Posted Mar 7th 2014 4:00PM
The second-generation BMW X3 launched in late 2010, and while it's never really wowed us, it's still a solid offering in a highly competitive class. In an effort to keep things fresh, BMW has given its X3 a nip/tuck for the 2015 model year, but perhaps the biggest news (for the North American market, anyway) involves what's found underhood.
In addition to the 2.0-litre turbo-four and 3.0-litre turbo-six, BMW will now offer an X3 xDrive28d, fitted with – you guessed it – the 2.0-litre turbodiesel inline four-cylinder engine found in the 328d sedan. Output for this engine is rated at 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and BMW says this oil-burning mill will help the X3 reach 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in just under eight seconds. The automaker hasn't released any information about real or predicted fuel economy figures for the diesel X3, as yet.
What's more, BMW will once again offer a two-wheel-drive X3 in North America – the sDrive28i. Pricing for the refreshed 2015 X3 starts at US$39,325. Opting for that diesel will set you back US$42,825. Scroll down for the official press release, and check out a new brace of shots live from the soft-roader's Geneva Motor Show debut. (Note: Canadian pricing is not yet available.)