EXTRA TURBO FOR X4

As some manufacturers wind back their diesel offerings on the back of slowing sales (especially for passenger cars) BMW has expanded its X4 range with the xDrive 35d.

Powered by a 230kW/630Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo diesel, the new arrival matches the petrol-fed xDrive35i for equipment with a $2000 price premium. The diesel not only beats the petrol on performance (0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds versus the 35is 5.5 seconds) it also smashes it on claimed average fuel use 6.0L/100km versus 8.3L/100km.