2008 BMW X3 3.0si SUV Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

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2008 BMW X3 SUV – Overview

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What Changed for

New optional Sport Activity

Ambient lighting added to the package


Smaller to the BMW X5 SAV (BMW calls it a Sport Vehicle or SAV), and nearly as in sales volume, the BMW X3 SAV first in 2003. A 5-passenger compact the X3 offered sports car-like in a package offering nearly as interior volume as the first-generation X5. The model year saw many including an engine upgrade offered more power and low-end torque.

As is typical with a BMW model a significant update year, the X3 3.0si is mostly a carryover the exception of the new Sport Activity added to its extensive options

Model Lineup

The BMW X3 3.0si SAV is the model in the lineup for 2008. The X3 offers a long list of convenience features that power windows and locks, climate control with recirculation and activated charcoal 8-way power driver and front seats, and an MP3-compatible audio system with 10 including two subwoofers.

Popular packages include the new-for-2008 Activity package. It adds wheels, sports leather wheel, running boards, trim, and privacy glass. The Weather package adds front and rear seats, washers and a ski bag.

The Sport package equips the X3 sport suspension, a sport wheel, 18-inch wheels, seats, and a full aerodynamic kit with painted side The Premium package includes a garage door opener, light package, auto-dimming upgraded leather upholstery, and BMW with Bluetooth.

Stand-alone on the 2008 BMW X3 include Xenon headlights, a DVD-based navigation metallic paint, Sirius radio and HD radio. Standard are aluminum alloy, 17 inches in with all-season tires. wheels in 18- and 19-inch diameter are with performance-oriented tires.


Standard in the 2008 BMW X3 3.0si SAV is a 24-valve, inline 6-cylinder with a composite magnesium/aluminum block, Valvetronic, and Double-Vanos variable valve timing. It is at 260 hp and 225 lb.-ft. of torque. Consumers are the choice of BMW’s 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed transmission at no additional cost.

EPA fuel economy ratings are 17 mpg mpg highway for the automatic transmission,16 mpg mpg highway for the manual transmission. to BMW, X3s equipped with the version can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, on to a top of 142 mph (vehicles equipped with the package).

Standard on all 2008 X3 is BMW’s xDrive, a full-time (AWD) system that varies front/rear torque and traction control to offer traction and control under road conditions, according to The X3 features fully independent engineered for driving dynamics and on paved roads. (The X3 is not for heavy off-road use, it is not equipped with a transmission or locking differentials.) Disc with anti-lock control are on all models.

BMW provides all 2008 X3 owners a 4-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle limited and a 4-year/unlimited mileage membership in the BMW Safety Plan. The BMW Maintenance includes all factory-recommended maintenance for the first 4-year/50,000-mile period of


In addition to 3-point belts and active head BMW equips all 2008 X3 models a driver and front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system with advanced technology and dual-stage deployment. A front- and Head Protection System #34;curtain air bag#34; helps to outboard passengers from while a rollover sensor air bags in the event of a rollover.

For additional protection, a battery terminal is designed to cut off electrical in a severe collision. Standard safety features in every BMW X3 anti-lock brakes (ABS), stability control (DSC) Brake Fade Compensation, Assistant, Brake Drying, Traction Control (DTC), Brake Control, and Hill Control (HDC).

The 2004-08 BMW X3 has crash tested by the Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS ). It #34;Good#34; ratings for both the offset test and the side-impact highest ratings offered by the By also offering standard stability control, the 2008 BMW X3 is by the IIHS as a #34;Top Safety for 2008.


The X3 was chosen to premier new AWD system, xDrive, in late Unlike the AWD system fitted to the X5, xDrive was designed to intervene traction was lost. xDrive the same 40/60 torque for sporty handling characteristics, but is to redistribute torque within to the wheels with traction-often the driver notices any loss of according to BMW.

Working the dynamic stability control computers, xDrive splits between the front and rear through the use of a multi-plate clutch. In to offering excellent traction in or adverse weather conditions, BMW xDrive is able to control and understeer both electronically and to help the driver regain and stability in nearly all driving

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