The BMW X3 is one of the most successful models in its segment and after being updated for the 2011 model year , BMW has decided to further expand the SUV for 2012 with the addition of two new models: the BMW X3 xDrive20i and the BMW X3 xDrive35d.
The BMW X3 Drive20i uses a newly developed 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that delivers a total of 184 HP at 4,800 rpm and a peak torque of 199 lbs-ft available at 1,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard with the option of an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is also combined with the Auto Start-Stop function, which automatically switches the engine off when the car is stationary.
The BMW X3 xDrive35d uses a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 313 HP at 4,400 rpm and a peak torque of 464 lbs-ft available from as low as 1,500 to 2,500 rpm. This model comes equipped as standard with the eight-speed automatic transmission including Auto Start-Stop.
Both models will be put on sale starting the autumn of 2011.