By Hercules Rodrigues
BMW has launched the new Third generation X3 in Goa. The new X3 will be assembled at its Chennai Plant and is available Expedition and Luxury Line
Built on a CLAR platform, the new X3 is a whole 55kgs lighter than the model it replaces. The New BMW X3’s design adopts the latest design language with sharp and sporty looks. The nose gets a larger kidney grille and full LED headlamps, while the chunky redesigned bumper houses LED fog lights. The side profile of the SUV has seen an increase in length and the new alloy wheels fit perfectly into the wheel wells of the SUV. Coming around to the rear, the wraparound 3D effect taillamps look interesting when lit, while the roof mounted spoiler and twin chrome tailpipes add some character to the car.
The interior of the new X3 has been heavily reworked to offer more comfort and space. The front seats are now wider than before, while the rear seats offer more legroom and the backrest of the rear seats can be reclined forward and backward with the push of a button. The talking point is the addition of a sixth generation i-Drive infotainment system. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Luxury Line has features such as Wireless charging, Navigation system, Front door sills finishers in aluminium with BMW Luxury Line lettering, Instrument panel in Senstac, BMW Active air stream kidney grille with seven exclusively designed vertical slats and grille finished in Chrome, Twin chrome exhaust pipes and 19-inch light double spoke style light alloy wheels.
The Expedition Line throws in features such as Radio BMW Professional with 6.5” screen, Interior Trim Black high-gloss with trim finisher in Chrome, Galvanic embellish in Chrome for controls, Side window surrounds and window recess finisher in satinated Aluminium, xDrive badging on front fenders, including “X” badging on B pillar and 18-inch light Turbine style alloy wheels.
Power for the new X3 comes from a 2.0-litre diesel which makes 190bhp and 400nm of torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed steptronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive. The new X3 goes from 0-100kmph in 8.0 seconds and has a top speed of 213kmph.
BMW offers the new X3 in Mineral White, Black Panther, Pythonic Blue and Sophisto Grey brilliant effect.
Prices for Second generation BMW X3 (Ex showroom Prices)Variant nameEx ShowroomBMW X3 Expedition Line49,99,000BMW X3 Luxury