The second generation 2010+ BMW X3 (known as the F25 chassis) entered the competitive SUV market with a tougher, more mature look and claims its rightful place between the BMW X1 and X5. The 2014 facelift is even more appealing and features the latest BMW design cues. Although the earlier X3 had a quite harsh ride, the new for 2010 X3 was reasonably improved although the whole package still doesn't feel completely in balance especially when cornering.
The stock X3 allows more front body roll than the rear and the rear features quite firm compression damping which makes the ride over small surface imperfections less comfortable. After extensive testing and ride and handling development work, KONI’s patented FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology struts and shock absorbers give the X3 a more balanced set-up which feels more confident and predictable when cornering and refines and reduces the trade-off between firmness and comfort as expected from a luxury SUV.