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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:27 PM
cornet579 cornet579 is offline
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Impressions of my new 2011 X3

I have driven my new 2011 X3 28i (Premium Package, Technology Package, Heated Seats and Steering Wheel, Minerral Silver with Black leather) about 1,500 miles. I previously drove a 2009 Murano SL with Navigation). My impressiions so far: Incredible driving experience. 23.5 mpg to date (75 % highway). Much smoother and quieter ride, even on rough roads, than I expected. More than adequate power with the 28i. No hesitation, even driving through steep Tennessee mountains (watch the speedometer, it's easy to get to 85 or 90 mph before you realize it). The i-drive has quite a learning curve but you learn the basics very quickly. The preset buttons are a big help for your most used functions (navigation and calls to home, favorite radio stations, etc.). As many have said, the navigation system is not as good as found on most Japanese cars ( I miss the street names being called out on local streets). The large color display is sharp, however, I and I like the options available in the split screen mode. Entering a navigation address, including house number, street, city and state with one verbal command is very convenient and suprisingly accurate. Some concerns I had that were unfounded: My previous 4 vehicles had xenon but the regular headlights on the X3 are absolutley fine, brighter than I expected. The regular stereo system sounds much better than I expected based on comments in this forum. Almost all passengers have commented how good it sounds, especially on satellite radio. I look forward to driving my X3 every day!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:35 PM
Want the Thrill Want the Thrill is offline
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I too came from an '09 Murano and went with a Mineral Silver 35i (black interior). Really liked the Murano, but LOVE the X3
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:41 PM
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The regular stereo system sounds much better than I expected based on comments in this forum. Almost all passengers have commented how good it sounds, especially on satellite radio. I look forward to driving my X3 every day!
Thanks we have upgraded our processing (shhhh). I work for S/XM. Nice to know folks can hear the difference.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:45 PM
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does BMW offer a trial period of Sirius/XM?

when my sister leased her ML she got a year of it included and then had to pay after to keep it
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:03 AM
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Want to add that my 2300 mile 3.5 is amazing and averaging 24.2 mpg! On Long Island!
It is a very well sorted out car with just a few peculiar scenarios mostly involving getting used to the 8 speed auto.
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