What can be said about the BMW X3 that we haven’t already been through? It’s a compact SUV which would be better off as a four-by-four station wagon, just as AMC showed us. Funny thing though when you’re developing a new X3 to come out sometime before 2011, you may need to wrap the test power train in something other than the final sheetmetal — like the modified body of an E91 3-series station wagon. Another funny thing about the situation is the resultant car looks freakin’ great! With this mule we’re really beginning to wonder if the X3 wouldn’t be better off this way. What do you think? [Bimmerfile]
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