BMW X3 – now up to 60.1mpgFebruary 6, 2014
The BMW X3 has been refreshed, and the rear-wheel drive X3 sDrive18d can now achieve up to 60.1mpg along with 124g/km CO2.
Even the all-wheel-drive 313hp xDrive35d – capable of 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds – can achieve 47.1mpg.
Optional 17-inch aero wheels and fourth-generation reduced rolling resistance tyres are now available, which can be ordered for all models except the xDrive35d, and these reduce CO2 emissions by another 7g/km.
The new 150hp X3 sDrive18d, with rear-wheel-drive, a six-speed manual gearbox, optional 17-inch aero alloy wheels and reduced rolling resistance tyres, can achieve 60.1mpg, and 124g/km CO2 emissions.
The fuel consumption of the 190hp X3 xDrive20d, with the eight-speed automatic gearbox, drops by 7.1 per cent compared to the outgoing model, and CO2 emissions are down to 138g/km.
With the new optional 17-inch aero wheels and reduced-rolling-resistance tyres, CO2 emissions are cut by a further 7g/km to 131g/km, equating to 56.5mpg.
If you want the 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbo-diesel option, then the X3 xDrive30d still delivers 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 156g/km. There’s also the X3 xDrive35d, with 313hp and a hefty 630Nm of torque; even so, it has a combined fuel consumption of 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 157g/km.
All of the engines meet EU6 regulations as standard.
The BMW X3 18d is available in rear-wheel drive sDrive form, while all other models come with xDrive all-wheel-drive as standard.
The new BMW X3 is available in a new xLine spec as well as SE and M Sport trim levels, for a £1,500 price premium over the SE model. There’s also a new M Sport Plus package.
The new BMW X3 goes on sale in June 2014, priced from £30,990 for an X3 sDrive18d SE.
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