BMW will offer its freshened 2015 X3 crossover with a diesel engine and rear-wheel drive. The X3 has been available only with all-wheel drive in the United States.
The rwd X3 sDrive28i will go on sale this spring with a base price of $39,325, $1,400 less than the awd model. The diesel-powered X3 xDrive28d also arrives in dealerships this spring but only with awd. The base price is $42,825. The prices include shipping.
The xDrive28d engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that generates 180 hp and 280 pounds-feet of torque. It is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.