Relying heavily on the finest qualities of the 3-Series, BMW X3 or crossover is a high-performance SAV. That is Sports Activity Vehicle for you. The year 2003 is a landmark date for this road warrior of a vehicle. The first batch of X3s was marketed to the European automobile market during this period. First generation X3s have exactly the same suspension system as the E46 330xi models. Its automatic 4-wheel driving system has been promoted as the xDrive. The basic logic behind the development of this hardworking crossover is to fuse the finest qualities of the best compact cars with the X5. This explains why the X3 both has superb handling and excellent agility. In 2005, the BMW market saw an upgraded X3 and a face-lifted version later in 2007.
The year 2010 is another important year period for BMW X3. During this year, the 2nd generation of the BMW X3 was launched to the eager public. Compared to its older sibling, the 2010 X3 is equipped with a powerful six-cylinder engine. In other automobile markets other parts of the globe, it is also available in different engine combinations. The Audi Q5 and Q3 are regarded as the toughest rivals of the X3 in terms of performance and road-worthiness.