The 2008 BMW X3 rolls into the New Year as a convenient, attractive, more-than-capable and luxuriously-equipped four door Crossover featuring a 260 horsepower 3.0-liter gas-powered inline 6-cylinder under the hood with AWD and a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive. It offers seating capacity for up to five and a solid list of standard equipment, including front/side-body/side-head airbags, ABS brakes, auto on/off headlights, park assist, traction control, auto climate control, cruise, keyless entry, navigation, heated memory lumbar seats and AM/FM/CD/MP3.Read more Read less
The BMW X3, completely revised for 2007, sees only minor changes for 2008. Active head restraints are now standard, and there is a new Sport Activity Package that includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, running boards, unique trim, and privacy glass. The Premium Package now includes ambient lighting.
Reflexes like a sport sedan; plenty of room for people and luggage, with a compact footprint.
The 2008 BMW X3 is a sport utility vehicle that places much more emphasis on "sport" than "utility." In fact, there are few other vehicles in this segment that feel as nimble and track-ready as the X3, while costing less than $40,000. That doesn't mean the X3 is an SUV in name only, though. With xDrive all-wheel drive, hill descent control, and a cargo capacity of up to 71.0 cubic feet, the X3 is still able to capably fill the ute role. It's just that with its excellent inline six and great sure-footedness, you may forget that's why you bought it in the first place.