Economical new X3 and 3 Series updates from BMWX3 will be most efficient in class – until summer

18 April 2009

BMW X3 xDrive18d officially achieves 45.6mpg

BMW X3 xDrive18d officially achieves 45.6mpg

BMW is introducing a more economical X3. The BMW X3 xDrive18d uses a 141bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine to achieve 45.6mpg and 165g/km CO2.

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This makes it the most efficient car in its class – but only until the DRIVe version of the arrives in the summer, offering 47.1mpg and 159g/km. 

The new X3 is available in SE and M Sport trim, with prices starting at £27,865.

BMW 3 Series updates

The Coupé and Convertible are now offered in a new Highline trim – an add-on to the existing SE and M Sport specifications. It costs an extra £750, but with additional equipment including Dakota leather, Bluetooth and special alloy wheels represents a customer saving of between £1,235-£1,925.

Prices start at £27,050 for the 320i SE Highline Coupé, rising to £40,840 for the 330d M Sport Highline Convertible.

In other news, a new range of BMW Performance products are available to boost power, tune-up the suspension and improve the aerodynamics. See your local BMW dealer for more info.


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