2022 BMW X3 Facelift Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 59.90 Lakh
By Seshan Vijayraghvan
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20-Jan-22 08:27 PM IST
- The 2022 BMW X3 only comes in two petrol variants
- BMW will launch the diesel variant later
- The X3 comes with a 2.0-litre TwinTurbo engine with an 8-speed AT
Commenting on the new launch, Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "The new evolved third-generation BMW X3 is here to continue the model's trailblazing success in the premium mid-size SAV segment. The refreshed design and driving performance make the BMW X3 a luxurious and practical car that is agile on and off-road."
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The 2022 BMW X3 comes with several visual updates including a new, larger kidney grille with bold vertical chrome slats and border, and it's flanked by a pair of adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function. In the M Sport package, the front apron features larger air inlets finished in high-gloss black and air curtains. While both variants get new 19-inch alloy wheels, BMW is also offering optional 20-inch M alloy wheels as an early bird offer, with the M Sport trim. At the rear, the X3 comes with new LED taillamps with black borders that make them stand out, while the narrower light graphic now includes a three-dimensionally modelled pincer contour and horizontal turn signals. The SUV also gets new, larger flush-fitted dual exhaust pipes, and a sportier rear bumper.
The X3 also comes with an updated cabin with revised features and new upholstery choices. In fact, the M Sport has an exclusive set interior package like Sport seats, Sensatec perforated upholstery, M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, M interior trim. The SUV also comes with Multi-function Sport Steering Wheel, electrical seat adjustment with memory function, and an exterior mirror package. BMW also offers a panoramic glass roof, welcome light carpet, ambient lighting with six dimmable designs, and 3-zone automatic climate control with new air vents. Also, while the standard boot capacity is 550 litres, it can be expanded further to 1600 litres by folding down the 40/20/40 split rear seat backrest.
In terms of other features, the X3 also gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with BMW Live Cockpit Professional and 3D Navigation. The centre of the dashboard houses the 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with BMW Gesture Control, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Harman Kardon surround sound system. BMW also offers Parking Assistant Plus with a 360-degree view camera. As for safety, the SUV offers 6 airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.
The BMW X3 is powered by a 2.0-litre in-line-four cylinder, TwinTurbo engine that makes 248 bhp at 5200 rpm and develops 350 Nm of peak torque at 1450-4800 rpm. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic Steptronic sport transmission, with an automatic hold function and paddle shifters. BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is also offered as a standard fitment, along with variable torque distribution, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist. The SUV also comes with four driving modes - ECOPRO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+, while the M Sport option also gets Dynamic Damper Control and Performance Control.
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