The 2.0-liter diesel with variable turbine geometry is known from the X1. It develops a maximum 143 hp and 360 Nm. In the BMW X3 engine is combined as standard with a six-speed transmission, is an optional eight-speed automatic available. The switch version needs to sprint to highway speed 9.9 seconds, the automatic version 10.3 seconds. At 195 km / h top speed is achieved with automatic are 190 km / h to create. The standard consumption is specified at 5.1 and 5.4 liters of fuel. Save fuel standard help a brake energy regeneration, a gearshift point indicator, electro-mechanical power steering, an Eco Pro mode and a start-stop system.
With the launch of the new BMW X3-entry model in the autumn 2012 the engine portfolio is growing at three petrol and four diesel, covering a power range from 143 to 313 hp. The new BMW X3 sDrive18d is available from 36,200 euros in Germany.