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2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i Review

Itís well known that the BMW 3 Series is a brilliant car. The potpourri of sport, luxury and technology blend perfectly to make a desirable and solid car for anyone shopping in its price point. But those who need more practicality and family friendliness will look at the platform-sharing X3 xDrive28i to fill that void.

Fortunately, thereís hardly a better starting point than the 3 Series sport-sedan, and the X3 really proves this point. It feels solid, yet spritely and feels far more capable than its spec sheet would hint at. For 2013 BMW transplanted the 240-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine out of the 328i and put it into the bigger utility vehicle.

The engine is still packaged with BMWís eight-speed automatic transmission like last yearís model, which does double duty to help keep the engine in its sweet-spot and fuel-consumption low. Yes, the older car made more power, but the new engine helps make more twist; a total 49 extra lb-ft of torque helps the X3 stay exciting. In fact, itís hard to see the need for the more powerful engine in the xDrive35i.
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The facelift given to this car is not as attractive as the previous model. I can't help but thinking that the older one looked more menacing than this one. BMW sure has downgraded this model and that is for sure.

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