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.
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.
BMW X3 India – Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4657 x 1881 x 1678 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.
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
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.
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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