“The Driveway” series continues today with one of BMW’s most popular models to date – the X3. In its second generation now, the midsize SUV was released in 2010 for the 2011 model year and it’s almost as large as the original E53 series X5. Over two million units were delivered to this date from the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.
And while it’s an extremely popular car on the road, it’s very rare you get to see one that has gone through an extensive tuning program. Until today.
Name: Marc @bmw_sleeper
Car (year/make/model): 2013 BMW X3 28i
Time of Ownership: 4 Years 3 Months
What made you buy it?
First Car. Wanted a BMW and it was the latest vehicle BMW had launched at the time. Wanted a car that you could do anything and everything with.
Things you like
People underestimate the car all the time. Versatile. Perfect dimension and handling capabilities.
Things you’d change: Needs a bigger engine
Stage 1 tune | ER catless downpipe | Supersprint Quad Exhaust | Custom 9500ci Install | Carbon Fiber Interior | 310 M wheels
Cross country trip – DC to CA | Featured on Smoking Tire | Driven all the way from DC to Boston and DC to Tampa FL | Dragstrip | NJ Motorsport Park – Thunderbolt | Driven through the highest tunnel in the world (Eisenhower tunnel) | Taken it to 135 mph
Costs: $25k in upgrades
What’s Next (Next car, next adventure, etc.)?: None at this moment in time. Can’t wait for winter and the snow to roll around to have some fun in the snow.
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