Despite the bad publicity surrounding diesel sales, the use of diesel engines in 4x4s is still strong as the extra torque available suits the laid back effortless luxury characteristic of the SUV market, the idea of hard revving a petrol engine doesn’t fit at all, and for those doing higher mileages they still make perfect sense, so when BMW came to make a performance version of the X3, a powerful diesel to match the strong selling Audi SQ5 Diesel was ideal, hence the M40d was born. It features a 3.0 litre turbocharged diesel unit that gives a whopping 326 horsepower, enough for a 0-60 time of just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. This gives the M40d a huge amount of mid-range torque meaning effortless acceleration and easy overtaking, but BMW didn't stop there, uprating both the suspension and brakes to be able to cope with the extra power on offer. So if you love the idea of a performance X3 but do higher mileages and couldn’t live with the savage fuel economy figures of the X3M then the M40d will be a great choice for you.
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