BMW has revealed the third-generation of its X3 SUV at the ongoing Auto Expo. The carmaker claims that the new model is more fuel efficient thanks to its new aerodynamic design. The new SUV is also comparatively lighter than its predecessor. The underpinnings of the new SUV get the company’s new Cluster Architecture or CLAR, as BMW likes to call it. This platform helps in weight reduction and has made the third-generation BMW X3 55kg lighter.
3rd Gen BMW X3 SUV Showcased At Auto Expo In India
In terms of the design, the iconic kidney grille makes an appearance and is now larger than before. The grille sits between the two double barrel projector headlamps which feature LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Also new on the SUV are 18-inch alloy wheels, integrated spoiler, twin-exhaust pipes and 3D LED taillights. The top-of-the-line variant gets 21-inch alloys.
Inside the cabin, the BMW X3 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Gesture control, heads-up display and ambient lighting are also available as optional extras.
BMW X3 Third Gen Car Price and Variants in India
The next generation BMW X3 gets two petrol variants viz. the xDrive30i and xDrive20i, which produce 248bhp and 181bhp of power, respectively. The diesel motors are also offered in two states of tune, namely xDrive30d and xDrive20d, which develop power outputs of 262bhp and 188bhp. The powerplants come mated to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. The third-generation BMW will rival the likes of Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 and Range Rover Evoque in India. We expect the pricing of the new X3 to start around Rs. 45 Lakh.