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      11-09-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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Video: Off Roading the G01 X3

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This is the best video I have found showing the off road capabilities of the new G01 X3:
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      11-09-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
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Thanks, good video but that background music ...
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Haha! Love how horrible the 80's video game music made that video!!
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Haha! Love how horrible the 80's video game music made that video!!
Agree! Now I have this urge to go and play Zelda on the Nintendo game system. Lol.
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New X3 looks good however that video was pretty uneventful as far as "off roading" goes.
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I've subjected rental cars to much worse.
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LOL@off roading

Not sure if serious
8 inch ground clearance+no skid plates+ low profile tires=Mall Crawling.
Only a few?, city dwellers?, would think this vehicle can off road.
Its good for when you didn't see that curb in the parking structure garage.
or in the suburbs when your kid is blocking you in the drive way, and you drive over your lawn.
That's about it...........
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LOL@off roading

Not sure if serious
8 inch ground clearance+no skid plates+ low profile tires=Mall Crawling.
Only a few?, city dwellers?, would think this vehicle can off road.
Its good for when you didn't see that curb in the parking structure garage.
or in the suburbs when your kid is blocking you in the drive way, and you drive over your lawn.
That's about it...........
Hardcore off roading I agree with you. But trail running the x3 is great. Every year we trek down to West Virginia for camping hiking etc. I usually do old overgrown logging roads and my '05 x3 runs like a champ. We even dared crossing a short old trestle rail bridge once in the hills of Pocahontas County. That was a bit of a nervous hair raising stunt.
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This is the best video I have found showing the off road capabilities of the new G01 X3:

And here is the video about high speed autobahn capabilites

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Obviously not a rock crawler or mudder, but I agree with Mark M, that the X3 is a very capable trail vehicle. I've driven my X5 into places that hardcore Jeeps are wondering how I got there. It's all in how you drive if the vehicle has decent clearance and chassis rigidity.
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lol that's not off roading. That's driving on a dirty road.
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off road capabilities lol, the car has almost no flex. That front left wheel coming off the ground like that isnt something you want to see.

Sad thing is, it felt like they were highlighting that part, like "ooohhh look how the wheel goes off the ground"
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If you want a real off road vehicle, get a Jeep Wrangler or a Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with a ladder frame and a transfer case that lets you select 4L, maybe even a manually locking diff and a winch. It is not meant to collect a moose in a swamp.
This is a luxury all wheel drive car. It will go through a muddy field, and from the looks of it, you can drive on secondary roads and in parking lots in the US northeast and Canada and still manage to open all four doors, not bottom out on poorly cleared ice and snow covered streets. You can take it to ski hills and not worry about the 3 m wide and 15cm deep potholes. That is what it is meant for.
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cool video, like others have stated I really wouldn't classify the x3 as a off road vehicle however for the majority of people out there it will suffice for most of what they will encounter for the most part IMO
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If anyone is thinking about driving through deserts:

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/road/n...-drive-bmw-x3/
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Good read, they put the spec as a V6 Engine.....
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