Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Teutonic Darkside
Car Year: 2013
Car Model: BMW X3 xDrive30d M
Transmission: 8 speed flappy paddle
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More power and torque as standard on the 2.5s obviously - fuel economy is realistically not going to be economical on either, though slightly better on the 2.0 probably.
If it were me, I'd go for the cheaper 2.0 but get at the toys (leather, sat nav) and spend the saving on English Ben's KYB struts and springs, STi rear ARB, subframe locking bolts and a remap. Job jobbed, as they say.
A remap on the stock turbo on mine (2.0) was probably the best it ran - nice early power delivery and in reality, probably enough power for the road. After I swapped the suspension on mine (KYBs + Springcoil springs) and fitted the ARB / lock bolts, the handling was great and I could still go off-piste if desired.
Was: 01 WRX > 02 WRX > 03 FXT > 02 WRX
Now: BMW X3, Cooper S Cab
And: KTM 450 EXC, BMW F700GS