BMW has made some subtle refinements to the stylish, five passenger X3. Still designed to convey elegance, agility, and power, its sleek silhouette and the new redesigned 3-dimensional kidney grille give it a bold and powerful face. The specially designed taillights show off its unique style and once inside, one immediately notices the space offered by high seating positions for extended shoulder room, legroom, and headroom. All without forgetting the luxury details BMW is known for. The xDrive28d is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel, making 180hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. A 2.0L turbocharged engine gives 240hp and goes 0-60mph in the mid-six second range and is standard to the sDrive28i and xDrive28i models, while bumping up to the 3.0L six-cylinder with two sport modes can get there in five seconds flat at 300hp. Standard is the buttery smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. The X3 is known for remarkable passing power and ability to be first on the on-ramp. This sports activity vehicle is also a quiet, comfortable ride; complimented by equally impressive appointments such as eight-way power front seats clad in leatherette upholstery with contrast stitching. Standard highlights include a power tailgate and rain-sensing windshield wipers with automatic headlight control. BMW offers a Technology Package that includes USB connectivity and Bluetooth with smartphone integration, in addition to navigation and iDrive refinements with Advanced Real-Time Traffic data. Finally, the X3 offers a 12 speaker, 205-watt sound system or an optional 16 speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound System and a slew of safety features including significant airbags, anti-theft alarm, and lower anchors and tethers for car seats.