Oh, so apparently it's a diesel engine. Fine. BMW's UK bosses admit that they underestimtaed the raging diesel market, thinking that only gasoline versions of the baby X would move in the first few months of sales. Boy, were they wrong. Now BMW is forced to hustle and shoehorn a diesel into place by October. They've chosen a powerplant displacing 2.0 liters and good for 150 hp, and capable of sending the six-speed-equipped model to 60 mph in about the time it takes to build a decent-sized sandwich. Pricing begins at £26,175, and for all you small SUV power junkies out there, the more robust 3.0 liter deez won't be offered until fall of 2005. So just keep your Zubaz pants on, ok?

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