This was the most powerful diesel engine offered with the X3 CRossover

BMW silently discontinues the 3.0 Litre diesel unit of the X3 lineup from India. This used to be their top end diesel variant which they offered in the Indian market. After the discontinuation, the X3 model lineup now continues to be sold in the Indian market only with the 2.0-litre, four cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains in India.

The top end 3.0 Litre inline six-cylinder unit was available only with the high-end M-sport trim and only with the xDrive 30d guise. The twin turbo diesel unit was capable of producing an impressive 255 Hp of peak power and equally impressive 580 Nm of torque. The diesel engine was paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and it also came along with paddle shifters.

Now after the discontinuation of this powerful diesel unit the X3 model will be available with only a single 2.0 Litre four-cylinder diesel unit which is capable of producing about 188 Bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. Apart from this diesel unit, there is also a 2.0 Litre petrol unit on offer as well with the X3. The petrol unit is capable of producing about 241 Bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Both the diesel and the petrol engine come paired to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.

Riju Ganguly
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