BMW X3, a SUV has 3 Diesel cars available in India. It comes handy in 8 colours, namely, Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue, Mineral Silver, Space Grey, Sparkling Bronze, Titanium Silver and Vermilion Red. X3 was introduced as a five-seater SUV that runs on diesel by the thriving BMW Company. The model is available in following variants—X3 xDrive20d Expedition, X3 xDrive20d xLine and X3 xDrive30d M Sport. Being in the league of BMW complemented with its vibrant features, the car is expected to witness an increase in its customers in the coming days.
A first glance at the car gives a sporty look along-with its stupendous design and ravishing features. X3’s new version has innovative headlights and a refined front bumper which makes it appear like a bigger version of BMW X5. LED indicators in the side mirrors undisputedly enhance its voguish side look. The exterior side mirrors are electrically foldable and have an automatic anti-dazzle function. The new headlights have an automatic washer system that cleans the headlights whenever required. Other ingenious features include rain sensors and automatic driving lights with fog LEDs. The xLine version of BMW X3 has a panorama glass sunroof making it even more elegant and sumptuous.
Interior & Features
X3 is packed with all the vital features that a lavish SUV should possess. Its automatic air conditioning has active carbon micro-filter elevate the effect of air conditioning inside the whole car. Velour mats for the floor and good quality leather materials on the steering wheel are used; seats are spacious and relaxing. Centre armrest in the rear, large trunk space, roller sunblind for rear side windows, interior mirror with anti-dazzle function, rear backrest marks the strength of the car. Even for the driver and passenger in front, there is sizeable leg-space. Rear seats being foldable create home for an extra space whenever required. It also has a separate iPhone charging slot and a full-fledged gratifying music system.
The model is available in the 3.0 litre diesel engine having a displacement of 1995 cc and generating a maximum power of 140 kW at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The BMW Twin power Turbo 4 cylinder diesel engine with Servotronic assistance ensures a high-intensity power generation at all speed ranges and with an automatic hold function, it assures a comfortable ride and easy driving even on long journeys.
The 1995 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 18.6 kmpl and 16.6 kmpl powered by 2993cc engine.
Performance and Handling
With its enriched capabilities, this grandiose SUV can reach the speed of 100 km/h from rest in 8.1 seconds, though the mileage takes a stand-back at18.56 km. The car runs with a great velocity on roads and even on the bumpy areas, thus giving a smooth riding experience.
Audi Q5 poses the strongest competition to BMW X3 with both the cars having various similar features. Next in the tussle is Mercedes Benz M class; though with a higher price range than BMW X3 yet emulating in terms of class and elegance.