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2013 BMW X1 to Start at $31,545

The 2013 BMW X1 made its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Last week, we told you about the new compact crossover, which will slot below the X3, and compete with luxury compact SUVs like the Acura RDX and Audi Q5. Full specs on the X1 haven’t been released, but BMW has announced pricing and trim levels for the new small SUV. Car and Driver writes that “the entry-level model will be the ... continue reading»

Tags: Acura RDX, BMW X3, Audi Q5, BMW X1, BMW, Luxury Compact SUVs, Model News, Mini Cooper Countryman

BMW X1 to Make US Debut at New York Auto Show

An all-new entry level BMW SUV will make its U.S. debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Called the X1, BMW says in a press release that the new luxury compact SUV will be on sale stateside this summer. While BMW hasn’t yet announced pricing or where the SUV will slot in the automaker’s U.S. vehicle lineup, BMW’s United Kingdom website indicates that the X1 slots below the X3 in both size and ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW X3, BMW X1, BMW, Model News

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

The Automotive Press Association has revealed the vehicles in the running for the 2012 North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards, which will be given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus are the North American Car of the Year finalists, and the Honda CR-V, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 are the North American Truck of the ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW X3, Ford Focus, Honda CR V, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Passat, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year

Test Drive: 2011 BMW X3

The BMW X3 is pricey, even for a compact SUV. Normally, I’d say that paying a bit extra for the BMW badge is worth it. BMW performance is that good. In the X3 xDrive28i I tested, that BMW performance was blunted, making me think that the X3 isn’t worth the premium you pay for the BMW name. My test X3 stickered at $44,165, and it did have a lot going for it. Cargo space handled everything from ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, BMW 3 Series Wagon, BMW X3, Luxury Compact SUVs

BMW Recalls 2011 X3 for Power Steering Fix

Last week, we reported that BMW recalled a small number of 2011 X5s for power steering problems, and now the automaker is recalling a handful of X3 SUVs. “BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 X3 passenger vehicles manufactured from April 27, 2011, through June 8, 2011,” reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unlike the BMW X5 recall, which was due to possible cracks in the welds of the SUV’s belt tensioner, the X3 recall involves a control ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, BMW X3

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