BMW tuner Hartge has been recently focusing more on power upgrade packages for the Bavarian cars than styling kits. That’s good because as good as they are at engineering, they’re frankly rubbish at styling. A few weeks ago they boosted a BMW 1M Coupe to 400hp, and now they’ve come up with a package that gives the diesel-powered BMW X3 35d 362 hp. It is one of the most powerful crossovers in the market.
They took the the X3’s 3.0-litre straight-six turbo diesel which in its standard factory form makes 313 hp and 630 Nm of torque, and boosted it up to 362 hp and 730 Nm of torque. That obviously enhances the performance, shedding a few seconds off the car’s acceleration time ( in-gear acceleration is remarkably improved) and adding a few km/h to its top speed, but that’s not the best part of it.
According to Hartge, despite the enhanced performance, their F25 X3 burns approximately half a liter less fuel per 100 km than the standard version. That is a remarkable achievement. Visually, you can count on a set of Hartge wheels.