BMW X3 Petrol Launched in India

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BMW India has added more petrol variants to its portfolio. The X3 SUV is now also available in the xDrive28i variant. This new variant is available only in the xLine trim. The 2015 BMW X3 facelift was launched in India in August 2014. Until now, it was on sale with diesel engine options only. BMW had earlier added petrol variants of the 3-Series and 5-Series to its lineup as well. The BMW X3 Petrol costs Rs. 54.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Read on for more info on the current BMW X3 India range.

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BMW X3 Price in India

Model Ex-Showroom Delhi Price
BMW X3 xDrive20d Expedition Rs. 48.00 lakh
BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine Rs. 53.90 lakh
BMW X3 xDrive28i xLine Rs. 54.90 lakh
BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport Rs. 61.00 lakh

The new BMW X3 Petrol variant is priced at Rs. 54.90 lakh. The BMW X3 range in India starts at Rs. 48 lakh. At Rs. 61 lakh, the X3 M Sport variant is the most expensive here.

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BMW X3 India – Specifications

  xDrive 20d xDrive28i xDrive30d
Length x Width x Height 4657 x 1881 x 1678 mm
Wheelbase 2810 mm
Wheel Type and Size 17 inch/18 inch Alloys 18 inch Alloys 19 inch alloys
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Diesel 2.0 L Petrol 3.0 L Diesel
Power 190 hp 244 hp 258 hp
Torque 400 Nm 350 Nm 560 Nm
Top Speed 210 km/h 230 km/h 232 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 8.1 seconds 6.5 seconds 5.9 seconds
Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed Automatic 8-speed Automatic 8-speed Automatic
Mileage (claimed) 18.56 KMPL 13.77 KMPL 16.55 KMPL

The newest addition to the engine lineup of the X3 is a 2.0 L petrol unit. It makes 244 hp and 350 Nm. The BMW X3 xDrive20d is powered by a 2.0-litre all aluminium turbo diesel, the power output of which stands at 190 hp. The engine produces 400 NM of torque between 1,750 and 2,250 RPM. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range. There is also a 3.0 L diesel on offer, which makes258 hp and 560 Nm.

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BMW X3 India Exterior Design

The BMW X3 was updated in 2014. On the outside, the changes were limited to redesigned headlamps, revised grille, tweaked front and rear bumpers, ORVM covers with integrated indicators and new alloy wheel design. New paint options along with a slightly redesigned interior we also made available. BMW offers the following colour options –

  • Alpine White (non-metallic)
  • Black Sapphire
  • Deep Blue
  • Melbourne Red

2015 BMW X3 Rear

The xLine trim adds matte aluminium inserts in the bumpers, the kidney grille and side-window lines along with matte aluminium exhausts, door sill with ‘BMW xLine’ badges, sport leather steering wheel, new upholstery colours and 18-inch alloy wheels with two different designs.

BMW X3 India Interior Design

On the inside, the X3 gets a whole host of features. A ‘Driving Experience Control’ switch is available as standard and lets the driver switch between driving modes – Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport. The xDrive 4WD system lets the X3 handle most off-road situations without any issues, though it is not a hardcore off-roader by any means.

2015 BMW X3 Interior Front Cabin Dashboard

The EfficientDynamics package, which is standard, adds auto start-stop, brake energy regeneration and other technologies to keep the SUV as fuel-efficient as possible. Switch to the Sport mode though and you can experience the sporty nature of the SUV.

The X3 gets the latest iDrive system. This offers Bluetooth and USB connectivity for infotainment.  An automatic parking assist helps the driver park the SUV in the tightest of spots without damaging anything. Heads-up display, an updated navigation system, smart tail-gate opener and storage package are also part of this facelift.

Photo Gallery: 2015 BMW X3

BMW X3 India – Rivals

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Audi Q5
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Volvo XC60

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