Four-wheel drive technology BMW xDrive not only optimises
traction, but has also been specifically harmonised to ensure
enhanced driving dynamics. The new BMW X3 offers fascinating
qualities with uncompromising diversity, combining both driving
pleasure and efficiency with comfort and functionality,
sportiness and elegance.
The four-cylinder diesel in the
new BMW X3 xDrive20d has a maximum output of 135 kW/184 bhp.
Power output has been increased by 5 kW compared to its
predecessor. At the same time, average consumption in the EU
test cycle has been reduced by 14 percent to a mere 5.6 litres/100
The new BMW X3 xDrive35i is powered by a straight-six petrol
engine with a maximum output of 225 kW/306 bhp. This makes it by
far the sportiest model within its competitive environment.
Engine range: Four-cylinder diesel
and straight six-cylinder petrol engine of the latest
The new BMW X3 xDrive20d now
offers better performance and higher efficiency than any of its
comparable rivals. It is powered by a 2-litre four-cylinder
turbo diesel engine with aluminium crankcase and Common Rail
direct injection, delivering a maximum power output of
135 kW/184 at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm
between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm.
The engine develops sufficient power to allow the
vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds,
reaching top speed at 210 km/h. With an average fuel consumption
of 5.6 litres/100 km, the BMW X3 xDrive20d establishes a new
benchmark for efficiency in this vehicle segment (CO2 emission
level: 149 g/km in conjunction with manual gearbox, 147 g/km in
conjunction with automatic gearbox).
Spontaneous response, high-revving
characteristics, excellent running smoothness and outstanding
efficiency characterise the power unit featured in the BMW X3
xDrive35i. The 3.0-litre straight-six engine featuring BMW
TwinPower Turbo, direct petrol injection and VALVETRONIC
generates a maximum output of 225 kW/306 bhp at 5,800 rpm.
Maximum torque of 400 Nm is available between 1,200 and 5,000
rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km takes a mere 5.7 seconds. Top
speed is 245 km/h. The BMW X3 xDrive35i offers not only the most
dynamic driving characteristics, but also by far the most
favourable fuel consumption and emission levels within the
competitive environment of its engine class. Average consumption
in the EU test cycle is 8.8 litres/100 km (CO2 emission level:
BMW EfficientDynamics in the new
BMW X3: Premiere for Auto Start Stop function in conjunction
with automatic transmission
The new BMW X3 xDrive35i is
equipped as standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
This option, also unique within the competitive environment, is
available for the BMW X3 xDrive20d as an alternative to the
standard six-speed manual gearbox. As an option, the new BMW X3
xDrive35i comes with a sports automatic transmission with shift
paddles on the steering wheel.
The automatic transmission is
combined for the first time with an Auto Start Stop
function. When stopping at road junctions or in a
traffic jam, the engine is automatically switched off.
The Auto Start Stop function is also a standard feature
in the X3 xDrive20d with manual gearbox. The car is
additionally equipped with a gear shift indicator.
Furthermore, the equipment featured in all model variants, which
include brake energy regeneration, EPS Electric Power Steering,
demand-controlled ancillary components, intelligent lightweight
construction and tyres with reduced rolling resistance
contribute towards lowering fuel consumption and exhaust
Production at the BMW Spartanburg
The new BMW X3 is produced at the
BMW Spartanburg plant in accordance with stringent BMW Group
quality standards. With the production of the BMW X5 and BMW X6
models, the location, which is based in the US Federal State of
South Carolina, has become the competence centre for BMW X
models within the BMW Group’s worldwide production network.
Thanks to comprehensive extension measures, the preconditions
for integrating the new BMW X3 into the production process have
also been established.