BMW X3 xDrive30d to debut in Europe next year – 39.2 MPG

BMW X3 | December 20th, 2010 by 11
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One of the new BMW X3s that we would love to see in the US, the xDrive30d, is on course for its European debut in …

One of the new BMW X3s that we would love to see in the US, the xDrive30d, is on course for its European debut in Spring of 2011. The new BMW X3 went on sale just weeks ago, but initially BMW only offered three choices for its customers:

  • the entry-level xDrive20d with 184 horsepower from a 2.0 liter turbo engine and a fuel economy of 5.6 liter/100km
  • the US entry-level xDrive28i with 258 horsepower from a 3.0 liter engine and a fuel economy of 9.0 liter/100km
  • the top-model xDrive35i, 300 horsepower from the N55 twin-scroll engine, fuel economy 8.8 liter/100km

The 3.0 liter diesel engine found in the X3 xDrive30d made its debut this past year when the F10 530d went on sale. Sporting a 3.0 liter straight-six engine, the X3 xDrive30d outputs 245 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, flat-lining from 1750 through to 3000 rpm. It has an all-aluminum crankcase, common rail direct injection of the last generation and a thermodynamically optimized turbocharger with variable intake geometry. The fuel is up to 1,800 bar placed in the combustion chambers, which allows for particularly efficient combustion.

BMW X3 xDrive30d to debut in Europe next year   39.2 MPG

The turbo diesel engine helps the X3 accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 155 mph. Thanks to BMW BluePerformance technology it fulfills the EU6 emission standard and it offers impressive fuel consumption, 6.0 liters per 100 km, approximately 39.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of 159 grams.

BMW has yet to announce their X3 diesel plans for the North American market, but building on the success of the X5 xDrive35d, we expect in 2011 to see its X3 counterpart.

  • lj

    I recently sold my 335d after 15k trouble free miles. I am now waiting for BMW to offer up a x3 20d 30d or 35d here in the USA.

    My surly side says 35d. I’d buy a 20 or 30d in a heartbeat though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000477069969 Hugo Becker

      The plant is set up for 20d models of course – the question is would US buyers of BMWs accept the 20d’s rated power (remembering that US buyers focus on HP numbers and not torque)?

    • Testudo96

      Just curious why did you sell it

  • Ruslan-Kz

    Such feeling that beside It’s Down’s disease. Let its will remake front.

  • http://www.ijdmtoy.com BMW Angel Eyes

    Since 35d is 3.0i, so what’s the size of the 30d?

  • JakeM

    And of course it will never reach the US… :-(

  • lj

    The 30d is also 3.0L It doesn’t have to reach the USA because all 2011 x3 models are assembled here in S.C. Yep the 30d will be built here but so far no plans to sell here.

  • Robert Watkinson

    According to my BMW brochure the power is 258 and torque 560nm.

  • Robert Watkinson

    Sorry, should have mentioned in my last post that these figures relate to the UK.

  • http://www.thefundu.com Thefundu

    Isn’t there any plans to launch it in U.S.

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