The BMW X3 has received a facelift for 2014, and seen revisions to its range of engines to improve both fuel economy and emissions.
Revisions to the exterior include new headlights, available with full LEDs and optional LED front fog lights, plus revised front and rear bumpers, indicators in the door mirrors, and new paint and alloy wheel choices.
Although it has grown in length by one centimetre, the other dimensions remain as before.
Inside, there’s a new cupholder, and four new upholstery and trim choices.
A new xLine grade joins the existing SE and M Sport models. The xLine models feature metallic bumper inserts and aluminium side cladding, plus leather upholstery and a leather steering wheel.
Four engines are available, starting with the two-wheel-drive sDrive18d. Its 2.0-litre four-cylinder TwinPower diesel unit produces 150hp and 360Nm of torque, enough to sprint from 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds and on to a 121 mph top speed. It’s the most frugal with combined cycle economy of 56.5 mpg and CO2 emissions of 131 g/km.
The four-wheel-drive xDrive20d uses it 190hp and 400Nm to propel the X3 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds and on to 131 mph, while returning 52.3 mpg and 143 g/km.
Six-cylinder models come in the form of the xDrive30d with 258hp and 560Nm and the xDrive35d with 313hp and 630Nm. The 30d hits 62mph in 5.9 seconds, goes on to 144mph and records 47.9mpg and 156 g/km, while the 35d completes the same sprint in 5.3 seconds, tops out at 152mph, yet sees economy drop only marginally to 47.1mpg and 157 g/km.
The 2014 BMW X3 goes on sale from June, with prices starting from £30,990.