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August 28 , 2014 : BMW launched the facelift version of X3 at Rs 44.90 lakh for X3 xDrive20d Expedition model while X3 xDrive20d xLine is priced at Rs 49.90 lakh. The new BMW X3 adorns exterior updates such as chrome grille, redesigned bigger twin-circular headlamps, revised front and rear bumper, new taillamp cluster and new sporty alloy wheel design. The new BMW X3 ditches the xDrive30d model which was powered by 3.0-litre engine, but now the X3 SUV is only offered with 2.0-litre engine which develops a power of 190bhp.
BMW India is one of the luxurious car maker, which has a lot of impeccable vehicle in its stable. Among them, BMW X3 is the attractive sports utility vehicle, which is doing quite well for the company. This latest version went through a major overhaul terms in of both exteriors and interiors time to time. It also gets some minor technical update, which makes it slightly powerful. At present, the manufacturer is offering this vehicle in two variants, which are xLine and Expedition. Both these variants are fitted with a powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1995cc. It has the ability of churning out a whopping power of 190bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 400Nm. This engine is coupled with an eight speed automatic transmission gear box. However, one of the most important aspect of this vehicle is its super select 4WD system, which enables the driver to switch between four wheel and two wheel drive option easily. It also has servotronic assistance at all speed ranges, which adds to the advantage. The braking and suspension mechanism of this vehicle is quite quite proficient and it helps in keeping it well balanced at all road conditions. Its robust body structure and decent ground clearance makes it perfect for off-roading.
To start with its interiors, the high end variant gets an exclusive xLine package, which includes door sills with variant lettering, 'X' stamp on head restraints and a stainless steel sill in luggage compartment. At the same time, both the variants gets a high gloss finish for its central console along with slightly tweaked cup holders. In addition to these, this model series is blessed with new seat upholstery, which gives a refined look to the interiors. It also has BMW ConnectDrive, which features BMW Apps, Bluetooth with video streaming and high resolution touchscreen display. Both the variants in this series have been blessed with a slew of advanced features including a two zone automatic air conditioning system and park distance control. This model series is also incorporated with BMW driving experience control function that has three drive modes like ECOPRO, Comfort and Sport. While the top end variant also has 'Sport+' mode, which further improves the driving experience. These change the performance of the engine by recalibrating the mechanism of accelerator, suspension, gearbox and braking. Apart from these, it is also equipped with several utility based aspects like adjustable front seats, storage compartment and a multi-functional steering wheel. As far as its safety features are concerned, both the trims get sophisticated aspects including active head restraints, airbags, 3-point seat belts and electronic vehicle immobilizer. On the other hand, its exteriors are designed with a lot of striking features. The well designed headlight cluster is wider and houses slightly improved twin circular headlamps. At the same time, its kidney bean grille gets a fresh new look and is treated with aluminum. The car maker has also updated the bonnet with expressive lines that adds to the elegance of its frontage. The latest version of this utility vehicle gets modified bumpers along with its taillight cluster, which gives it a bold appeal. This SUV will lock horns with the likes of Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz ML Class, Volvo XC60 and others in this segment in the Indian automobile market. It comes with a 2-year standard warranty period regardless of its mileage. At the same time, it also has a 12-year warranty period for its body work and three years for its paint.
The company has given this BMW X3 model series a breathtaking external appearance owing to its newly designed signature cosmetics. It comes with sportiness as standard, thanks to the wide bumper with powerful air inlets. To begin with the front facade, it is designed with a large kidney shaped grille, which has a lot of chrome treatment on it. It is flanked by a translucent headlight cluster that is equipped with a refined twin circular Bi-xenon headlamps along with turn indicators. It has four illuminated rings for side lights and daytime running lights that gives the frontage a distinct look. This headlight cluster also includes automatic beam throw, headlight control and automatic driving light as well. Just below this, it has a muscular bumper, which is accompanied by silver plated cladding for preventing from minor damages. It houses a large air intake section for cooling the powerful engine. It is surrounded by a couple of round shaped fog lamps that adds to the visibility. Its large windscreen gives a perfect view ahead and it is made of green tinted glass. It is accompanied by a pair of rain sensing wipers. Coming to its side profile, it is designed with body colored outside rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable as well as foldable along with anti dazzle function. Its door handles are chrome finished and roof rails are in aluminum satin finish, which gives the sides a decent look. Also, there are aluminum strips fitted to the side body claddings, which provides additional protection. The elegance of side profile is further enhanced by high gloss black embellishments on B and C pillars. Its neatly crafted wheel arches are fitted with classy set of alloy wheels, which are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres. Its rear end gets a revised taillight cluster that is equipped with a new lighting pattern and gives the SUV a decent look. The dual tone rear bumper is further equipped with protective cladding along with a pair of reflectors and tailpipes. Its large windshield has a defogger along with wash and wipe function. It also has a sporty rear spoiler, which is integrated with LED high mounted stop lamp that adds to the safety aspect.
The company has given it a standard dimensions, which can easily accommodate five passengers with ease. It has an overall length of 4657mm along with a decent height of 1678mm that ensures enough headroom for all passengers. However, its overall width is 2089mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. While its ground clearance is about 212mm that is quite good for dealing with terrains. It has a large wheelbase of 2810mm that offers a spacious cabin inside.
