2013 BMW X3 starts at $37,995 in the U.S. image

BMW has recently announced the starting price for the 2013 X3 crossover in the United States, which has been set at 37, 995 USD.

According to the German based automaker, the 2013 BMW X3, in the xDrive28i configuration, will be available for its future customers over-seas at a starting price of 37,995 USD, while the larger xDrive35i will cost 43,595 USD. BMW says that the 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i is powered by the company’s new N20 engine, which means a 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder unit, which has already made its debut on models such as the 328i sedan, the 528i sedan or the Z4 roadster. The N20 engine is currently developing a total output of 240 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 260 lb-ft, which is helping the model to accelerate from 0 to 6 mph in 6.5 seconds. The changes are quite significant, considering the fact that the old unit, the 3.0 liter inline-six, was generating 240 HP and 221 lb-ft.

Moving on to the more powerful version, the BMW X3 xDrive35i which is unchanged from the current model, coming at $43,595, and taking its power from the same 3.0 liter inline-six turbocharged engine, which is developing a total output of 300 horsepower and having a peak torque of 300 lb-ft. Both engines are being mated to the company’s eight-speed automatic transmission and they are sending power to an all-wheel drive system.

Some new equipment which will be available for the 2013 BMW X3 includes the stop/start system, the 18 inch wheels, the chrome exhaust tips and power liftgate which are now standard on the xDrive28i, while the Drive Assistance Package is now adding Lane Departure Warning and the M Sport Package is coming with 19 inch wheels. The 2013 BMW X3 will enter production in South Carolina, at the company’s factory, and it will hit nationwide dealerships by May.