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Ninja333
01-17-2008, 11:30 PM
Hi everyone

I''ve just signed up this forum and is currently in the process of buying a X3. At this stage I am looking for either the 2.5l or the 2.0 diesel.

I know there have been negative feedbacks on the earlier models - both the stylings and performance.

Does anyone the differences between the earlier 2.5l (M54B25) and the current model (N52B25) in terms of performance? (0-100km/h)

Apparently the earlier 2.5 models are very sluggish, is that true?

Cheers
Leon

Andrew*Debbie
01-18-2008, 05:02 AM
Hi everyone

I''ve just signed up this forum and is currently in the process of buying a X3. At this stage I am looking for either the 2.5l or the 2.0 diesel.

I know there have been negative feedbacks on the earlier models - both the stylings and performance.

Does anyone the differences between the earlier 2.5l (M54B25) and the current model (N52B25) in terms of performance? (0-100km/h)

Apparently the earlier 2.5 models are very sluggish, is that true?

Cheers
Leon

Welcome!

Most of us are in the US, where the current 2.5si and 2.0d are not sold.

I've driven a 2004 X3 2.5i with an automatic. It is slow. 0-60mph is around 9.5 seconds.
With the small N52 it is about a second faster.

Either way, I'd try and get one with a manual. It makes a significant difference with the M54B25.

Even the current 2.0d is faster than the old 2.5i.

AzNMpower32
01-18-2008, 12:29 PM
Yea, I have the 2.5i model with 184hp. For American standards, it is slow. For European standards, its modest (It was the best selling model there). It can get passing done, provided you're below 140 km/h because passing in 4th gear (AT) is hopeless. And you must use kickdown for any kind of one-lane passing. The 0-100km/h times were in the mid 9s. I must say though, full throttle 80-140km/h is very impressive, and the person you're passing will definitely hear your exhaust note.

The new 2.5si should be an ideal combination of low fuel consumption and decent performance. Whereas the 3.0si (only model now in the US) is freakishly fast, the 2.5si should be good, especially with a manual gearbox.