|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|diesel||1995cc||auto||190PS @ 4000RPM||400NM @ 1750RPM||16kmpl|
|petrol||1998cc||auto||252PS @ 4000RPM||350NM @ 1450RPM||13kmpl|
The BMW X3 has been in the Indian market for a while now. In its latest rendition, the car follows BMW's new design philosophy and gets powerful SUV proportions the engine also is now more robust and refined. The X3 looks quite sporty as well with an elongated bonnet in front-end short overhang, chrome exhaust tips and sculpted all-LED tail lamps.
The 2018 BMW x3 looks better than ever. The car is now bigger and a lot sportier. In the front, it gets an all-LED headlight setup and the kidney grille has shrunk in size. The bold shoulder line and a flat roof give it the quintessential SUV stance. The car now sits on 19-inch wheels. On the rear end, the car gets really sporty sculpted LED taillamps. Overall the X3 is quite a looker and will grab a lot of attention on our roads.
Inside the BMW X3, the interior design and cabin layout are typical BMW "very minimalistic and elementary" and the quality of materials used is absolutely top-notch. The car now gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with BMW's proprietary I-Drive interface which is the when compared to other cars of the same segment. The front seats are extremely comfortable and offer good support for some enthusiastic driving while the rear seats are pretty comfortable as well with decent under-thigh support and generous headroom and also get recline functionality. In terms of storage, the vehicle gets a large 550l boot.
The BMW X3 comes loaded with a plethora of safety features. The list includes 6 airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, Tyre pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX child seat mounting.
The BMW X3 is sold with 2 engine options in India a 2.0l petrol and diesel of the same displacement. The 2.0l diesel comes mated to an 8-speed automatic is good for 190ps at 4000RPM and 400NM at 1750RPM. This engine offers punchy performance and there is ample torque available on tap throughout the rev-range. The only knot with the diesel engine is the initial turbo-lag below 2500RPM post which it is pretty smooth sailing. On the flipside, the 2.0l petrol engine also comes mated to an 8 speed automatic and puts out 252ps at 4000RPM and 350NM at 1450RPM. The engine is pretty smooth and is best suited for city driving and occasional long distance hauls
In terms of mileage, the petrol variants are rated for a company claimed 13.32KM/l and the diesel variants return 16.4km/l
BMW X3 price starts from INR 56 Lakh to INR 58.8 Lakh.
The premium SUV market right now is packed with competition from various car makers. You have the Mercedes Benz GLC, the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3. Each car does its own thing in a way better than the other, the X3 happens to shine in the driver engagement department. This definitely is the most driver-focused, most engaging SUV to drive in its class. We drove the 2-litre luxury variant for quite some time and here is our review on the car.