The 2.0L four cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X3 xDrive28i produces an output of 180 kW/ 245hp and a maximum torque of 350Nm at 1,250-4,800 rpm. The 3.0L inline six cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X5 xDrive35i on the other hand, produces an output of 225 kW/ 306hp and a maximum torque of 400Nm at 1,200-5,000 rpm. Both cars accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds.
The X3 xDrive28i has the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while the X5 xDrive35i has the new eight-speed Sport Steptronic automatic transmission that collaborates perfectly with the engine to develop its full power and efficiency.
Both the X3 and X5 come with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that monitors the driving situation constantly, is quick to respond and more efficient than before. The compact, low-weight system distributes the engine’s power between the front and rear axle to suit the driving situation and surface. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the vehicle remains directionally stable and distributes drive power flexibly between the two axles for optimum grip and safety.
Other technologies that boost efficiency include Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Electronic Power Steering and 50:50 Weight Distribution. The Experience Control switch also enables the driver to choose between different driving modes to suit different driving conditions.
Creature comforts in the BMW X5 xDrive35i include infotainment and connectivity through Navigation with 3D maps and integrated GPS, BMW apps, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition, a 26 cm HD colour display, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system, rear-view camera and touch screen. The BMW X3 xDrive28i xLine comes with the iDrive Touch controller and a 22.3 cm HD colour display, a hi-fi speaker system and rear-view camera.