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2014 BMW X3 : new diesel engine, fresh styling for mid-sized SUV

A new diesel engine, refreshed styling and enhanced infotainment and driver assist technologies headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X3. Bound for March's Geneva motor show and Australian showrooms by September, the updated BMW X3 will debut the new-generation all-aluminium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine for the luxury German car maker, offered initially in two states of tune...

BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia

BMW Australia is recalling 2893 vehicles across six model lines due to a fault that could affect the vehicles' braking performance. Part of a global recall of approximately 176,000 cars, the local recall affects 116 BMW 1 Series hatches; 1985 3 Series sedans, 91 Tourings and nine Gran Turismos; 105 5 Series sedans; 277 X1 models; 283 X3s; and 27 Z4s built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013...

2013 BMW X3: specification upgrade boosts SUV value

The 2013 BMW X3 has received a host of extra features that see the value of the premium SUV range increase by up to $8000. The entry-level BMW X3 xDrive20i and xDrive20d variants upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels and gain an automatic tailgate, electric seats with memory function, and the Business Navigation system...

BMW X4 headed for Detroit motor show: report

A near-production-ready concept previewing the upcoming BMW X4 is set to debut at January's 2013 Detroit motor show as the German manufacturer looks to create yet another niche in the premium SUV market. Expected to debut in international showrooms from late next year, US publication Autoweek reports the X4 will lob around the same time as the Audi Q5-based Porsche Macan, which will be similar in terms of its concept, shape and size...

BMW X3 adds new two-wheel drive entry-level model

The BMW X3 sDrive18d will expand the current BMW X3 range to include its first two-wheel drive variant and provide a new introductory price point into the Bavarian-built SUV. The rear-wheel drive BMW X3 sDrive18d sports a 105kW 2.0-litre diesel engine delivering 360Nm between 1750-2500rpm and is available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission...

Lexus RX270: four-cylinder SUV to challenge BMW X3

The Lexus RX SUV range will expand to a third model in June, with a new four-cylinder petrol model giving the Japanese luxury brand a new lower price point to compete with the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The new Lexus RX270 has yet to be officially confirmed, but CarAdvice sources say the model will follow the trend for SUVs that offer improved fuel efficiency by being two-wheel drive rather than all-wheel drive...

BMW X3 xDrive28i swaps inline six for turbo four

BMW Australia has boosted its X3 line-up, substituting the old naturally aspirated six-cylinder petrol engine  in the BMW X3 xDrive28i for a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. As we reported back in February, the four-cylinder replaces the previous 3.0-litre inline six. The new engine produces 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque, down 10kW but up 40Nm...

BMW X3 xDrive28i: four-cylinder turbo SUV here in May

BMW Australia will complete the revamp of its X3 line-up around mid-year when it substitutes the inline-six petrol engine in the xDrive28i for a more fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder unit. The new 2.0-litre N20 four-cylinder engine produces 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque (1250-4800rpm) – down 10kW but up 40Nm compared with the outgoing 3...

BMW X3 xDrive20i on sale in Australia

BMW Australia is introducing the new BMW X3 xDrive20i variant into the local line-up. It features the new 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is the first time the 'N20' 2.0-litre engine has been made available in the medium-sized SUV, and only the third introduction of the engine into any current local model - following the BMW Z4 sDrive20i and BMW 520i...

2011 BMW X3 xDrive35d and xDrive20i announced, Australia not comfirmed

BMW has announced two new models in the current BMW X3 lineup, including a BMW X3 xDrive35d and a BMW X3 xDrive20i. The new variants will be introduced into international markets, with an Australia release still pending. BMW has expanded the X3 range at both ends of the trim level spectrum. The new entry-level petrol model will be the xDrive20i featuring the new 2...

2011 BMW X3 xDrive30d on sale in Australia

The 2011 BMW X3 xDrive30d has now arrived in local showrooms, completing the 2011 BMW X3 range that was launched in Australia in March. The BMW X3 xDrive30d model sits at the top of the local range above the X3 xDrive20d and the X3 xDrive28i. It is powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine with 190kW of power and 560Nm of torque, representing a 30kW/60Nm increase over the previous model...