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2014 BMW X3 Facelift and more efficient engines

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The 2014 BMW X3 (pictured) gets a facelift and new engines

The current version of the BMW X3 SUV has been with us for more than three years, so BMW are giving it a bit of a mid-cycle facelift and more frugal engines to keep the X3 on top of its – very successful – game. Engines on offer for the 2014 X3 include the 2.0 litre diesel in the sDrive18d which offers 148bhp and 56.8mpg and the 187bhp in the X3 xDrive20d which returns 52.3mpg, the xDrive30d – which gets the 3.0 litre diesel unit – with 254bhp and 47.9mpg and the X3 xDrive35 which has an impressive 309bhp but still manages official economy of 47.1mpg.

When it comes to the cosmetic facelift bits, BMW hasn’t really pushed the boat out, but the new X3 does get a new headlight design which is sleeker, new front and rear bumpers and a new surround for the kidney grill, which all contrive to make the new X3 look even more like a baby X5.

Inside the new X3 the changes are just as small with a bit more chrome, a titivated centre console, a leather steering wheel across the range and some new upholstery options.

The new X3 will come in a choice of SE, xLine and M Sport trims – with the M Sport getting extra bits like 19” alloys, sports suspension and Torque Vectoring – with extra tweaks across the range including a new Nav with touchpad controller and high beam assist.

The 2014 BMW X3 Facelift will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March with first customer cars arriving in June. Price is fr4om £30,990 for the entry-level X3 sDrive 18d SE.


By Cars UK