BMW of North America announced the introduction of the new TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine (N20) to the X3 xDrive28i. The new engine replaces the outgoing inline 6-cylinder engine (N52) as the next step in BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy. It is scheduled for April 2012 production to be included in 2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i.
In addition to the new TwinPower turbo engine, the X3 will have new package and equipment options. This includes a new Driver Assistance Package option (ZDA) with Lane Departure Warning; and the optional M Sport Package with 19” wheels on the X3 xDrive28i. The X3 also has several upgraded standard equipment enhancements as a recipient of 5, 6 and 7 Series technology. The new standard equipment offerings for both models are Auto Start-Stop, and Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO and the Power Tailgate. The 2013 X3 xDrive28i also receives 18” wheels, and chrome tailpipes tips previously standard only on the X3 xDrive35i.