Took delivery of my 2013 X3 28i this afternoon. It took just 13 days to deliver from the order date. Kids were sad to see 05 X3 being driven away to used car lot at the dealership. Took some quick pictures of 05 & 2013 side by side. It was a muggy drizzly afternoon here in New England.
Drove the new X3 over 20 miles today. Due to evening traffic I couldn't really test the power beyond 85 mph. But compared to older model, N20 engine feels like a clear choice winner. Interior Chestnut leather looks really gorgeous and it is a shame that none of the cameras cannot capture the real beauty of this color. Kids loved the color. Sports package is a must to improve the appearance. Silver grill looks much more elegant on alpine white. The new X3 is larger and almost equal to my old 2001 X5 but more powerful. Connected the flash memory with my music collection into the usb port inside the storage compartment between the front seats and once selected multi-media instantly start working.
These pictures shows my old & new side by side.