Owning a car is a dream for many of us. Having a car of our own, that too, getting one car belonging to the BMV Company is dream- come- true for many of us. The Bmw X3 is a SUV that is one among the compact cross over. The automaker BMW is German based and they have brought out this model, in joint venture with Magna Steyr of Austria. This is said to be the manufacturer of X3 s under the process of contract to BMW. This car is based on the automobile platform of 3-series of BMW, E 46. X3 is considered to be the second vehicle next to the X5 to be marketed by the BMW as a SAV- Sports activity vehicle.
At the Detroit Auto show in the year of 2003, the precursor to X3 model was presented to the public. In the process of making X5, the parts from the E39 5 series were used and similarly in the process of making X3 the parts of 3 series were used. For example in the making of X3 the suspension (rear) was used from E46 330 xi.
The model X3 was initially being criticized for the harsh ride, minimal interior that mostly depended on plastic parts and very minimum off road use. Some of them felt the car to be priced beyond its features. With upgrades these grievances were sorted out by the company. BMW purists had a few dissatisfactions about the car not being assembled completely in BMW factory; rather it was outsourced to magna Steyr.