As a relatively compact crossover, you might expect the BMW X3 to be available – in this climate even in the United States – with a four-cylinder engine. But that wasn’t the case until now, as BMW has announced the availability of its TwinPower Turbo four to replace the 3.0-liter six-cylinder mill in the X3 xDrive28i.

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The N20 engine is the same unit that’s already available in the Z4, 528i and new 328i, and joins the X3 along with a raft of upgrades for the 2013 model year. Auto Start Stop, Driving Dynamics Control with ECO Pro, and a power tailgate all join the list of standard equipment, while an optional Driver Assistance Package (with Lane Departure Warning) and an M Sport Package join the options list.
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