Diesel BMW X3 Coming to the US for the First Time

The diesel expansion of BMW is entering a new stage, the company announcing that the new LCI X3 will be arriving on North American shores in diesel guise for the first time in its history.
BMW F25 X3 LCI 1 photo
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Launched back in 2003, the X3 was available in the USA only in petrol versions up until now. Starting this spring, the xDrive28d model will be available at dealerships around the country for prices starting at $42,825, including destination and handling.

The new model will be using a 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine making 180 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque that’s capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just under 8 seconds thanks to its automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive xDrive system.

Sure, that’s not extremely relevant for and SUV but the fuel consumption numbers are. The xDrive28d model is rated at 45.2 mpg (5.2 l/100 km) on a combined cycle when fitted with an automatic 8-speed gearbox.
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