2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i
BASE PRICE: $38,500 for X3 with turbo four cylinder; $43,600 for X3 with turbo six cylinder.
PRICE AS TESTED: $56,695.
TYPE: Front-engine, all-wheel-drive, five-passenger, compact sport utility vehicle.
ENGINE: 3-liter, dual overhead cam, TwinPower turbocharged, inline six cylinder with Valvetronic and Double VANOS steplessly variable valve timing.
MILEAGE: 19 mpg (city), 26 mpg (highway).
TOP SPEED: 130 mph.
LENGTH: 183 inches.
WHEELBASE: 110.6 inches.
CURB WEIGHT: 4,222 pounds.
BUILT AT: Spartanburg, S.C.
OPTIONS: Technology package (includes rearview camera with top view, park distance control, navigation system, real-time traffic info) $3,200; premium package (includes power tailgate, garage door opener, keyless entry, rear manual window shades, lumbar support) $2,950; sport activity package (includes 19-inch, alloy, double spoke wheels, sport automatic transmission, sport steering wheel with paddles, sport seats, anthracite headliner) $1,750; dynamic handling package (includes performance control, variable sport steering) $1,400; premium sound package (includes satellite radio with one-year subscription, premium hi-fi system) $950; cold weather package (includes heated steering wheel, heated front seats, split, fold-down rear seats) $700; Space Gray metallic paint $550; cold weather package II (includes heated rear seats, retractable headlight washers) $450; BMW apps $250.
DESTINATION CHARGE: $895.