The X3 crossover is the next car to benefit from BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology, starting from spring of 2012.
The new BMW X3 xDrive28i will get the same engine that received a warm welcome in the new 328i sedan, a 2-litre, four-cylinder 180 kW/245 hp petrol engine.
This engine utilizes a supercharging system operating according to the Twin Scroll principle, High Precision Injection with direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and double VANOS variable camshaft control.
All that means you get more than satisfying performance, with above average fuel economy. With 350 Nm of torque available between 1,250 and 4,800 rpm, this version of X3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds – 0.2 seconds faster than the predecessor model, while managing average fuel consumption of 7.5 litres/100 km and a CO2 emission level of 175 grams per kilometre.
The car also gets the eight-speed automatic transmission and the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive with electronically controlled and variable power distribution. It also offers three driving modes, “COMFORT”, “SPORT” and “SPORT+”.