2012 BMW X3 Features

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BMW's far less stingy with connectivity and infotainment features in this new X3 than in past versions. All models now have standard power front seats; automatic climate control; Bluetooth; and an audio system with 205 watts of power, 12 speakers, a USB port, HD and satellite radio.

Models outfitted with the available iDrive system also get a large 8.8-inch LCD screen that displays information from the audio, phone, and navigation systems, and comes bundled with real-time traffic information and full iPod integration.

Base X3s are well-equipped, but ticking all the option boxes can send its pricetag over the $50,000 mark.
Other noteworthy options—most offered in somewhat pricey packages—include heated front and rear seats, xenon headlamps with adaptive light control, a panorama roof, and a power tailgate. A head-up display, which projects some gauge readouts onto the windshield is also now available. Oddly, while a 60/40-split rear seatback is standard, a 40/20/40-split rear seatback with fold-down armrest is optional.

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