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2013 BMW X3 to Come Standard With Turbo Four

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BMW is continuing to downsize its engines and employ more turbos with its latest Sports Activity Vehicle. The 2013 BMW X3 is due to receive a new TwinPower 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder motor that will product 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with the help of a twin-scroll turbocharger.

The new engine will be the base unit for the X3 xDrive28i and it will replace the current generation’s 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine. The new engine will continue to be mated to BMW’s smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

While the new engine will offer the same amount of horsepower as the current model (not to mention more torque), it’s expected to yield better fuel economy. Acceleration will also remain about the same with a 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds.

The new BMW X3 will also benefit from Driving Experience Control, allowing drivers to select between four different driving modes including Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.

For those craving more performance, and more room, BMW has also announced the new X5 M Sport Package for 2013. This will give the larger X5 crossover an aerodynamic kit, a sportier suspension system,  and special 20-inch alloy wheels. The package will also add plenty of M badging throughout the interior.

Timing for the X5 M Sport Package is being finalized, but you can expect the latest X3s equipped with the new turbo four to arrive in showrooms in May.

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