2012 BMW X3 xDrive will be available with turbocharged engines


BMW has just announced that it will be adding two more new turbocharged engines to the recently launched 2012 BMW X3, which will include a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine and a turbocharged V6 diesel engine.

The 2012 BMW X3 xDrive20i base model will be equipped with the new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine featuring a direct fuel injection, Double Vanos variable camshaft control and Valvetronic variable valve control system. It produces 184 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 199 lb-ft  (270 Nm) of torque at just around 1,250 rpm. The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 8-speed automatic transmission, of which both transmissions are capable of a four-wheel drive.

While the new turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel with twin-stage turbocharging featuring BMW’s latest common-rail direct injection system that is capable of pushing compression in the cylinders up to 1,800 bar of pressure. The 2012 BMW X3 xDrive35d is said to push out 313 horsepower and 465 lb-ft  (630 Nm) of torque from 1,500-2,500 rpm.  The new turbocharged V6 diesel engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission along with an auto stop-start system and four-wheel drive as standard.

The 2012 BMW xDrive20i and the xDrive35d will be available this fall.