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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:17 PM
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X3 no active cruise control?

As far as I understand there is no active cruise control on the X3. We have it on our 535d and it is great.

What does the dyanmic cruise control on the X3 do, just a basic cruise?

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:22 PM
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The Dynamic Cruise control offers similar speed control (braking is possible) but without the automatic radar distancing. Therefore the driver can still rapidly decelerate with the cruise buttons and the system will brake on downhills to keep a steady speed. You just don't get the radar.

More than likely, BMW will probably offer the Active Cruise at a later date.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:44 PM
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Seems a shame that this was an option they dropped because it works really well. In traffic right down till you stop and even restart with a touch of either the accelerator or the cruise and you are back up to cruising speed. I had decided on the X3 but this might well swing me back to the Q5.

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:02 PM
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The EX35, XC60, and Q5 among others, all have it, so I suspect BMW will get it back later in the model year.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:44 PM
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Same here. I am looking at the Q5, the EX35, the XC60. They all offer adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation .. the thing will stop if you are going to crash. I have a hard time determining if BMW offers an equivalent in the X3. The X5 is too big for me. I'm in no hurry to get a new car, but am looking seriously. Dynamic cruise control doesn't seem to provide anything that isn't offered on 15 year old Dodge Caravans. This may be a deal breaker for me.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:48 AM
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For the moment no adaptive cruise control available for the X3. I still went for the X3 despite this option not being available. I would have loved to have it though. I couldnt wait till later in the year.

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