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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:25 AM
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Hi Guys,

I am new here and looking at an X3. I have my sites on either a 2011 X3 with a few miles on it or a new 13 X3.

What I am wondering is if the N20 engine is brand new or just brand new to us? I know and am familiar with the 3.0 in the 2011, but not so familiar with the turbo 4 in the 2013. Just not sure I want to be the guinea pig with a brand new engine in it's first year.

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Old 09-17-2012, 11:55 AM
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There are plenty of thread debating the merits of both engines N52 and N20.

The N20 can be found in many of BMW's current line-up and has made Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2012.

It really comes down to personal preferences, naturally aspirated 6 or turbo 4. The basic car is identical between the '11 and '13 models.

Id personally go with the turbo 4 ...but that's just me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:53 PM
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13, has alot of standard options that you might find very useful in the future and as well as a efficient 4 banger that is just 0.5 secs off the n55
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:44 PM
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13, has alot of standard options that you might find very useful in the future and as well as a efficient 4 banger that is just 0.5 secs off the n55
Actually it is a 1 second difference. The 35i does 0-60 in 5.5 and the 4 banger does 0-60 in 6.5 per all the online information.
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