For our final X3 adventure, we headed for the city of Melbourne and more importantly, the Australian Open. During the Open the city is packed with tennis fans, piling in from across the globe, so as you can imagine, the city’s transport system can get pretty hectic. However, the thing I love about Melbourne is how compact it is and when you are in a car, you can quickly get from one side to the other, if you know the right routes. What’s more, sat high above the road in the comfort of the new X3’s plush leather interior, city navigating has never seemed so easy.
Although the tournament brings a lot of exposure to the city, it is without doubt a cultural juggernaut, with a reputation for creativity and diversity. So with just 24 hours at our disposal we kicked the iDrive navigation into gear and headed out to explore the city.
Starting the day on an empty stomach is never an option, so an early breakfast was in order. We headed for the renowned, Operator 25, in the heart of the city. Narrow streets and slim parking spaces go hand-in-hand with urban areas but luckily the X3’s combo of parking sensors and cameras made little fuss of the Melbourne side streets.