The BMW X3 is the mid level Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in BMW’s range. It is offered with three engine options, a 1,997 cc petrol, a 1,995 cc diesel and a 2,993 cc diesel. The variants of BMW X3 are xDrive28i xLine, xDrive20d Expedition, xDrive20d xLine and xDrive30d M Sport. In terms of safety, the BMW X3 comes with DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), CBC (Corner Braking Control), ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with brake assist and airbags. Key features include an 8 speed automatic transmission with Auto Hold function, Bi xenon headlamps with four LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp) rings and automatic rain sensors.
The Navigation system Professional with iDrive Touch Controller offered in the BMW X3 is easy to use and provides all necessary information like driving modes, navigation etc. clearly.
The Dynamic Damper Control offered in the BMW X3 adds to the comfort level on any road surface.
The Performance Control function available on the BMW X3 modulates the performance as per the requirement by the driver.
The BMW X3 a dual tone interior colour option and has electrically adjustable front seats. It is also offered with dual zone automatic climate control with active carbon microfilter and ambient lighting with light package. There is a centre armrest in rear with the rear backrest foldable and 60:40 dividable.
The BMW X3 is powered by three engines, a 2.0 litre petrol, a 2.0 litre diesel and a 3.0 litre diesel. The petrol engine produces 245 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,250 rpm to 4,800 rpm. The 2.0 litre diesel engine generates 190 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm and the 3.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine churns out 258 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 560 Nm of torque between 1,500 rpm and 3,000 rpm.
All engines of the BMW X3 are mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission save the xDrive 30d M Sport variant. This top end diesel version comes with BMW's 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmissin. All gearboxes have been tuned to deliver the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
The BMW X3 comes with DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), CBC (Corner Braking Control), ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with brake assist and airbags. It also has an electronic vehicle immobiliser, crash sensor, side impact protection, runflat tyres with reinforced side walls.
The BMW X3 has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 13.77 kmph for the petrol engine powered variants, 18.56 kmpl for the 2.0 litre diesel engine powered versions and 16.55 kmpl for the 3.0 litre diesel engine powered trim. These figures are acceptable for its segment