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BMW’s new-generation X3 impresses as a daily runabout in entry-level sDrive20i form
24 Apr 2019
BMW kicked off the premium-SUV craze when it launched the first-generation X5 in 1999. The large-size crossover prompted its Mercedes-Benz and Audi rivals, among others, to join the action, creating a new segment that would forever change their model-by-model sales splits.
However, we’re now living in 2018 and the mid-sized X3 is now more fashionable than its X5 big brother. Needless to say, when the Bavarian brand launched the third-generation X3 in November 2017, it was kind of a big deal – and so it should have been. It is BMW’s current best-seller.
To increase the latest X3’s appeal, an entry-level sDrive20i variant joined the range four months later. Unlike other variants in the line-up, it employs a rear-wheel-drive system in a nod to its soft-roader origins. That being said, is the sDrive20i any good? Read on to find out.
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