Car Tech Live 211:  CNET drives the new 2011 BMW X3
Car Tech Live 211: CNET drives the new 2011 BMW X3
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Car Tech Live 211: CNET drives the new 2011 BMW X3

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Sneak peek at the New York auto show is your car one of the most stolen. TV chef makes a serious car downgrade and we drive one of the most awaited new BMW. Hello folks at CNET car tech live that's right governments -- on this beautiful fourteenth of April. We can tell look over here in what resembles a cell at saint Quentin -- case studio B at. I'm Brian Cooley -- Wayne Cunningham and Antuan Goodwin. And let's begin our -- and now we mentioned last week that the -- -- doing an unprecedented shut down of its plants for a week across North America. Just a follow up on that story through in the market for a Toyota -- it -- going to be much in the show room. They're going to do five different shut down days across April but they're not gonna do a week long blocks so -- tight. -- -- -- show rooms out there I don't remarkable dealerships yesterday. I assume it's not all because the Japan but if you drive by -- -- meteor Porsche dealer in Noe valley. There are no cars. They're like they have five cars and -- -- sixty. The very strange cardinal law -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Which and -- that works out. How to use a lot more set up. Paladino to lead to look at how okay it went on working might -- that this is the studio we're talking about our variety everything at their own -- and target. So ES -- The sports -- dealer in the Mill Valley has like a handful -- Mars -- don't know its parts of supply or what I see a lot of partners pretty -- on the on the -- lately it is we affecting everybody that part shortage from Japan. Whether it's electronic -- Components of the some big suppliers there -- -- so and and then when not. -- lots of supplies for -- a car estimate is that just FYI that. The the list on that -- could get an usual shut down now speaking of shutdowns and ones that are on -- defects when you're leap won't start what do you do. Turn off the air conditioning apparently. Nissan says they've been getting complaints -- US and Japan that the -- sometimes we'll start with the electric car. And they think you have to do something with the air conditioning unit the software that operates. Some aspect of air conditioning and other electronics in there. They say because I love this they say it's not a safety issue. So they're not gonna -- recall but that's gonna take their time worked on it. See what's up that doesn't sound like enough urgency to me seamlessly to car wont just stop the war installing anything like that I just -- -- dark yet -- -- opposite problem that people while they're gonna have with a car that -- that at that -- exactly the opposite of of the fears and it's is that -- -- it's not good for a new card hit the market with these kinds of issues -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- black -- But yes if you've gotta leave and -- -- mini you're out there who do and it doesn't start sometimes you're not imagining things that might be a bug. In the software that's related to the air conditioning and I don't know if turning off BAC makes -- start that's not actually works but it is related to the air conditioning so. One more problem there and -- we hear a story that. Bas relief and it burned down their house -- charging that apocryphal someone emailed me that today yeah I think I've heard that just I haven't yet seen any specific stories about that but I have to get -- through the ether sort of you know there's that -- I -- float around I don't know if it's true or not. From and that could deal with. And other electrical wiring in their house might have been bad Yemen have in the car you are receiving about it even remotely legitimate place so let's read those blockbuster but for the -- there's a completely. On but unsubstantiated rumor. And the -- we haven't heard any anecdotal unsubstantiated rumors about the lithium ion battery exploding in media buys that do it like a huge issue would laptop records blowing up left and right advocates is one of the things are one of -- implement -- -- Took off like wildfire across the Internet and the prize and we haven't heard. Comfortably -- I -- -- beginning electric super cars exploding -- when the levees goes we're gonna hear about it -- it would be date. Well I was talking view that Tesla engineers awhile back and they were talking about they do lot of batteries searched. And do a lot about technology to make to their batteries don't have heat overruns -- what they say because that can happen -- -- ion batteries -- And so they were say no you should talk to decent guys and ask them about how they solve the heat overrun problem. And everybody's got there you know their defense and how they deal with that so I think in a Nissan engineers -- -- would solve that day and are. Batteries in. So called and they count on wheels and we'll see but no no problems have been reported that -- -- mean this is obviously all cars got to help low control system compared to a laptop. Plus the -- have a cooling system for the battery where the laptop has a fan and a little copper heat and there's not much going on there but you know outspoken around back into that electric smart and as of the the full fluid cooling system for the actual. Drive unit and I guess -- on the battery pack in the control electronics though. So far we've not heard electric car blowing up. -- it accurately and I hope we do know. If you double reason there are a lot more fun one that is exactly he also people are tuning electric cars and argued in there and yeah yeah that's what we're gonna problems -- over -- -- over block equivalents at digital. Strapping terminals across in ways that they're not supposed to be done get extra current for that. Little room with a car that had the extra boost to the smart electric -- -- -- -- click on the accelerator the old thirty kilowatts. While the -- sixty miles an hour and -- downhill. Victory. So that -- -- card to -- -- -- -- nervous about lithium ion batteries is the smart this is not an off the curtain air anybody. Like I -- blows up are like me get the river and and it whatever it. When -- deal. 