BMW India has launched the new X3. Priced at Rs 41.2 lakh for the xDrive20d and Rs 47.9 lakh, ex-showroom, India, the new X3 replaces the previous model that was offered as the xDrive20d and xDrive25i.
The new X3 is powered by a choice of two diesel motors – the 1995cc xDrive20d with 184 bhp of peak power and 38.5 kgm of peak torque and the 2993cc xDrive30d with 258 bhp and 56.8 kgm of peak torque.
Both the engines are mated to a Steptronic 8-speed automatic transmission with Auto Start Stop function.
The four cylinder diesel generates 380 Nm torque and 135 kW (184 hp) while the 6 cylinder diesel power unit delivers 190 kW (258 hp) and 560 Nm of torque. The results are impressive: BMW xDrive30d accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.
The car is loaded with features and will be manufactured in India at the Chennai plant via a CKD.