German tuner Hartge has just rolled out a new tuning kit, one they’ve prepared especially for the BMW X3 xDrive35d.
What I find particularly interesting about it is that we don’t get any flamboyant press release. There’s no announcement, no shouting launch or anything of the likes.
Though it’s a bit of a shame, that’s a brilliant idea. Not all tuning cars should be obvious and BMW products certainly shouldn’t fit the bill for flamboyance.
Since this is the diesel engine, that appeal of flamboyance goes away even further so there’s really no reason for making a fuss.
Despite it being a diesel powerplant, Hartge messed around with its innards a bit in order to produce 362 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque.
Quite the decent figures for a diesel but we should say that Hartge carefully “forgot” to mention the exact fuel economy the model gets with the new updates.
All we get is a rather uncertain “around half a liter/100 km” so around 35 mpg on the US cycle should still be available from it.
In terms of exterior changes you get almost none. Hartge will provide you with a set of 19 inch alloy wheels (four options are available) and new badges but that’s about it.
That’s not a bad way to go round at it since the F25 BMW X3 looks more than decent for a crossover. The same happens inside.
All you get new for the cabin is a set of aluminium panels, custom floor mats and, of course, the optional set of Hartge badges.
It all sounds rather good but we hope to get more photos and details about the Hartge BMW X3 xDrive35d pretty soon.