BMW offering more affordable route to owning an X3 model
BMW is now offering a more accessible way into X3 ownership with the first rear-wheel-drive model in the range, the new X3 sDrive18d.
Powered by a 143hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine, and available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, the new model teams effortless performance with better than ever emissions and fuel consumption.
Thanks to an extensive suite of EfficientDynamics technologies, the sDrive18d emits just 135g/km of CO2, and has a combined fuel consumption of 55.4mpg, making it the cleanest and most fuel- efficient model in the range.
These figures allow the sDrive18d to occupy VED band E, with a benefit-in-kind taxation rate of only 21%.
This impressive fuel economy doesn't impact on performance, the 2.0-litre diesel engine developing 143hp, with a peak torque of 360Nm between 1,750 and 2,500rpm, giving the sDrive18d a zero-to-62mph figure of 9.9 seconds.
At £28,580 on the road for the SE version, the X3 sDrive18d is £2,890 less than the xDrive20d. With the exception of hill descent control, reserved for 4x4 models, the sDrive18d matches the standard equipment on the xDrive20d in every respect.
The sDrive18d emits just 135g/km of CO2, and has a combined fuel consumption of 55.4mpg.