Here are pictures of my new X3 and outgoing X5. It's only been a few days with the X3, but I like the new ride so far. They have dramatically different feel on the road. My X5 had the sports package, which may or may not be equivalent to the M package in my X3. The X3 is much smoother on the road and is deceptively fast. Fortunately, the heads up display keeps me in check. I do miss the growl of my V8 engine. But, I am starting to appreciate the purr of the N55.