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BMW X3 Variants Explained: Which One To Pick?

Modified On Oct 22, 2020 08:32 PM By Saransh for BMW X3

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The X3 is offered in a single variant with two engine options

BMW X3

If you’re in the market for a premium SUV that is also fun to drive, there’s a high possibility you would have zeroed in on the BMW. So, if you have picked the BMW X3, we can help you decide which engine you should go for. 

Before diving into the details, let’s take a look at the prices: 

Variants

Price

xDrive30i Luxury Line

Rs 60.50 lakh

xDrive20d Luxury Line

Rs 60.90 lakh

all prices, ex-showroom India

BMW X3

Here’s a look at the specifications: 

 

xDrive30i

xDrive20d

Engine

2.0-litre petrol

2.0-litre diesel

Power

252PS

190PS

Torque

350Nm

400Nm

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

0-100kmph

6.3 seconds

8 seconds

Fuel Economy

13.17 kmpl

16.55 kmpl

The X3 is available in a single Luxury Line variant.

Exterior 

BMW X3

  • Adaptive LED headlamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Electrically foldable ORVMs with anti-dazzle and parking function for passenger-side ORVM
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Powered tailgate
  • 19-inch alloys with 245/50R19 tyres

Trim

  • Fine-wood trim poplar grain grey with Pearl Chrome highlights

Upholstery 

  • Leather ‘Vernasca’ Canberra Beige with black stitching
  • Leather ‘Vernasca’ Mocha with black stitching

Interior 

BMW X3
BMW X3

  • Ambient lighting with six pre-defined light designs
  • Multifunctional leather-wrapped steering
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • 40:20:40 split rear seats with electric release (on xDrive20d)

BMW X3

  • 40:20:40 split rear seats (on xDrive30i)
  • Sunblinds for rear occupants

BMW X3

  • Powered front seats with driver memory function
  • Three-zone climate control
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless mobile charging
  • Cruise control with braking function

Infotainment 

BMW X3

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 600W 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Apple CarPlay support

Safety 

  • Six airbags
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Parking camera
  • Reverse parking assist
  • ABS with EBD
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability program
  • Hill launch assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Electronic parking brake with auto-hold
  • Tyre pressure indicator
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Run-flat tyres
  • Spare wheel
  • Side impact protection
  • Crash sensor and dynamic braking lights

Drive and Efficiency

  • Auto start/stop function
  • Active kidney grille
  • xDrive 4WD system

BMW X3

  • Driving modes: ECOPRO, Comfort and Sport (on xDrive20d)
  • Driving modes: ECOPRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ (on xDrive30i)
  • Automatic rear differential locks

BMW X3

Verdict: Since the X3 is available in a single feature trim only with minor differences depending on the powertrain chosen, both versions are almost identically equipped. It gets all the premium features one would expect from an SUV of this class including a 4WD system, six airbags, panoramic sunroof, three-zone AC, digital instrument cluster, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. So, the choice between the two boils down to the engine. 

BMW X3

If you’re someone who likes to drive and holds performance in high regard, we suggest you go for the xDrive30i as it is almost 2 seconds quicker to 100kmph than the xDrive20d. That said, the diesel has its own advantage in terms of fuel efficiency. So, someone with heavy usage should opt for the xDrive20d as the premium of Rs 40,000 is negligible. 

BMW X3

With the X3, BMW should also offer an M Sport variant with a 6-cylinder engine since some people might be looking for a more powerful engine when they choose the X3 over the 3 Series sedan. Currently, both cars are offered with the same set of engines. 

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