Would also like to say thanks to all who have posted some excellent info and commentary on the forum.
Enjoying both our new X1 and year old X3, but the X3 has some awesome tech that I wish was in the X1. Not a criticism, but would have liked to see some of these in the X1.
The birds eye view cameras under the door mirrors have prevented any wheel rash to this point and make parking between the lines a breeze.
Night images from back up camera much better.
X3 MSport offers a heated steering wheel.
Newer gen. dash with better displays.
3 nav. screen display options - day, night and auto.
Cruise controls and audio scroll button on the steering wheel.
Some other neat X3 features are auto tailgate, rails with sliding cargo tie downs in the trunk, retractable cargo cover, retractable pet net which attaches to roof (2 possible configs), side by side cup holders and the panorama roof tilts to a higher angle giving a bigger opening.
But our X3 35i is less economical, no ASS or EcoPro on ours, and X1 xDrive steering feel is superior.
Also the X1 price advantage is substantial.
The only wishlist item not yet available on either is BLIS.
Both are a blast to drive and we are very happy with them. No regrets about choosing either, but probably would have opted for the turbo4 X3 28i over the 35i if it had been available.
Happy trails y'all.