At the same time, the new BMW X3 3.0d heralds not only the introduction of a high-performance diesel power plant to the range, but also the addition of colour-coded bumpers to the entire line-up.
Maximum output for this X3's 3.0-litre straight-six diesel is 160 kW, while peak torque is 480 Nm, which is available between 1 750 to 2 750 r/min.
With this engine BMW is using a second-generation common rail system with significantly higher injection pressure and volume control.
Power is transferred to the wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic manual shift function.
BMW claims a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 7.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 210 km/h. due to the use of all-terrain tyres. However, if the vehicle is equipped with the optional Sports Package with road-biased tyres and sports suspension, top speed is 218 km/h.
According to BMW the combined EU fuel cycle is 8.6 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.
BMW X3 3.0d: R449 000