Thank you, I was curious.
Originally Posted by ChrisT.O.pher
To clarify my point about the Volvo and BMW AWD experiences, I really didn't have a chance to push the X3 in a way that demonstrated its capabilities. When I drove the XC60 however, I parked with the passenger side in sand/gravel and the driver's side on semi-wet pavement. Then, I put the accelerator through the floor and experienced almost no wheel spin. Within 20-30 yards, I was able to effortlessly merge onto pavement without having to let up and did so with full traction.
Admittedly, this isn't the best way to test either vehicle but when you're on city streets and you've got the sales guy in the back seat, you're bet to keep the lid on.
Maybe there's a better way?
That test was not offered to us and we never thought of it when we test drove the X3 last summer.
We did drive an X5 on the off road course at the Performance Center and that was quite an experience.
2013 335i xDrive, Mineral Grey, Sportline, Black/Red leather, Dynamic Handling, Sport AT, Performance Tires, Increased Top Speed, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, HK audio
2011 X3 35i, Titanium Silver, Black Nevada, Fineline Wave Wood, Premium, Technology, Cold Weather, Dynamic Handling, Sport Activity, 19" wheels, Premium Hi-Fi, Sat Radio
2008 535Xi retired