BMW X3: Most reliable vehicle on German roads

BMW X3 | February 11th, 2009 by 11

BMW X3 has finished first in the ADAC quality ranking for the second time in a row. Back in 2007, the X3 SAV was awarded …

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BMW X3 has finished first in the ADAC quality ranking for the second time in a row. Back in 2007, the X3 SAV was awarded the renowned ADAC “Gelber Engel” prize in the “Quality” category. What it basically means is that the BMW X3 is the most reliable car that can be found on the roads in Germany.

The “Gelber Engel” award is based on an evaluation of some 2 million cases drawn from ADAC breakdown statistics as well as a customer satisfaction study by the club magazine “ADAC motorwelt” in which around 43,000 readers participated this time.

The most popular BMW X3 model in Germany is the xDrive20d, powered by a 4-cylinder diesel engine with all-aluminum crankcase and common rail direct injection. It outputs 177 hp and takes full advantage of BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology, therefore, offering an impressive 37 MPG driving range.

According to BMW, in November 2008, there were around 500,000 X3s sold worldwide.

A great recognition for BMW and something to be proud of.

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11 responses to “BMW X3: Most reliable vehicle on German roads”

  1. George says:

    This is old news.

  2. Brookside says:

    It might be old news (what; 2 weeks?) but I’m sure there’s still a rosy glow in Spartanburg where it’s made. :)

  3. mathieu says:

    Get your facts correct, the current generation X3 is built by Magna Steyr, in Graz, Austria.

  4. Lance says:

    nice one. Although I am not a fan of the exterior nor interior design, it just shows that BMWs are solidly made

  5. llyod says:


    Actually, current generation X3 is built by Magna Steyr, in Graz Austria.

  6. Brookside says:

    ADAC announces Yellow Angel 2009 award winners
    Date of publication: 2009-01-22 / Source ADAC

    As Europe’s largest automobile club, ADAC has announced winners of the Yellow Angel 2009 honours. Audi was recognised as the country’s best-performing brand, while BMW’s X3 was the again top performer in terms of vehicle quality.

    There were five categories in the ADAC Yellow Angel 2009 contest:
    Best Brand
    1.   Audi
    2.   Mercedes-Benz
    3.   BMW
    4.   Volkswagen
    5.   Porsche

    Previous category winners
    – 2005:
    1. Mercedes-Benz
    2. BMW
    3. Toyota
    – 2006:
    1. BMW
    2. Mercedes-Benz
    3. Porsche
    – 2007:
    1. Mercedes-Benz
    2. BMW
    3. Volkswagen
    – 2008:
    1. Audi
    2. Mercedes-Benz
    3. BMW

    Germany’s 2009 most popular vehicle model
    1. Volkswagen Golf VI
    2. Opel Insignia
    3. Mercedes-Benz SLK
    4. Volkswagen Scirocco
    5. Volkswagen Passat CC

    2008 category winners
    1. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    2. Audi A5
    3. Ford Mondeo

    1. BMW X3
    2. Mercedes-Benz CLK
    3. Mitsubishi Space Star
    4. Mitsubishi Colt
    5. Mercedes-Benz SLK

    Previous category winners
    – 2005:
    1. Toyota Avensis
    2. Toyota Yaris
    3. Mazda Premacy
    – 2006:
    1. Toyota Yaris
    2. Mazda6
    3. Audi A2
    – 2007:
    1. Mazda Premacy
    2. Honda Jazz
    3. MINI
    – 2008:
    1.   BMW X3
    2.   Audi A2
    3.   BMW 1-Series

    Innovation and environment
    Daimler AG and Continental’s efficient lithium-ion battery developed for the Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHybrid.

    Previous category winners
    – 2005: Predictive Safety Systems (Robert Bosch GmbH)
    – 2006: Bluetec (DaimlerChrysler)
    – 2007: Active Brake Assist (DaimlerChrysler)
    – 2008: TSI engine mated to the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox (Volkswagen AG)

    Personality of the Year
    Franz Fehrenbach of Robert Bosch GmbH

  7. Gil says:

    awwwwwww. yeah right. My X3 has seen the dealer 9 times in 2.5 years. :)

  8. bmwf1guy says:

    I have had nothing but a great time with my X3. I hear some criticism about it, but after having one for 3 years I can’t see having anything else as an SUV.

    I give it a thumbs up.

  9. Horatiu B. says:

    I have an 04 X3, been in the shop once, for a small problem.

  10. Brookside says:

    Yeah, you’re right…got it mixed up with the X5.

  11. Bike trader says:

    This is no surprise, BMW is like naturally superior to anything out there, especially the Lexus. No matter what BMW will like always be ahead of Lexus in everything they do…it’s because they’re fabulous…

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