The BMW X3 is the mid level Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in BMW’s range. It is offered with two engine options - a 1,995 cc diesel and a 1,998cc petrol. 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 price of BMW X3 in India starts at Rs 49.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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 2018 BMW X3 retains the SAV body style and the kidney grille up front is larger than before. While the overall silhouette is the name, the wheelbase of the car has increased. The LED headlamps have a more curved design compared to the units that used to come on outgoing model. The X3 runs on 18-inch wheels while the Luxury line get 19-inch units.
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 and a 2.0 litre diesel. The petrol engine produces 252 hp of power at 5,200 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,250 rpm to 4,800 rpm. The 2.0 litre diesel engine generates 140 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm.
All engines of the BMW X3 are mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. 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 These figures are acceptable for its segment
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