'cause they are now are you doing that next week and will be covering the New York auto show here are some of the cars that are intriguing notes -- -- is and this is not one of them we've badly here I've badly badly these cadillacs buried it to their ass in the desert -- not going to be your own version. But instead we have. New details on the shipping my Linksys -- gonna debut in the city Malibu. That we -- excellent -- teaser of the tail lamps -- last week. Or maybe the week before. The kind of squared circle very Camaro -- tail lights -- your shoulders this week we get a picture of the interior highly stylized. Very photo retouched. I'm ready give -- a look at. The of them -- with UV VGM's new mile link system. It's gonna have things like pandora Internet radio that your radio podcasts. And and the ability to control all the things from a touch screen and faith. Written and this -- The new car tech I mean apps you know Xena with Toyota words in it in that Chevy Malibu and they're -- -- pull forward with this and -- -- Work its way up an entire GM line -- -- absolutely through got GM now. -- of course -- BMW Monday BMW. Toy yoga which shall soon be Lexus by the fall like banks on an early 2012 Apple thing will spread. Com and then there's arms -- been showing Android in concept on the dash almost on scanned when really goofy. And then there was those one of the system com with apps -- what we talked about recently that was jumping in the pool. But it was just those 45 that's a lot of cars a lot of brands out there. That got the -- and on. You -- as we're about with this this screen shot. It just loved it's been there's like a gigantic physicals which it what does that have no -- clear that the lights which its vibrant and admitted there terms -- -- overhead lights at -- get some sleep. A little bit ambient light that blue in Portland. What do you -- what made it's a home button now become a cool actually maybe to detachable they look at home right off of you know just straight up Apple iPods -- -- You know one big home button that will take you back to -- to actually get physical switch that'll go through affiliates for the home Miriam my theory is -- just one of those big dumb airbag passenger indicators and -- put Chrome bezel around. -- I see that so often I keep pressing on -- supposed dumb little light. This is gonna have -- -- -- -- picture and pandora so. Talk and news podcasts and streaming custom music stations that's it for now but bits is bits they can easily -- other apps later. But still -- the reigning king with five apps in -- -- gonna -- that that we know. Not yet. -- -- -- -- -- -- Just three history in about a yesterday heard the outlook the first car that engine will come out -- Prius V. -- -- -- -- -- That's what I have heard at CES but I've gotten more confirmation appears to be is the first one is will what is Prius become out -- soon they're actually we're gonna launch I'm attending -- launch in Maine. -- and they'll be showing that at the -- -- be showing up within -- at the New York show. Interest her current we've heard -- Camry and Prius diesel it's it would happen measuring their gonna whatever comes out first they've gotta get into -- -- -- Because that's going to be a major stroke. -- -- I mean this is gonna be one of them better because it's so simple that's what's so cool about -- him if you're not up to speed on this for showing it now on the video version. So it's being IR radio pandora movie tickets and open table take a look at -- regular load anything on your phone either. And that's gonna show you all the apps a -- you do just -- one conduit app on your phone. And and that brings all five of these in from the -- so once you install the app and you go to their -- Raton -- dot -- -- -- into your car's vin number. And that goes all the association how this -- pulled right and that's very cool going on the Segway just a little bit further you. Brian you solace in the BMW recently via FaceBook and -- up. How is that done because I hadn't really explore that capability it's done very -- Pair your iPhone only at this point doesn't work -- Android device there's one problem. If -- cradle -- you can't do it with Bluetooth yet and then you put a BMW -- a single -- on like Toyota had to put a single -- -- on a band that brings in. -- completely restyled. FaceBook updates wall updates Twitter updates the -- be read to you. And -- -- with the FaceBook updates. And a web radio stations you can program in on the app on the phone I believe but it's in classic I drive interface so it doesn't do anything that resembles. An -- -- -- -- these guys do know is using iPod out yet really. In any meaningful way. And nobody is doing via what the other one -- -- used to call it from moment to -- announced called car connectivity consortium. -- -- change -- Nokia gave it to the industry I don't know the CCC to supposed to have a big meeting to release the spec but the the -- Tokyo earthquake -- -- for the meaningless. You don't just about to fail would really like a -- standardize yes because I mean it again -- -- -- think that that it received probably chat room event. In -- city mile link -- -- copying -- think -- everyone's copying everyone. You know they're all doing the adapting to they're all doing -- -- very differently than it would be nice if the adapt developers the handset developers and the the developers of these infotainment system in part -- together and just -- it is our gonna do it. They're. Totally different and that's the thing that they've got a sort on him BMW says you we have iPod out support in the car although it's not -- look at all like an iPod yet. But that but -- can stream video. -- not. Had a chance to try it yet out of your iPhone. To V dash screen using iPod out. But I have -- due to -- -- the cars we've had yet. Even they have the we had a great last one that we've had to cradle these cars to do it with the the carpet duty consortium -- these guys here -- Alpine -- -- GM Honda Hyundai LG Nokia Panasonic Samsung Toyota Volkswagen Denzel Delphi. What -- the LX on. So -- a lot of companies are bringing together and they now have inherited the former terminal mode technology. So they could be a big move toward finally in this -- -- plugging your portable and it looks like Matt on the screen. And right now it's just -- different let's face -- the carmakers -- -- interface they -- good interface sometimes but they -- they're not gonna beat Apple they're never gonna -- Apple. I mean the thing is like I think the best interface and the like it's worth connection to the -- to -- that use the cradle you know the best to be wireless because that. For the most part device agnostic got to get that matter like if you you've got one of the thirty Android phones on the market and it's gonna fit in the cradle or -- or not you've got. The iPhone or the iPhone five -- comes out next year that's a millimeter wide area and a millimeter thinner you -- did these things will be issues anymore. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- IPod connector tax rules just wants that kind of feature to be -- Applicants couple -- -- -- W you know it's true. Sometimes it might just be hey we get paid if you're docket docket they'll never play well the other other than that it ultimate playground other from the biggest Dobie theater gives the place the faster the better watch -- -- attitude -- you're in trouble. -- -- -- New York goes a long run around the -- to the most everything that's an important one for us to see and then we also have the LF GH. From Lexus is on the way and this is what we have new pictures of. Right right and they began last week we folic. Sliver of the -- -- bumper we all agree with universal ugly. And I think that elective. All that and you'll with thing's gonna be an ugly car and it will show you the rest of it -- look at it if they -- like it too much bad press. Does not that if it was strangely I thought it was going to be. Completely like lack out of left field and the car that we actually -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know that deep kind of mask realism and GT -- A little bit if they think -- like open -- the only county in it like keeping you know open real in the front of the bunch of pictures in the gallery to see some more here here's a better shot of the front of yet -- -- -- game. -- here now not in theology and that's a Darth -- mouth so that it's. It'll look very like you who -- already doing the of the top of the -- -- -- at the beginning of the tropical wave that it has -- -- left open that breaks open yeah yeah. Hope very aggressive very aggressive looking car com obstacle to the world here's a shot of the -- -- -- video over and if not -- -- -- -- and the back and is. Most part of that -- darker side darker side of green look they're going for with the CT 200 H which is just too small to look like a -- -- but ultimately though this -- lenses are being. And sharp angled -- -- they can have it for the BMW thing going on via daily. And the -- oh yes those been -- -- shape of them is unique in my view like that if you look closely you'll see that the kind of touch in the middle. Apparently the very industry globally just district. That's cool but I wonder and out concept so will this make him the production. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What's not so out there that it looks to me like the styling exercise that's what concerns me it looks like it's supposed to -- replace or wedge its way into their line mean this isn't that -- looking car on yeah I understand it latent -- they did build the ideal -- and yeah -- carpet if -- lexis. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And that was nice I wouldn't think so he's. But the rest of the -- very ready for production at the -- -- about the they've got to -- radically like -- -- -- they mimic evolutionary jumps there's pieces here -- probably miners waited in other cars but yet they they -- everything very careful anytime you -- door handles on a -- -- for production I'm sorry -- constantly there are not -- door handles. But they have the area. -- now it's missing -- arguing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This is currently not looking forward to it. Never tell anybody to -- and a class in Europe wouldn't be looking forward to it. But -- -- shown on the concept of this car that actually looks a lot better. Looks kind of exciting title and you wanna do so what do they do they had BMW make it that the BM -- that's an X three -- -- plus these -- what is -- four media I'd say a one series and the add Cali yeah it's a stretch that a stretch to a stretched one series someone stepped on the fact that. Totally cool looking little car and far different media box he sort of been -- -- -- a class C that a -- classics like the front of a minivan. The current a -- -- at the front of a Smart Car I mean it's and -- without the back at the stubby little thing. Yeah every -- a few pictures vehicle I think it is like our. -- shoulder like a weird angle like the weird angle that