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 online.
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.
There's also a lower-powered sDrive18d two-wheel-drive version, plus two six-cylinder models. These final two are fast, but cost thousands more that the perfectly adequate 20d.
There's also an M Sport trim available, but we'd resist the temptation. It looks great, with a sporty bodykit, but again, it costs thousands more than the SE.
BMW also offers numerous cost options, and we’d be tempted to specify the eight-speed automatic gearbox because the standard six-speed manual has a stiff action that makes it a bit too much like hard work.
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