TodayMay 3, 2022

2015 BMW X3 models on Driving the Nation

Jason Chan, BMW’s Product Manager for the X3 talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, of Driving the Nation about the specifications of the new 2015 BMW X3 sDrive18d xDrive20d, BMW X3 sDrive20i, xDrive20i, BMW X3 xDrive28i, xDrive35i, BMW X3 xDrive30d xDrive35d.

Chan talks about the newest model to the X3 lineup, the xDrive28d diesel option, which uses the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel that powers the 328d, but makes 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Set your clock, BMW says that in less than 8 seconds the BMW X3 diesel will fly by on a 0-60. You’ll pay an extra $1,500 for the diesel variant but BMW is expecting 34 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined, almost a 25% improvement over 2014.

The other new X3 is the base model sDrive28i rear-drive option, which is propelled by the same 2.0-liter turbo-four making 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque as is found in the model xDrive28i all-wheel-drive counterpart.

Chan goes over the interior design and technology differences and some of them are way cool.

The X3 is built in South Carolina.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.