our way if the eight. And -- basically there. Beat the try to call -- but c'mon these cars -- here's a shot of the simplest thing after the shuttle -- class that we all know and don't love. It's this little guy here it -- it's a little the little Mazda five but. Smaller tightening and very Honda city pretty Honda Fit yeah exactly. Urged him on city and will Kia sold in there. -- they come along with this guy here -- -- one. How big difference. Question is how much of that's gonna make were priced at this this red door handles there was also -- their personal and other reporting for this aren't victims being there than that in and I'm now. But lots of wild sculpting on this guys though that's a pretty wild for Mercedes-Benz way out there for them -- an entire of the Italy the lake growth. On the the styling. And I dig -- it's gonna be standards that there. There are excited by it anymore but -- the new standard of it when -- -- them on the current 200 -- really -- -- -- -- this feature -- jumped the shark -- yeah right on the 200 -- -- what it's like there's gonna -- people reading -- in rental cars illegally -- headlights that I absolutely. Are -- that the concept we're gonna see social lot of interesting cars coming up there's also going to be. A lot of illustrated cabin tech being exhibited of course not just the actual full car -- -- lot of technology there. I believe there's going to be -- deeper -- -- blue link. At the show what is prize day infinity -- announce a new luxury car but that's gonna. Come up next spring or something so it's it's a ways away okay and pro anonymity -- -- that until this fall right. Now wasn't aware of New York auto show you get to the real world -- go buy something you wanna hang on -- wanna buy the cars that don't get stolen the most let's face it. You're the -- you don't wanna -- according to LoJack is released their new list this is according to their stats so let's gonna you know realizes. Top ten stolen and recovered card -- kind of a weird metric but recovered to their technologies in their so. Take that would agree missile but the list is the one you'll see all the time number one. Honda Accord. You wanna scar -- you're gonna wake up in the morning go to work in the car's not in front of the house you wanna get a mid to late ninety's accord and they steal all the time. I wonder whether through badly when -- -- high school -- the great looking -- actually still it. Remember the a prelude about the early -- idea of the trailer and -- -- -- little weird that great wild ribbon -- ahead. The display across top of the death from the early -- car that had that believe a man augmenting every the most but the accorded that like that 2.2 liter engine that -- -- so happy to swap out swap out via. Or earn whatever all sorts of things the -- -- engine from the -- Side. With easily of the top engine became evident that there a lot of -- -- -- 22 -- -- floating around. Looking for a -- -- you know put them in whatever -- there isn't ones according never had. Narrative of as the trailer right yes the trailer that's the one -- that long wide. Electoral fluorescent -- remembers that -- that. I -- -- here -- the exterior here. This one. That prelude yeah remember -- -- area don't really remember the if you only ensure the best part and a -- idea here with we years it was very big and being shaped. And then they went to this is also good looking pretty with the -- the -- to the front -- -- As a militant card now the good looking as a -- -- yeah a bullet pop up like -- -- the -- -- -- very loot did lake. The believes the first one might -- -- late eighties early ninety's that pop up -- yea yeah yeah and it was. Really small -- that was like this one here. That's the one and the original printed. For a prelude. The original -- and with that little gonna chubby little one. That had that great embedded gates Speedo -- -- in the same dial. And nested needles that was cool and it -- it is cool well in the -- are more than to the Acura Integra at some point. The integrity and -- And it really just -- religious merged into the accord navigated via. -- sample of that. Pop -- that's BO that was like the craziest thing it's like well needles city. Macromedia problem of Malaga Amsterdam but Eagles sitting it all over the place might want. The bigger sodomy here -- no good pictures of it to bed. Anyway if you've got that early music and dance dance from media project that was talking about. Just all these electro forests engages these while the lights are probably. Right this was -- -- -- -- command. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So this the most stolen card bears the look chord -- that the late nineties typically civic Camry Integra. You know obviously popularity breeds that that's obvious we get down mechanic -- -- escalade which is -- about that cars because the -- -- is actually the most stolen car in general. Not just most stolen recovered current loaded -- right as the loads necklace for talk right and so but also distinct seniors tablet gets a lot have OnStar. Standard bode editor needs his loads extent yeah the tracking is there a modern -- -- -- -- a lot of pattern and I also gets LoJack. I guess because these are just -- some Pennsylvania that all about but only if the -- -- that was released before it that recovery version of on dark in perhaps years here but actually they said that there's -- -- breakdown of the 2007 Athlon actually one of -- among their -- reason yeah and -- -- -- in here too which may or may not have that level. Of OnStar and it Vietnam. -- -- -- -- -- The -- -- the last -- deal because it the most likely to be occupied or chromosomes -- would go -- and it could help build it looks likely to have gigantic -- due to -- the huge yet that alone makes it worthwhile -- -- you