BMW X3 ‘SportX’ Petrol Variant launched; INR 56.5 lakh
BMW India today announced the launch of a new petrol variant to its ever popular X3 SUV. Called the BMW X3 ‘SportX’, this family SUV will have a starting price of INR 56.6 lakh (ex-showroom).
The engine used is a 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo petrol unit. Power output figures suggest 252 hp and a healthy 350 Nm of torque. Power is transferred to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. 0-100 km/h comes up in a mighty impressive claimed figure of 6.3 seconds.
For a change BMW included Android Auto as well, not just Apple CarPlay. Additionally the car received a moderate list of equipment, although being the entry-level model, it isn’t massively equipped. T
he feature list includes an 8.8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, a 5.7-inch MID display, three-zone automatic climate control, LED headlight, tail-lights and fog lights, automatic headlights and wipers, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, amongst others.
The car does feature the BMW Live Cockpit Plus with touch functionality.
The exterior is typically recognizable for its BMW signature design elements. These include the twin kidney grilles, familiar four eyed headlights and muscular exterior.
An interesting point to note is the possibility for additional features if you book the car on-line before midnight on February 28, 2021.
BMW India will offer its customers an inclusive Service package that covers all maintenance work, including any BMW Original Parts and oil requirements for 3 year/ 40,000 km. Additionally, an Accessories Pack that includes a BMW Display key, 2.5PM air filter, LED door projectors and universal wireless charger.
Competition is stiff in this segment with the likes of the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo XC60 all vying for new customers.
Luxury Motor Press thinks:
The shift to petrol drive trains more and more seems obvious before the wave of electric mobility hits hard. This is a nice option for those family goers seeking a balance between adventure, luxury and wanting the classic driving dynamics BMW is known for.