The Germans from BMW announced their intentions to extend the engine range of the current BMW X3 generation, internally known as the F25. Therefore, the plan to introduce a number of two new turbocharged units which will be available starting this fall. The first unit is going to be the new entry level engine while the second one will be the most powerful unit available for the German compact crossover, but as mentioned above, they will be available only later this year.
“From its inception, the new BMW X3 has occupied the top slot among the competition by virtue of its compelling driving pleasure, convincing versatility and commanding presence anchored in high-calibre design and no-compromise premium quality. Now this successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is about to extend its lead even further on the efficiency front,” says BMW.
The BMW X3 xDrive20i will be powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline unit able to deliver 184 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 270 Nm of torque from 1,250. The new four-cylinder engine features the Valvetronic variable valve control system, direct fuel injection, a variable camshaft control system and a twin-scroll turbocharger.
“Its newly developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit blends a hallmark BMW sporty power curve with exceptionally high efficiency,” add the Germans. You will also be able to choose from either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the second proposal of the German company is a 3.0-liter diesel engine which will fit the X3 xDrive35d version offering 313 horses and 630 Nm of torque. With such performance figures, it will become the most powerful unit in X3′s range, featuring innovative systems such as the common-rail direct injection system and twin-stage turbocharging.
Standard features of this unit include the Auto Start-Stop function, four-wheel drive system and the eight-speed automatic gearbox. BMW also plans to bring some equipment modifications which means more features offered as standard and a longer list of options. However, these details will be discussed in a further article.