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2015 BMW X3 xDrive28d Returns 34 MPG on the Highway


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Just the Facts:
  • The new 2015 BMW X3 xDrive28d turbodiesel crossover returns 27 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, surpassing two of its main rivals, the 2014 Audi Q5 turbodiesel model and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec.
  • The new X3 xDrive28d is on sale at dealerships now.
  • It is equipped with BMW's 2.0-liter TwinPower turbodiesel four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower.

WASHINGTON The new 2015 BMW X3 xDrive28d turbodiesel crossover returns 27 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, surpassing two of its main rivals, the 2014 Audi Q5 turbodiesel model and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec.

The new X3 xDrive28d is on sale at dealerships now. The official fuel economy numbers were posted recently on the Web site of the EPA.

The X3 xDrive28d is equipped with BMW's 2.0-liter TwinPower turbodiesel four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower.

In comparison, the EPA said the 2014 Audi Q5 turbodiesel model returns 24 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec, another turbodiesel model, returns 24 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The X3 xDrive28d also trumps the 2015 X3 sDrive28i with the 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo gasoline engine. That version returns 21 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The diesel-powered X3 xDrive28d starts at $42,825, including a $925 destination charge.

The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Monday pegged the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S. at $3.91 versus $3.66 for regular unleaded gasoline.

Edmunds says: Some very interesting numbers for car shoppers to consider as they mull the diesel offerings in the luxury crossover segment.

Comments

  • jrct9454 jrct9454 Posts:

    What's the point in comparing the price of diesel to regular gasoline, when no Audi, BMW, or M-B will run on regular? They all require premium, which is more expensive than diesel everywhere we went on a recent trip on the West Coast in our Mercedes GLK 250 diesel [we averaged 35 mpg, by the way].

  • cmhj2000 cmhj2000 Posts:

    Doesn't look look like an apples to apples comparison.

  • ttadych ttadych Posts:

    Why purchase the higher octane fuels anyway ? These cars that presumably all require premium fuel run just fine on regular. I personally have a 2010 Range Rover Sport that has never seen premium fuel, and performance is excellent.

  • barryhuber barryhuber Posts:

    Why purchase the higher octane fuels anyway ? These cars that presumably all require premium fuel run just fine on regular. I personally have a 2010 Range Rover Sport that has never seen premium fuel, and performance is excellent.
    Gotta toast the guy who buys a 40k+ vehicle but is so cheap he puts in gas that retards the engine's power. You sure beat the system. Good on you for saving $10-20 cents a gallon. I hear if you never drive it but people see you stand near it you can get the Range Rover aura to rub off and spend even less on gas money. Winner!

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