What Car? says
We're yet to drive the BMW X3 xDrive35d M Sport, but as soon as we do, our verdict will appear here.
What Car? readers say
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Target Price team says:
The xDrive20d SE is our favourite version. It provides all the performance you need and comes with lots of luxuries, including leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control. Even sat-nav and a powered tailgate come as standard.
There's also a lower-powered two-wheel-drive sDrive18d version, plus two six-cylinder models. These final two are fast, but cost thousands more than the perfectly adequate 20d.
There are also xLine and M Sport trims available, but we'd resist the temptation. The M Sport in particular looks great with its sporty bodykit and big wheels, but it costs a lot more than SE.
Of the numerous cost options available, we'd certainly go for the eight-speed automatic gearbox; the six-speed manual (standard on the 18d and 20d) has a stiff action that makes changing gear a bit too much like hard work.
Reader test team says:
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