With the F30 328i making waves around the US, BMW’s X3 crossover that has the same engine has been getting a boost of attention too.
Not all of its coming from reviewers or interested buyers. The EPA recently announced the adjusted fuel economy figures for the BMW SAV.
The BMW X3 xDrive28i is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder which develops 245 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The N20 engine not only pushes out a respectable amount of grunt but also eats a less than usual amount of fuel while its at it.
A BMW X3 xDrive28i is now rated by the EPA at a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg and that figure gets broken down at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
The testing was done using premium gasoline and, as a result, the agency thinks the annual fuel costs for owners of this X3 come in at around $2600.
Despite being the smaller engined model the BMW X3 xDrive28i will go from 0 to 62 in just 6.7 seconds and it will have an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.
It won’t put too many cars to shame on a drag strip but we all know that in family car territory, those figures are more than respectable.
Further more, once you get to the SAV/softroader side of the business the BMW X3 manages to set itself apart thanks to them.
The X3 in itself is plenty of fun but what’s really important here is that BMW is sticking to their old guns and continue to make amazing engines that balance power and economy brilliantly.