BMW introduce new entry level version of X3
- 24 August 2012
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BMW have introduced an entry level rear wheel drive only X3, with lower emissions and best economy in range. The X3 sDrive18d promises everything you’d expect from an X3 but makes it more affordable.
BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies help the X3 sDrive18d to have emissions of only 135g/km which puts it in tax band B, and BMW say it will do 55.4mpg making it the most economical model in the range.
Even with impressive fuel economy figures BMW promise ample power, the 2.0 Litre Diesel engine will develop 143hp, max torque of 360Nm between 1750 and 2500 rpm and do 0 to 100km/h in 9.9 secs with a top speed of 195km/h and its available with either a manual 6 speed or an eight speed automatic gearbox.
|X3 sDrive18d||143||360||9.9 (10.3)||55.4 (52.3)||135 (142)||B|
|X3 xDrive20d||184||380||8.5 (8.5)||50.4 (50.4)||149 (147)||C|
While hill descent control is only on the four wheel drive models the sDrive18d has all the standard equipment fitted to the xDrive20d, the SE models have auto stop/start, Drive Performance Control, 17 inch alloys, Nevada leather and BMW iDrive with a 6.5 inch colour screen.
M Sport models will be available with extras like 18 inch alloys, sport seats, sport suspension and M styled aerodynamic body additions.