take him off the gigantic stereo out that you don't need in a letter -- -- -- -- on the side of the -- -- the shells that there like a -- At forming at Apple's close to units that you know -- and car stolen as a big financial loss. But recovering a stolen car is not always company wanted to it is if I don't want it back right now you don't know what's gone in a Mecca well in Bangkok -- that -- give me it'll never smell right idea that I'm sorry it is critical vulnerabilities in fact that's about it at a big fight -- for care at a I live by different rules. It's our hope will gain and I hope we'll all -- now we still expect it's and ready for -- -- -- -- -- away. I think -- think they haven't visited double take I thought when this is one of those satellite radio receivers -- goes into a cigarette item it's not satellite radio at hall. The live -- radio. The so if you're watching your video over I hope -- for this 13 and usual -- how we describe this. A cigarette twelve -- thing for your remote stick on a goose neck. And then looks like a remote control right on top of that. -- -- I have some parrot design language to it but to colorful buttons and stuff but it's an Internet radio streamer FM transmitter and twelve volt plug in all in -- And Libya has been selling these Internet radios from home for awhile so a lot of you might ruin these. Video devices in their household. Bolivia is doing into the car market now the automotive market with this -- look -- -- -- thing is that it's nicely engineered to the idea of a very simple plug in and go Internet radio device I had -- and we heard -- -- these before -- that's gobble baked in a -- ago. And the phone. Not not like -- Internet radio device yeah we've seen. Again like. -- plug in theory -- radio receivers we've seen Apple again. The weirdest thing that we file with that we are the public radio times if they select Tivo premiere radio. I think we were called NBA now built in FM receiver into one of them. Like twenty dollar digital recorders yeah and in marketed as they animated -- sort of like -- radio taxis have like. Both Tivo -- -- radio accurate or -- -- -- yet. This is critical look at things so you -- -- this -- puts a hundred bucks. Yet and what you actually have to do with this is you carry your phone to your -- data -- your -- streams the music and through T-Mobile app. Which placed the device which I guess probably get through a -- -- -- and signal to your radio. Which makes it not useful anywhere. In cities that Casey O'Connor who -- the good luck with that new data. -- -- -- that this device -- becomes a control unit to go to skip around to navigate stations to tag the station's -- -- it's also Bluetooth hands -- -- of course. A chemical piece of engineering but it's just part of the general trend of people are really getting turned on to Internet radio in the Carl's son because the products for -- to arrive. This is kind of unusual take on that. But if you're looking for an Internet radio on a statement -- of your phone -- a thousand of you were there it is. OK you're guy theory -- looking for that you're looking for -- -- -- And you didn't find it -- what we've got ripped off here in San Francisco did yeah I was that British motors dealership does exotic cars on bad ass -- and some apparently -- -- team and he went through the skylight repelled down this great movie. Snapped close -- Apple lock on the unit padlock on the gate. It's George Clooney you know he's gonna cat seat and drove out in -- -- he went to one dollar to back years Lamborghini this -- about a month ago or so okay so so guy you know -- TV chef -- does one of those you know world roadside diners drive -- and -- is the show. So we're gonna scroll down after watching us on the video very seriously -- -- -- -- anyway. Call for -- and threatened downgrade at garnering. He got a bumblebee Camaro. Yeah yeah I actually it's one of the first convertible Camaro is coming out -- Bumblebee. Yellow and black stripes and a black cloth -- I get it running for the camera for his rapid his images car -- -- -- makes no sense for him. An Anglican official here. I mean this is this like he needs to be an inflated matches here he's got aids got the blind faith he's got those they're so little that the game is played it straight into the -- -- always -- threats on his goatee and easy and he's wearing is is long sort that is holding. Yeah I think -- -- was already out of its class yeah ten year. Let about the money for it but not now valley now and -- we -- makes instantly -- disguise. Got a new -- -- I did but picked one up but recently the company Lamborghini Olympia of that -- -- They worked -- well some guy had it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I love that I do love the guy and a half when I -- gamers who like there would -- -- no wonder the new equipment. And basically it -- learning from the -- case what are the best points of entry that -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our focus on the road now predict -- theories car let's go -- own car and this time around we are gonna drive one of the most anticipated read -- BMW's in a long time. I think it's just the first full read do you ever. Of the X the rate which is BMW's he said up until this time baby crossover SUV -- sports activity vehicles they say. Not quite so baby anymore very hot ride though we're gonna build on the road now with -- -- and Antuan in the 2011 BM WX three X drive 35 high tech. This -- the add twins grow from it starts with straight 63 leaders. As we thought it got a pretty good that start other little hesitation and Napster which I think it's mostly due to the transmission -- -- and stuff about. You have a blessing it's going to let you read things before you can finish saying that car's -- think it. Together -- lot of pushing -- aren't yet so little initial hesitation on acceleration which is pretty common -- today's cars a lot of systems in. But -- this -- really gets a bit that in -- engine Vietnamese community that everything and that we also -- -- new features. One thing of the stars as the suspect's story and it. That's been a long time BMW's. -- anything would expire in Austin about 2003 and it's just been sitting there neglected. But now it gets all of BMW's latest technology. And so one thing it Scott -- an eight speed transmission. Lot of speeds. