2012 BMW X3 xDrive20i On Sale In December Photo:
Tim O'Brien | Nov, 03 2011 | 0 Comments

2012 BMW X3 XDRIVE20i

BMW has today announced the addition to its range of a new turbo-charged petrol-powered X3 xDrive20i. The best news is that, at $59,200 for the entry-spec model, it slips under the $60k mark... just.

A twin-scroll turbocharger with BMW's valvetronic 'Double-VANOS' camshaft control gives the spanking new 20i four-cylinder petrol engine power output of 135kW, 270Nm of torque and acceleration from 0-100km/h in a claimed 8.6 seconds.

BMW also claims class-leading fuel efficiency of 7.5 l/00 km and CO2 emissions of just 175g/km. The new driveline comes with BMW 'EfficientDynamics' features such as automatic start/ttop, brake energy regeneration and low rolling-resistance tyres.

The X3 xDrive20i comes standard with an eight-speed 'steptronic' auto (allowing manual control) and generous standard specification, matching that of the X3 xDrive20d.

Features include 17-inch V-spoke alloys, cruise control with braking function, electric power steering, rear view camera, anti-dazzle interior mirror, park distance control front and rear, rain sensors with automatic headlight control, climate control and Bluetooth.

Since launch to the Australian market in March, the second-gen BMW X3 range has become the sales leader in BMW's mid-sized SAV range, notching up 1,500 sales year-to-date in this market.

The new X3 xDrive20i will hit BMW's Australian showrooms in December.

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