This BMW X3 model series has a skilfully designed its internal cabin, which is done up with extensive use of Sensatec leather upholstery. The spacious interior cabin is designed in dual tone color scheme, which is further emphasized by fineline wood inlays that is complemented by ambient lighting and a lot of chrome inserts. This cabin ensures ample head and leg room for all occupants. The company has incorporated it with ergonomically designed seats. Both the front seats are electrically adjustable with proper lumbar support, while driver's seat comes with memory function as well. However, it gets an exclusively designed 'Sport' seats, which gives an asserting look to the cabin. Its first and second row gets center armrest featuring storage compartment along with drink holders. Its rear cabin has bench seat with 60:40 split folding facility, which contributes towards improving the boot capacity. At the same time, its high end trim is bestowed with an improved Nevada leather upholstery featuring 'X' stamp on its head restraints. The cockpit section is furnished with a sleek dashboard that gives it an attractive look. It is decorated with fine line wood and a lot of chrome inserts. It features a large glove box with cooling effect, an advanced instrument panel, rectangular shaped AC vents and so on. There is also a three spoke multi-functional steering wheel that is covered with leather upholstery and mounted with various control switches on it. The center fascia houses several advanced equipments like an AC unit, infotainment system with touchscreen display and several ergonomically positioned control switches for convenience of the driver. The instrument cluster has an integrated color screen along with two round shaped meters, which displays various informatics for keeping the driver updated. It is equipped with speedometer, fuel consumption display, a digital tachometer, external temperature, an electronic tripmeter and several other notification lamps. The company has also given it a number of utility based aspects, which are storage package including a large glove box, front seat back pockets, front and rear center armrest with stowage compartment, storage box under driver's seat and a sun glass holder, cup and bottle holders, a rear parcel shelf, door map pockets, remote fuel lid opener and all four power windows with driver side auto down function.
The company has bestowed this vehicle with a lot of sophisticated features, which gives the occupants a comfortable driving experience. Both these variants have been incorporated with a 2-Zone automatic air conditioning system including active carbon microfilter and rear air con vents, which keeps the ambiance pleasant. It is blessed with an advanced features, which is known as BMW ConnectDrive. It is equipped with a lot of advanced features. The list includes BMW apps, Bluetooth with handsfree and USB interface, extended Bluetooth with audio streaming, voice control, office functions and contact photo display. It also supports HiFi loudspeaker system with nine speaker that enhances the ambiance of its cabin. Then it also has an iDrive with 16.5cm touchscreen display, which supports DVD player, integrated hard drive for maps and audio files. It has a rear view camera along with display on central console, which makes the parking quite easy. It has an advanced cruise control system along with braking function, which maintains a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. Not to forget, its BMW Driving Experience control is the most advanced feature that provides desired driving style with the help of ECOPRO, Comfort and Sport modes. In addition to these, it is equipped with a lots of features including adjustable steering column, all four power windows with one touch operation, electrically adjustable outside mirrors featuring anti dazzling function along with memory and automatic headlamps. Furthermore, it has rear center armrest with two cup holders, inside rear view mirror with automatic anti-dazzling function, storage compartment package and push button engine start and stop function. Apart from these, it also has sophisticated feature like a panoramic glass roof, which adds to the plushness of its interiors.
This vehicle has a huge cabin space inside that can host at least five passengers along with luggage. Its cockpit section has a total headroom of 1033mm along with 1483mm of wide shoulder space. While the rear cabin gets 994mm of head space and 1458mm of total shoulder space, which is quite good. There is a 550 litre boot storage available, which can be extended up to 1600 litres by folding the rear seat in the desired split ratio. On the other hand, this vehicle is fitted with massive fuel tank that has 67 litres, which is good enough for planning longer journeys.
Sparkling Brown Metallic
Deep Sea Blue
Its refined engine is integrated with a twin-power turbocharged unit, which is paired with an advanced 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission gearbox. It enables the motor to zoom towards a top speed of 210 Kmph. At the same time, it takes about 8.1 seconds for breaching 100 Kmph mark from a standstill, which is rather thrilling for the passengers sitting inside the cabin.
Under the bonnet, this model series is fitted with a powerful 2.0-litre, in-line diesel engine that comes with a displacement capacity of 1995cc. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves, which is based on DOHC valve configuration. It is incorporated with a high pressure common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. The car maker has also installed the a twin-power turbocharger, which helps this motor to unleash a maximum power of 190bhp at 4000rpm and generates a commanding torque output of 400Nm between 1750 to 2750rpm. This refined diesel engine is paired with an advanced 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission gearbox that works in collaboration with xDrive intelligent 4WD system to deliver torque output to all four wheels. While the top end xLine trim is further integrated with performance control function that influences the power distribution and braking of individual wheels to deliver exceptional on-road performance.
This SUV is being sold in a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system that allows the vehicle to deliver a decent fuel economy. It allows the vehicle to produce a maximum mileage of about 18.56 Kmpl on the bigger roads, while its mileage goes down to 14.5 Kmpl within the city limits.
