New BMW X3 sDrive18d enters the range

BMW decided to extend the range of the current X3 SUV with a new model, namely the sDrive18d.

As its name says, we talk about a diesel version, equipped with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine delivering 141hp and 360Nm of torque, linked to a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic.

2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3

According to the fuel economy figures, the new BMW sDrive18d returns a consumption of 5,1 liters/100km (46,1mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 135 g/km.

2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3

The manual model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 9,9 seconds while the automatic variant is slower with a time of 10,3 seconds. The manual gearbox also helps the model to obtain a top speed of 193 km/h while the automatic transmission is 3 km/h slower.

2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3

“The upshot is that the BMW X3 also offers the most impressive balance between performance and fuel economy in this output class,” says BMW. Pricing starts from €36,200 in the home market, Germany.

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