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      10-15-2017, 07:30 PM   #1
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The G01 X3 1st drives reviews are in!

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In English: UK, Australia and US:

Autocar (UK): https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...ve-2017-review

Auto Express (UK): http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/x3/...x3-2017-review

CAR (UK): http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-rev...v-2017-review/

What Car (UK): https://www.whatcar.com/bmw/x3/4x4/review/

The Telegraph (UK): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/bmw/...autiful-grows/

Evo (UK): http://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/x3/20153/bm...erformance-suv

Yahoo (UK): https://uk.news.yahoo.com/first-driv...230234553.html

Motoring Research (UK): https://www.motoringresearch.com/car...17-first-drive

Top Gear (UK): https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/bmw/x3

Motor Trend (US): http://www.motortrend.com/cars/bmw/x...-first-review/

Cnet (US): https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...orthy-m-badge/

Car Advice (AUS): http://www.caradvice.com.au/588883/2018-bmw-x3-review/

Motoring (AUS): https://www.motoring.com.au/bmw-x3-2017-review-109390/

Drive (AUS): http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-revi...-x3-65421.html



In French:

Le Figaro: http://www.lefigaro.fr/automobile/20...uv-premium.php

L'Argus: http://www.largus.fr/actualite-autom...3-8793390.html

Le Guide de l'Auto: http://www.guideautoweb.com/articles...-ou-ca-compte/

Le Moniteur Automobile: http://www.guideautoweb.com/articles...-ou-ca-compte/

Auto Plus: https://essais.autoplus.fr/bmw/x3/BM...0-1521204.html

Auto Moto: http://www.auto-moto.com/essais/bmw-...93.html#item=1



In German:

Auto Bild (with video): http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-x...r-5198454.html

Welt: https://www.welt.de/motor/news/artic...ht-BMW-X3.html

Auto Motor und Sport: https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/...n-8032809.html

Auto Bild: http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-x...r-5198454.html



Video Reviews (Only the serious reviewers ;-)

Autogefuhl: very detailed as usual.



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      10-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #2
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      10-15-2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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      10-16-2017, 04:14 AM   #4
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Evo (UK): http://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/x3/20153/bm...erformance-suv

Yahoo (UK): https://uk.news.yahoo.com/first-driv...230234553.html

Motoring Research (UK): https://www.motoringresearch.com/car...17-first-drive

Top Gear (UK): https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/bmw/x3

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Some of these are a bit underwhelming

BMW play it safe and bhardly likely to get the pulse racing both in design and driving experience
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      10-16-2017, 02:06 PM   #6
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Some of these are a bit underwhelming

BMW play it safe and bhardly likely to get the pulse racing both in design and driving experience

Yup, blaaaaaa
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      10-16-2017, 02:10 PM   #7
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so the North American X3 30d will get the inline 6? That would be good news.
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Some of these are a bit underwhelming

BMW play it safe and bhardly likely to get the pulse racing both in design and driving experience
Gotta leave some for the X3 M to matter
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Some of these amateur "journalist" suck
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Gotta leave some for the X3 M to matter
Its not even that. Many of the writeups are underwhelming; feel like they could have been written in article farms by people speculating or regurgitating public data. 0-60 times, power figures, features and options.

I suspect we will have to wait until the cars get into the hands of publications to see meaningful reviews rather than press junket stuff, although since this isn’t a hot model release we may not see many real reviews.
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Some of these are a bit underwhelming

BMW play it safe and bhardly likely to get the pulse racing both in design and driving experience
Lol! What were you expecting?
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Agreed. Most of these journalists are know-nothings who have zero credentials in the automotive, racing, or off-road industry.

Unfortunately in 2017 anyone with an iPhone and an Instagram account who does donuts in a Joanns Crafts parking lot is an expert.
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Its not even that. Many of the writeups are underwhelming; feel like they could have been written in article farms by people speculating or regurgitating public data. 0-60 times, power figures, features and options.

I suspect we will have to wait until the cars get into the hands of publications to see meaningful reviews rather than press junket stuff, although since this isn’t a hot model release we may not see many real reviews.


Yeah, between the basic BMW supplied press photos and the regurgitation of stats these reviews didn't really do anything for me.
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Invited to release tomorrow evening, not sure what to think yet. I feel neither new BMW are giving me these «want» emotions. The F11 are elegant and refined enough, and the F25 does what it is supposed to do. To much money to buy another new ICE powered vehicle imo.
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Bring On The Actual M Version Then Lets Discuss Until Then...
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"BMW says six in 10 new X3s will be sold as M Sport models, with bold 19-inch alloys, M-specific body styling and, inside, a lovely set of M Sport leather seats. The most popular engine by far will be the xDrive20d, with 80 percent of sales; the xDrive30d that we drove will take 15 percent of sales, leaving the M40i and upcoming xDrive20i petrols to fight over the remaining 5 percent." - Motoring Research (UK)

Hmm, I wonder what the expectation of M40i sales are in the US vs the 30i? I thought a lot more would opt for the M40i but perhaps I'm off.
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"BMW says six in 10 new X3s will be sold as M Sport models, with bold 19-inch alloys, M-specific body styling and, inside, a lovely set of M Sport leather seats. The most popular engine by far will be the xDrive20d, with 80 percent of sales; the xDrive30d that we drove will take 15 percent of sales, leaving the M40i and upcoming xDrive20i petrols to fight over the remaining 5 percent." - Motoring Research (UK)

Hmm, I wonder what the expectation of M40i sales are in the US vs the 30i? I thought a lot more would opt for the M40i but perhaps I'm off.
In Europe gas is so expensive that most people prefer smaller, more efficient engines. Usually people would opt for a 2.0L diesel engines vs a 2.0 or 3.0 petrol ones (diesel is cheaper there as well). The US market will differ compared to European one.
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There is absolutely no way that the front end of this thing is better looking than the f25 (which wasn't exactly pretty).

Styling is underwhelming - but that's been the theme from bmw since the G11 was released.
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