NEW DELHI: BMW on Monday launched the X3 M, bringing the first-ever mid-size SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) to its Indian lineup. The BMW X3 M has taken the CBU route to India.
The BMW X3 M starts at Rs 99.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Online purchases before December 31 will get an exclusive hospitality experience designed by BMW Excellence Club.
The BMW X3 M is powered by a new 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder M TwinPower turbo engine, which is the most powerful straight-six petrol engine in the entire M lineup. The engine manages to churn out 486 PS of power and offers 600 Nm of torque.
The high-revving M engine is paired to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and sends power to all wheels with the M xDrive powertrain. The X3 M can clock 0-100 kmph in 4.2 seconds and achieves a top speed of 250 kmph.
The engine is complemented with the new chassis technology that is tuned to provide sublime dynamics. The SAV also comes with M-specific suspension and the M-specific steering and M compound brakes immensely enhance the control of the car.
On the outside, the BMW X3 M sticks to the typical muscular proportions shared by all X models. It sports a classic BMW kidney grille with black double bars, signature M gills integrated with air breathers, M design mirrors that reduce the aerodynamic drag, and also the 20-inch M light-alloy wheels.
On the inside, the BMW X3 M offers a sporty and luxurious ambience with the M-style cockpit design. The cabin gets a Vernasca leather upholstery, ambient lighting, M-specific instrument cluster, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless, and a panoramic sunroof. The X3 M is also loaded with the BMW Virtual assistant.
“Uniqueness of the first-ever BMW X3 M lies in a newly developed powerful engine & sophisticated chassis technology. This vehicle, to the very last detail, offers a unique combination of luxury & sporting dynamics, providing an exciting, safe & novel driving experience to our customers,” said Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India.