The all-new luxurious BMW X3 is touted to offer an exhilarating driving experience
The BMW X3’s petrol variant boasts of a striking design language that lends it a sophisticated and sporty appeal. Key features include the enhanced double kidney grille, fully-adaptive LED headlights, tail lights, and fog lamps with new hexagonal designs, a low-slung roof spoiler and chrome exhaust pipes. Completing the package are the 19-inch alloy wheels which help bring out that ‘go-anywhere’ attitude of the X3.
There is more space on board the new vehicle than what its predecessor offered. The Luxury Line trim includes the leather upholstery in Vernasca and a fine-wood trim in poplar grain grey. Key technologies on board include an extensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive systems like the 12.3-inch Multifunction Instrument Display, BMW iDrive, including touch controller, BMW Navigation Professional (with a 10.25-inch touch screen), 600 Watts high-end Surround Sound system from Harman Kardon, Apple Car Play, BMW Apps and Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB. You also get the BMW Display Key, rearview camera with park assist, smartphone holder with wireless charging. As far as luggage space is concerned, the BMW X3 offers 550 litres of luggage space which can be expanded to 1,600 litres thanks to the 40/20/20 split folding rear seat.
Under the hood
Powering the car is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo engine that delivers 252 hp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The petrol-powered X3 is capable of going from 0-100kmph in just 6.3 seconds! The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic Steptronic sport transmission and you also get paddle shifters for that added driving pleasure. To ensure that you enjoy the driving dynamics that the vehicle has to offer, the brand offers the X3 with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system, adaptive suspensions, electronically controlled ‘Automatic Differential Brakes/locks (ADB-X)’, extended ‘Dynamic Traction control (DTC)’, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. The automobile also benefits from multiple driving modes that include EcoPro, Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
The German automaker has left no stone unturned in terms of safety, for the X3 comes with six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor. Offered only in the Luxury Line trim, the BMW X3 xDrive30i is priced at `56,90,000.