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- but when you do manually should really ships with a hard like each year. Feels really solid and communities got it. -- -- on that port converters machinist and they give you a real sports and also better efficiency that actually helps your fuel economy when you get. Partnerships like that so it got -- wide eight point eight inch LCD. And that's just a beautiful screen and these maps I think are. Audi is the only one doing better maps here. -- -- -- -- -- Google's search. So instead of just going to blends editors' database of the Denver restaurant or whatever you can -- a Google search and really get up to date information of what's in the area. About connected to the BMW assist nomadic service. But overall I mean it's also we have very comfortable like -- here. Yes yes it's that that upscale BMW's luxury -- -- what happened here soft touch materials all around and wood trim. I can't imagine -- -- that new technologies. Well you for BMW. Rigid body history. And that basically allows you to use the -- sounds like streaming audio via Bluetooth phones. It's really good for anybody exiting he's so smart -- that's not an iPhone. I could that's aside from the edit project -- -- the only way to market -- -- body away from an Android phone or a Blackberry. -- now other -- have been doing this for a couple of years now but it -- just haven't jumped onto that band like that the nice feature to have along with media. -- hard drive storage for music again -- iPod integration and in. Everything else that -- -- -- offers pretty much every modern digital audio source sort of SD cards but it really use that. All right so X three couple new things and we have Bluetooth streaming. We're just talking off offline here are watching the video if we were able to get metadata to work when -- industry -- of the titles and all that sort of stuff not just the audio stream. And what does it -- with the controlled transport control is that part of the same thing as meta data or is that a different level of Bluetooth you know off and. Will give him Bluetooth is made at will the Bluetooth standards mean a whole bunch of -- communicable bunch of different. What given the level that is called but. They're basically. Codec or something like that -- -- a lot of one of the codec or if we went with them. Profiles of the a two DPI audio streaming. Match the profile is sending the metadata market -- but not implemented. Yet we haven't seen that for -- -- we just got -- it did Bluetooth and only that was the audio stream right through -- Bluetooth audio on the screen -- has -- gotten them. Transport control started working around the daddy AD r.s TP yell at one point three yet enabled men like pies. Slave port -- back. And then metadata threat to show up on some cars -- you get all attractive but that's -- leaking out a little bit at a time and I'm trying to remember. I had a problem. -- would this partnering my Droid. Now I'm not sure about that but I don't think we got metadata -- of the Droid in streaming gets one phone the Droid two I didn't check the list with support order. But you good to see BMW that technology. Yet it's about time -- have warmed up to a Bluetooth streaming it's -- a speakerphone in your pocket and in a jump in the car and -- -- from that and that's and I although. I would like to see that can Kokomo where you actually select music from your phone without. Acting dead in each channel and out yet yet that's really broken -- when networks that way but yet that it's a great step forward for them. That I -- -- -- X three looked. Substantially different than the previous version I liked that it didn't look that much of by the go to the next five -- an original X five yeah you know certainly the the size that fits that but yeah form factor in all Latin. I mean yet got that strong contour line on the size 63 this camera the X -- Because you look at the pictures of the old one to the new one the difference that I see is. Basically a great -- -- Move toward an elegance -- the scar in the kind of rich and sophisticated compare it to the old X -- -- side by side with it didn't occurred a couple of side by side applicable pictures -- like. Those are the first six with the second Jeep. By comparison looks really -- upright and -- -- -- area of the first -- off the kind of avoided that Wayne citing that. Totally bad -- utilizing -- black on the side it is pictured here new styling. Here's a picture -- really flat on the side and kind of this sort of -- upright sort of little happy face. In reality it hole they like it seems like if they'd been very long if all went into -- the top half of the screen is very public via a live we go to the new one latest jump and of that now if you'd have very different sort of a degree of yes kind of up market ness to it is I think the changes are kinda subtle but. It here's the front and of the new one. Yet and there's certainly some big elements -- like -- lower air intake but -- sizzling going on the -- -- and all the call the contours stuff on the side of the car. -- is actually production models in Edmonton the by the -- -- that the valuable foreign companies still the same idea became over with a very different