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BMW X3 2012
The popular BMW X3Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is back with all-new 4- and 6-cylinder gas or diesel engine options. The new aluminum engine power will range from 184 to 313 hp and will be designed using BMW’s Twin Power Turbo technology. The small turbocharger compresses air first at low speed, pushing it past the larger turbocharger and in to the combustion chambers. This ensures a lossless development of charge pressure. During heavier throttle an electronic controller of the bypass unit engages the large turbocharger. Twin Power Turbo technology allows for an improved performance to fuel consumption ratio. The interior will include a high gloss black finished instruments panel and a panoramic moonroof for the xDrive35i. BMW will offer a variety of packages and options, including in-car internet access. Base price for the xDrive28i is $36,850. The x3 xDrive35i will retail for $42,400. Unfortunately BMW is not expected to release a diesel version to the US market.