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Old 03-07-2013, 11:09 AM
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Mein Auto: 2013 X3 M-Sport
The '13 x3 has the auto start/stop (referred to as ASS by many ) and the turbo 4 which has slightly more power than the six.

Having driven both models I think the I6 is a better "drivers car" and it's exhaust note sounds fabulous. The turbo 4 is not as refined IMO

The only issue I had with the I6 equipped car I test drove was the throttle delay which made the accelerator pedal feel like a on/off switch. BMW has a TSB to address this issue.

Other than that I believe the earlier cars had some wind noise associated with the wing mirrors which was also resolved.

Personally? I like the new car smell. $10K is a fair bit of money... it's up to you.

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