that the theory. So this is the full -- And they did visited that is something with the with the -- that line meets -- -- -- right there where the line at the like Travis Leo this is -- meets -- the -- Swoopes. Over the we will march and then goes up and and -- as other contour line that comes down. Right there where that little indicator light is on the side that side marker that's a really busy little place but -- -- -- the -- -- The back and looks really X 52. -- it is -- upscale. You know it just became like a big kind of expensive looking vehicle -- is look kind of -- -- a little. Little garden wagon yet but you know of sudden sometimes takes oil around patents though. It follows that trend that the average every upgrade for a car seems to add inches get bigger and -- community wants to make room because they've got the X one coming up. Which when they're smaller and truly impact as -- the right. That's. And this is this is literally it's approaching the size of the first next -- quite happy with the instant comparison is but it Nazis much closer the size of the old X five the original which also got bigger. That it is to the old X three through a -- got bigger all around. Com and I guess that that's the right way to go because he got to be able you know moving up market. Make room for that little -- X one now now the base price for the the X. Drive 35 by the one we had was about 41042. Delivered what is here and so than the X drive 28 I've been non Turbo -- version I'd imagine bill 4000 bucks us or so yeah high thirties probably which is good price yet but not a bad price for BMW. Especially for -- crossover SUVB and now but that's a lot. Now. I certainly enjoyed driving this extra that he provide blast and around some corners -- -- that twisty roads in memory and up here -- -- -- sport plus four plus who ski that's the fun that was -- And I -- it a little bit of I reviewed article that little bit of pelicans a little bit tippy and jumps. I thought it was doing a lot of bouncing up and down -- but has been some bouncing up and down. And it felt a little high for some reason -- it wasn't that screwed down like -- wasn't screwed down -- pavement. That I converted to a key and in my mind what is not fair you know but it felt like a very different than a -- which feels amazingly just kind of down. That's that it probably feels better than like a Jeep or suffer for adolescents are adults overall pick at -- -- But. It does have that BMW active suspension technology which is very cool as the in the star and -- that is -- this -- all their cards pretty much. And that actually seem to really does push those tires down to the pavement and when you're driving over that -- -- -- Ripley Kirby part of the road. Near -- the -- might go than we -- a podcast there's effects of road where it basically undulating bomb. -- -- the dump yeah yeah with in the middle to turn yeah it's no worse get out of sorts. Via I don't know it would be old driver -- it was just really good suspension tuning but it didn't. It didn't really get out of sorts he didn't get a lot of that lake -- the you know an application you we have heard it there too and it created never got out of shape even coming -- around -- corner doing up and Daniel losing all your. -- on the wheels and is a bit ago you know you do that -- thing yeah but obligated that the suspensions part of the M sport package if we had. And then it's got just the standard sort of stiffening through the through the rocker switch is the suspension based and also based and other all wheel drive. Which a lot of folks are very excited here. So it's always an all wheel drive at least in the 3528. To -- yeah it's bad really advanced all right systematic -- 6040 split the mighty -- -- it chips tortilla. Back and forth but it doesn't do you park back terrain and there's now. Differential walk or anything like that yeah -- right. It's a super handling all wheel drive yet -- which was which is of amazing from from -- for accurate but it's at least they're all wheel drive which a lot of folks were relieve line. -- -- we have better some itself finally. -- there was a lot of pent up demand. We also had the the online Google stuff we showed there -- search. For that's built into both navigation you can use that it -- -- destination orders to do three of search tropical BMW. Since the VW business search by terminal last X three -- -- which is probably about five years ago. Yet been a while yet and the -- because this is that have a radio. That's your head I don't know back then they have the -- BMW's big mystery over this is radio. What's actually is still -- there it's still that strip with the buttons the optical slot the little tiny -- and the tool rockers on the right -- they've still got that but now of course it's paired up with a very -- system but. Emitted and that's of the business rate more which has always been a weird and it's just nice to you get that whole -- -- has been -- fantastic tablet products right now. And this gets like the latest stop and adds a couple things like agreements in the Bluetooth audio streaming via and the big equating -- screen. -- -- one ambiguous -- and he -- the maps are great. Disgrace and -- says was on the video there the zoom two satellite photo realistic when you to a certain zoom level on the outside. Strangest little -- no one's gonna agree with main areas -- -- -- to -- your -- Berman but. Everything's -- ports on the -- drive when you -- zooming you go counterclockwise. It makes me crazy. To me it's analogous to driving -- grew into something you turn clockwise to go it makes perfect as it does okay -- I'm I'm not crazy distraught. Another thing it was weird as when you go over to the ribbon on the side -- tools for navigation. I -- rotate a -- right to go down the