Its diesel mill comprises of 4 in-line cylinders based on a DOHC valve configuration. It has the capacity of generating a maximum power of 190bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 400Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm, which is quite good for Indian road conditions.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.3||18.56||190bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.3||18.56||190bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
The car manufacturer has blessed this sports utility vehicle with an advanced BMW ConnecDrive feature that includes an iDrive system featuring 16.5cm color display. It features a lot of direct menu control buttons for convenience. This multimedia unit supports USB port, Aux-in interface and supports Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree operation and audio streaming. It has a leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons. Furthermore, this model is equipped with a Park Distance Control for front and rear, which provides excellent assistance to the driver while parking. In addition to these, its top end variant is loaded with a 205 Watt, HiFi loudspeaker system, which delivers high definition sound and keeps the occupants entertained. Individuals who look to purchase this vehicle can customize it by installing a navigation system, rear seat entertainment, a DVD player and many other such aspects. At the same time, they can customize the exteriors with various additional aspects like stylish body decals, customized seating upholstery, illuminated scuff plates, sporty roof spoiler and several other such add-ons.
The German automaker has never compromised on the braking mechanism of any model including this SUV. All its four wheels have been fitted with set of internally vented disc brakes, which are further loaded with superior brake calipers for enhancing its performance. It also has an advanced anti lock braking system and brake assist that works in collaboration with cornering brake control to keep the vehicle stable. In addition to these, this vehicle is also blessed with dynamic stability control including traction control, which reduces the loss of traction. As far as its suspension is concerned, both the front and rear axles are coupled with dynamic damper control with infinite and independent damping function. At the same time, it has an electromechanical steering system featuring Servotronic assistance that activates only when needed and helps in improving the efficiency. This height adjustable steering wheel is speed sensitive and makes it easy to maneuver even in city traffic conditions.
This BMW X3 model series is incorporated with several sophisticated features that safeguard the vehicle and its occupants. Its cabin is equipped with active head restraints along with six airbags, which minimizes the damage caused in case of any collision. There are three point seat belts given to all seats with pyrotechnic belt tensioner and load limiter facility. It also has seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. The car maker has given it a rigid body structure with crumple zones and impact beams that reduces the impact of collision. Other features include anti lock braking system with brake assist, cornering brake control, electric parking brake with auto hold and hill descent control. In addition to these, it comes integrated with first aid kit including warning triangle, three point seat belts featuring belt tensioner including force limiter, runflat tyres with reinforced side walls and ISOFIX child seat mounting. Apart from these, it is also integrated with electronic vehicle immobilizer for preventing the vehicle from unauthorized entry, which includes a crash sensor.
The wheel arches of its Expedition variant are being offered with a set of newly designed Y-spoke, 17-inch stylish alloy wheels, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 225/60 R17. While the top end variant gets a set of stylish 18-inch alloy wheels. These rims are covered with 245/50 R18 sized radial tubeless tyres, which are capable of dealing with terrains and rugged roads. The company has also given it a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard features in both variants.
1. Performance control function improves its efficiency.
2. High ground clearance allows it to deal with any road conditions.
3. Engine performance and fuel efficiency is improved.
4. Interiors are quite roomy with a lot of leg and head room.
5. Updated cosmetics provides a dynamic appearance to the exteriors.
1. Authorized dealer network needs to increase.
2. Lack of navigation system is a big drawback.
3. High cost of maintenance and spare parts.
4. There is no HiFi loudspeaker system in Expedition trim.
5. Panoramic glass roof can be offered as standard to both the variants.
|xDrive20d Expedition |
|47,90,000||48,75,156||47,90,000||48,75,156||46,92,050||48,75,156||49,20,983||Get On Road Price|
|xDrive20d xLine |
|52,90,000||53,84,044||52,90,000||53,84,044||55,28,050||53,84,044||54,34,655||Get On Road Price|
German car manufacturer BMW launched the facelifted X3 in India yesterday. Priced at INR 44.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base xDrive 20d expedition variant, the Bavarian SUV competes with the likes of Audi Q5, Freelander 2 and the recently updated Volvo XC60.
Ever since Auto Expo, the Big Three – Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz have been on a launching spree. Speaking in this context, after the X5 its time for its younger sibling X3. BMW drives in facelifted X3 at 44.90 lakh (Ex-Showroom New Delhi), company has shredded the 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine from the X3. Moreover, the retained 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo is tweaked to deliver more power while delivering slightly more fuel efficiency. The X3 is available in two variants xLine and Expedition.
The German manufacturer BMW launched the facelift version of X3 at Rs 44,90,000 for X3 xDrive20d Expedition model while X3 xDrive20d xLine is priced at Rs 49,90,000. With the introduction of facelift version, the competition in premium SUV segment gets more furious. The new BMW X3 adorns exterior updates such as chrome grille, redesigned bigger twin-circular headlamps, revised front and rear bumper, new taillamp cluster and new sporty alloy wheel design.
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BMW X3 is launched in 2 variants which are as follows:
BMW X3 xDrive20d Expedition
BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine
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