New BMW X3 is a stylish looking SUV which recently witnessed the launch of the xDrive28i variant, a part of BMW xLine design scheme that the company says is a mix of practicality and styling. The X3 looks sporty in its stance and competes with the likes of Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLC and Audi Q5 that offer similar features. New BMW X3 makes use of lightweight aluminum and tough plastic materials whereas the high tensile steel has been used for chassis development with special magnesium alloys being used in engine and the drivetrain. The base model of BMW X3 xDrive Expedition is priced at INR 48.10 lakh (ex-showroom) Delhi.
New BMW X3 xDrive20i - Exteriors
The Front end of New BMW X3 xDrive20i comprises of the German automakers trademarked Kidney grille that is flanked by sleek LED headlamp clusters which consists of bi-xenon bulbs and four LED DRLs. The fog lamps are placed very close to the headlight. Coming to the sides, the shoulder line gets smaller towards the end while the dual tone ORVMs look in sync with the body color and borders of the window. The 18 inch alloy wheels are shod with 245 section tyres which provide decent grip levels. The rear end consists of a wraparound tail lamp cluster and a single exhaust pipe. It gets a high mounted brake light and a silver skid plate which features a lot of creases over it.
BMW X3 Interiors
The interiors are top notch in the BMW X3 and the dashboard features a typical BMW like layout. The cabin features chrome accents on the steering wheel, central console unit with gear knob and the door trims. The leather seats are extremely comfortable with a healthy range of adjustments. The cooled glove box unit and a sliding armrest makes for decent cargo space. The seats are finished with a choice of colours which vary according to the variant chosen. The cabin is good enough to seat 5 passengers in comfort and the boot space of 550 litres can be extended to a sprawling 1600 litres which makes it a decent family car.
BMW X3 Dimensions
The BMW X3 has a length of 4675 mm, a width of 2089 mm and height of 1678 mm. The wheelbase is a decent 2810 mm with an excellent ground clearance of 212 mm.
BMW X3 Features
This SUV from BMW has a long list of equipment which includes a 2-zone auto climate control, cruise control, rear AC vents, electrically-adjustable seats with movable headrests. The centrally placed infotainment screen is equipped with BMWs iDrive system. The 22.3 cm infotainment system supports DVD, Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in connectivity along with a navigation system which stores files in an integrated hard drive. It also features one-touch power windows, electrically retractable ORVM, automatic headlamps with push start stop button.
BMW X3 Safety Features
The BMW X3 has the safety front covered with active head restraints and three point seat belts. BMW has inculcated energy absorbing bumpers, crumple zones and restraining systems. ABS with EBD, eight airbags, electric parking brake with hill hold, cornering brake control, run flat tyres with reinforced side walls, ISOFIX child seat mount, crash sensor and electronic stability control.
BMW X3 Engine
There is a choice of a 2.0 litre inline 4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 1995 cc along with a CRDi twin turbocharger to produce a power of 245 bhp @ 4000 rpm with a torque of 350 nm @ 1250 to 4800 rpm. This engine is mated to an 8-speed advanced tiptronic auto gearbox. The top trims of the X3 get a 3.0 litre 6 cylinder diesel engine that displaces 2993 cc. This turbocharged engine has ability to produce 258 bhp @ 4000 rpm whereas the torque figure stands at 560 nm @ 1500 to 3000 rpm. BMW has also provided different driving modes which consist of Eco, Pro and Comfort mode.
BMW X3 Mileage
The mileage from the 2.0 litre diesel engine is 18.5 kmpl whereas the 3.0 litre diesel engine delivers a mileage of 16.5 kmpl.
BMW X3 Variants BMW is available in 4 variants- xDrive 20D Expedition, xDrive 20d xLine, xDrive 28i xLine and xDrive 30d M Sport.
BMW X3 Color Options X3 is available in Alpine white (non-metallic) and in the following metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Deep Blue and Melbourne Red.
BMW X3 Competition
The X3 has been competes against the likes of its German competitors Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC along with the Swedish manufactured Volvo XC60.
BMW X3 Price
The Base variant 20d Expedition is priced at INR 48.10 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes all the way to INR 61.49 lakh(ex-showroom). The newly launched BMW X3 xDrive28i xLine variant is sold for INR 54,90,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).