list of those little icons and it's I think it's left. -- -- That makes up an amendment that does make sense you don't have an easier on the ribbon to me right is down. From the ads on mobile. Yes so leftist down left would be counter clockwise and then -- -- -- the -- okay I think I can see that here's the other -- -- -- You guys -- you guys think should vote when you've got to shift back and forth for shifting. Which way -- down shift allies I think it I think vehemently does it right I think gas down fifteen should be -- -- Forward I think it and they go forward yet. And data took a -- personality so you pull back pull for a full production if you agree -- the united -- it to me it's I want them for some reason I'm looking at the shifter to me if -- see it as this. The graphical thing -- is -- -- Up before you should probably -- a month -- the X. We'll see -- like -- that direction to get better recognize it accidentally objecting announced on -- down shift work path pretty much every other card does it that way BMW doesn't then the plot of the don't support because -- the motion the car when you down to expect the yacht forward. -- or dive forward to another we're looking at an era of and then that a shift you've but he kicked back as you knew that -- -- -- -- -- yeah I just. Does it does me. The panels that are there exactly although you know they have that -- -- the dam paddles on the wheel drive me nuts and never use him to the -- always you know. Sometimes those stood -- -- on the right and the on the left him in the my wheelers is I hate that you -- -- that we elected. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pushed the button for desperate down shift and yeah I think ports does that yet that annoys me because I want one I just wanted to be 11 pal one -- -- the other media. Yet maybe external orphanages. That -- that. Good okay. Out one thing I gotta sit I have quite -- the last 67 in a Pan American at the expense of -- Burner might might -- complain about BMW's cabin tech and I -- it is time. And there's few things that I don't like about the start of this is one thing and this is typical BMW's is. When you're going to the search screens like searching for -- -- or searching for music off of our driver connect to drive that. The -- search system that's really -- filter based system. So you set the elderly alike -- album and then you also your artists to you and get them results narrowed down to that which is not in interface that should be in a car. -- -- -- yeah it's -- it's something that's like an engineering interface for searching databases but it's not in car database. Yeah you're right it's the it is very it is very database schema and query the logic right now and it's stupid to have that attire and -- -- -- Interesting yes the guys still have an issue with that rotate but we sure have a lot of issues of -- car we will look at that -- -- -- editor's choice. Com there was an easy wasn't it yeah I doubt that the women love that. But we've got a little bit clinics and you really like -- -- you mean you get past -- -- -- in the Big Easy you certainly picking -- all the little studying exaggeration you turn the address that permit it. Now how much yearly bash something for a search screen and in its first filtering and -- there -- a lot of these things -- the things that they in owner Rudy used to after yes. That's -- -- -- of these including -- used to but ultimately we're talking about here is stuff you could be chewy to its not broken. It's just may be requires a little bit wrapping your veteran also has voice commands -- you can actually request music by artist. Album -- -- right thing right cool. Then so we're looking at -- with a lot of tech at you know a pretty good price point and again right now the entry level of BMW's -- as they call them soon to be. You know bumped -- -- one not by the arrival of the X -- so anyway that's our BM WX three X drive 35 by the review is up. It's an editor's choice. Lot of great tech nice three styling it looks more -- more massive you're gonna look like you're really kind of -- -- -- really cool -- now more than the previous versions so. Kinda hard to find where they didn't really move everything forward on this guys have a check out that review at cars dot cnet.com get our full take on all the details. -- -- what's in the CNET car tech garage operate now. So this review was. That's another great one no major reduces the last time we -- TL but this -- -- an automatic unless we had to stick socialist American press there. By in the garage right now we have a Ford Focus titanium the new 2012 focused so the first of the whole new family the first focus -- to drive with a bag over your head. And -- be -- -- -- development review will be coming up so we talk about that show next week. And then not -- in the garage next -- apparently have scored Audi a seven. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And a Mini Countryman is on it's way -- so undeveloped folks ask about that vehicle over email that's coming in for review. We'll get to our show for this -- that's -- -- while you're watching live sit -- we're back -- a few minutes with roadside assistance are red hot new help and how to podcast about cars you know how to reach -- folks the site is part tech dot cnet.com for the show. Cars dot cnet.com for all of our car tech coverage. Email send us those emails are the backbone of roadside assistance car -- at cnet.com leave -- voice -- as well we use a lot of those in the show 866401. 2638866401. CNET and of course -- on Twitter I'm Brian Cooley. Plane -- wings C underscore. -- And wanted to do AMT. GO oh there was lives that type of roadside assistance otherwise we'll see you next week you're on Arctic life.

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