The all-new BMW X3 was launched in India on April 19, 2018. It combines outstanding driving dynamics with versatile usability and is ideal for an active, mobile lifestyle. Available in a locally-produced diesel variant, the BMW X3 is now available at BMW dealerships across the country. The petrol variant will be launched during the second half of 2018. As part of the launch, BMW Group India also inaugurated its third showroom-Bird Automotive-in Gurgaon. It is the 45th dealership in India and hopes to be present in 50 locations by the end of this calendar year.
The BMW X3 is available in Expedition scheme and also in a new Luxury Line design scheme. Luxury Line indulges travel in style with elegant contours and luxurious features. It endows elegance with its fine design elements of high-gloss chrome that instantly catch the eye. The new car is available in two diesel variants-BMW X3 xDrive 20d Expedition (Rs 49,99,000) and BMW X3 xDrive 20d Luxury Line (Rs 56,70,00, ex-showroom)
“The BMW X3 established the premium mid-size sports activity vehicle segment in India and became a trailblazer with its modern character. The all-new BMW X3 is set to write the next chapter in its success story with an even more striking, dynamic design language, powerful yet efficient drive systems and luxurious equipment. Practical both on and off road, all-new BMW X3 is fully equipped for the most diverse driving demands, combining everything you need for wherever your day takes you,” said Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India.
The new vehicle has been reinterpreted with a striking design language, featuring a compelling front with a boldly enhanced distinctive double kidney grille. Fully Adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lamps featuring the new hexagonal design ensure a prominent stance on any road. At the rear, LED expressive taillights combined with a low-slung roof spoiler and exhaust tailpipes on both sides in chrome to make a powerful conclusion. Automatic tailgate operation allows convenient opening and closing of the tailgate.
The X3 comes with game-changing technologies such as the BMW Display Key that allows drivers to keep in contact with their car round the clock. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. Rear-view camera with park assist assists in parking or manoeuvring into parallel or lateral space. The smartphone holder integrated into the centre console allows inductive Wireless Charging for mobile phones and the BMW Display key. It is equipped with an extensive range of BMW Connected Drive systems like the 12.3 inches multifunction instrument display, BMW iDrive, including touch controller, BMW Navigation Professional (with 10.25-inch touchscreen), 600 watts high-end surround sound system from Harman Kardon, Apple Car Play, BMW Apps and connectivity through Bluetooth and USB.
The innovative diesel engines from the BMW EfficientDynamics family offer considerably more spirited power delivery as well as spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds. Thanks to the unrivalled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, they blend maximum power with exemplary efficiency. The two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine of BMW X3 xDrive 20d produces an output of 140 kW/190hp and a maximum torque of 400Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in just eight seconds.
The eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters, the company said.