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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...

BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour

According to various international reports, BMW is working on releasing a BMW X3 M, a smaller version of the BMW X5 M. Rumour has it that it will feature an all-new triple-turbo 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine, which might also be shared with the next-generation BMW M3...

2011 BMW X3 on sale in Australia

The all-new 2011 BMW X3 range has been launched in Australia offering more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, fresh exterior and interior designs and a larger overall package. Two models will be available from launch: the entry-level xDrive20d and the mid-spec xDrive28i. The xDrive20d is powered by a 2...

Video: 2011 BMW X3 review by Fifth Gear

The brand-new 2011 BMW X3 has just been reviewed by Fifth Gear Web TV and the video has been posted on the YouTube channel. It seems the new car is much improved over the superseded model, offering a refined cabin, more comfortable ride quality and an excellent diesel engine option...

2011 BMW X3 Australian pricing and availability

BMW Australia has revealed an unchanged price list for the all-new 2011 BMW X3 range, which will be launched in two stages in the first half of next year. In mid-March, the entry-level xDrive20d and the xDrive28i will arrive in Australian showrooms, while the top-spec xDrive30d will be launched three months later in June...

2011 BMW X3 details

The 2011 BMW X3 details are out, revealing the new model will feature improved dynamics and new interior features with plenty of technology, and more interior space. The new model is also the first BMW 'X' car to get optional Damper Control and Dynamic Drive Control for the suspension, gearbox and engine settings. Trim levels range from the BMW X3 xDrive20d featuring a 2...

Video: Audi Q5 versus BMW X3 four-wheel drive system test

Two cars, both in the same small to medium size four-wheel drive category. Both cars offer their own advanced all-wheel drive system; the BMW X3 with xDrive, and the Audi Q5 with its Audi Quattro system. What's better? Keep in mind both of the cars had traction control settings switched off as this was more of a test to distinguish the difference between the centre differential slip and overall four-wheel drive torque split capabilities...

2011 BMW X3 M Sport package revealed ahead of Paris show

Early reports rumoured BMW could be looking at producing a BMW X3 M (similar to the X5 M philosophy), but before the company releases such a car it has unveiled details of the upcoming BMW X3 M Sport package. This vehicle is your usual BMW X3 but it is garnished with all kinds of driver-focused gear from M Division...