For 2007, the X3 gets new sheet metal along with other mid-model changes. The four-door five-passenger SUV is offered as a 3.0-liter, with an I6 engine that produces 260 horsepower linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.Read more Read less
The BMW X3 has been completely revised for 2007. It no longer offers a choice of engines, but comes with a powerful 260-horsepower 3.0L six. A six-speed automatic with Steptronic is now available. The front and rear ends have both been revised, along with most of the interior.
Reflexes like a sport sedan; plenty of room for people and luggage.
BMW prefers to call their AWD vehicles Sport Activity Vehicles; the emphasis really is on the sport more than the utility. Fittingly, we've always said that if you want to take your SUV to the racetrack, choose a BMW X5. Now we'd have to modify that to say the 2007 X3 may satisfy that need even better. The biggest difference between the pair is the X3's lighter weight. This 600-pound savings contributes mightily to an increased feeling of nimbleness. Few other vehicles in the X3's segment can offer this level of performance at the same sub-$40,000 price.