Motoring: A modest makeover for BMW’s diesel-powered X3 SUV

The plug-in hybrid version meets drivers’ demands with considerably more performance

BMW X3: handsome and understated, the SUV is at its best when cruising on a motorway.

The headlines and social media commentariat suggest that diesel SUVs are a thing of the past, yet there’s still demand from car buyers for this combination. Hence the arrival of the facelifted BMW X3 in Ireland, with the company’s venerable twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine under the bonnet.

New for 2022 is a modest exterior makeover that extends to snazzy lights front and rear, a restyled radiator grille and a few other tweaks to sharpen up ...