BMW Announces 2013 X3 xDrive28i with Turbocharged 4-cyl

BMW has announced that the 2013 BMW X3 will only be powered by twin-turbocharged engines, which means that the X3 xDrive28i is ditching its naturally-aspirated 3.0L six-cylinder engine. In its place, the X3 xDrive28i will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque.

According to BMW the new four-cylinder has 40 percent more torque than the outgoing engine and will reach 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the old engine. The four-cylinder is mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.

BMW has also announced that all X3 models will get a new Driving Experience Control feature. At the push of a button, the driver can choose between the “COMFORT”, “SPORT” and “SPORT+” modes as well as the ECO PRO mode. Driving Experience Control has an effect on the settings of the stability control function DSC, the characteristic maps of the accelerator pedal and Servotronic power steering and, depending on how the vehicle is equipped, also the gearshift characteristics of the automatic transmission and the control map of the Dynamic Damper Control system.

The X5 is also getting a new Sport Edition. The X5 Sport Edition gets an M aero kit, 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights with adaptive cornering lights and a sportier suspension. The interior gets an M leather steering wheel, doorsills boasting the M logo, stainless steel pedals and the M footrest for the driver. The M Sport Edition also includes electrically adjustable sports seats. The new M Alcantara/Black Nappa leather combination is available exclusively in conjunction with the M Sport Edition.