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Used cars BMW X3: model boy among the off-road vehicles

Used car BMW X3 in the defect report
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E SUVs do not always have to be heavy and thick: with the X3 in 2003, BMW redefined the sportiness of off-roaders. The chassis is consistently trimmed for road use. Anyone who cannot cope with this tight design has to look for more comfortable competitors.

The X3 was for a long time the best-selling off-roader in Germany

Obviously, the engineers were right in choosing the set-up, because the BMW X3 was a long time Time the best-selling off-roader in Germany. In addition, the compact all-wheel drive scores with good clarity and plenty of space at the front as well as a sufficiently large trunk. Only in the second row is it a bit cramped. Typical of a sports utility vehicle is the limited off-road capability due to the lack of gear reduction, low ground clearance and moderate articulation. To save your honor, it should be mentioned that the electronic all-wheel drive ensures good traction on slippery surfaces. The engine range comprises three petrol and three diesel engines.

If you have low maintenance costs in mind, choose the two-liter diesel

On the used car market, diesel engines dominate as usual in this class. If you have low maintenance costs in mind, choose the two-liter diesel. In particular, the version launched in 2007 with 177 PS (until then: 150 PS) is in the center of interest because it combines good temperament with low consumption of around seven liters /100 km and is also available with an automatic transmission. Until then, this was reserved for the three-liter diesel (up to 2005: 204 hp, then 218 hp). However, there is no automatic start-stop for any version. Facelift models since autumn 2006 (from 25,000 euros) with the higher quality interior are the better choice than used cars. But even older models score well in the Dekra Defect Report.

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