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BMW adds its new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine to its X3 line-up; X5 M Sport revised
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17 February 2012

BMW has equipped its BMW X3 SUV with its new ‘TwinPower’ turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine. The 242bhp four-cylinder unit will be available in the X3 xDrive28i from spring 2012.

The engine, which also features in the 3-series and Z4, produces 258lb ft of torque between 1250-4800rpm. It helps propel the X3 xDrive28i from 0-62mph in 6.7sec.

BMW has also launched a revised M Sport package for its larger BMW X5 SUV. The M Sport package is available on all engine options and features 20in alloys, an exterior bodykit, xenon adaptive cornering headlights and a new M Sport suspension set-up.

Inside, M Sport-equipped X5s get a leather-clad M Sport steering wheel with shift paddles, individual anthracite roof lining, individual interior trim strips, M logo doorsills, stainless steel pedals and an M footrest for the driver. The M Sport edition also includes electrically adjustable sports seats.

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Oilburner 20 February 2012

Re: New engine for BMW X3

True, the actual capacity is unimportant, but what is a crying shame is the loss of two cylinders. No 4 pot turbo will ever sound as ravishing to the soul as a straight six. But in every other way there's not much in it, so here's to the future?

benjamino 19 February 2012

Re: New engine for BMW X3

Leslie Brook wrote:
My car for instance is a 1.781 litre, but they insist on calling it a 1.8.

Well said!

Really, who cares? 328 with a 2.8 or a 2.0: Not important. As long as you know it's place in the pecking order; that is all the badge is designed to do. Time moves on, so should we.

Leslie Brook 19 February 2012

Re: New engine for BMW X3

Fidji wrote:
but it's not a 2.8!
All manufacturers commit such inaccuracies and it's really annoying. My car for instance is a 1.781 litre, but they insist on calling it a 1.8.

Drives me mad!