mph at a point in the course, the Audi 2.0T or the 3.2 could not exceed 50mph! And several of us were able to make the Audi actually shut down while making an evasive maneuver - actually shut down! The Mercedes has come a long way and did handle very well, but we were advised not to take it in deep water, while we drove the BMW through water over the bumpers! I personally just didn't like the Mercedes interior. BMW, you've done it again! Two thumbs up!
#11 of 38 Re: Audi vs BMW [twistedmetal]
Nov 16, 2010 (1:12 pm)
In your post, it is unclear which Mercedes model you are referring to?
Also, what do you mean by "..make the Audi actually shut down......"
What did you shut down..... the engine or your ability to drive coherently?
#12 of 38 Re: Audi vs BMW [vrm]
Nov 16, 2010 (1:42 pm)
The Mercedes GLK which is the segment competitor to the X3.
Shut down means game over, system override. When pushing it through a slalom at max speeds, slamming on the brakes and skidding it to the right the engine shut off, steering locked up. It happened to a few of us. I've not encountered that before.. btw, no need to imply anything with the term coherently. That's petty and unnecessary as we're all enthusiasts here.
#14 of 38 Re: Audi vs BMW [twistedmetal]
Nov 23, 2010 (1:02 pm)
Sorry - no malice or offense was intended.
It is hard to believe that the Audi developed "system override". Audi's are on par with Mercedes vis-a-vis Engineering. They are the best. BMW is second.
#16 of 38 Can people actually take delivery of 2011 X3 now?
Jan 01, 2011 (6:32 pm)
what's the mpg for the 240hp engine?
#17 of 38 What do Road Tests Say?
Feb 23, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Now that the X3 is at the dealers, has anyone had any experience driving one? Or reading about a test drive? I am scheduled to test it March 8th.
#18 of 38 Re: What do Road Tests Say? [carjim]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 23, 2011 (8:04 pm)
Here's ours from last month:
2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i Full Test
There's more articles and news at this link, but the above is the most recent editorial content here.
It would be fun to read some comments from real people who've driven one.