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The new BMW X3 in India this Diwali

Last updated on: July 6, 2011 15:44 IST

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Maximum numbers of car launches happen during the festive season in India.

This year, the new version of BMW X3 SUV will blaze the Indian roads.

The bonnet of this luxury barge is powerful to assure great safety to the car engine with the rear designed in a distinctive manner.

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Image: New BMW X3.

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However, the BMW X3 which is now available in India has not been able to make much headway.

But BMW is bullish about the new version and also plans to introduce diesel versions of the car.

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Image: The dashboard of BMW X3.

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From the instruments and trims to the seat fabric and seams, attention has been given to every last detail to ensure that the striking visual language of the exterior continues seamlessly into the interior.

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The BMW story in India is around five years old.

BMW entered India in 2006 and set up its assembling plant in Chennai in 2007.

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With three sedans, two convertibles, three SUVs and one coupe and roadster offering, BMW stands as one of the trendsetter in its class.

The BMW X3 is given an apt size which makes the handling of the car easy and smooth.

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The BMW X3 has inherited a lot in terms of styling from the first iconic SUV BMW X5.

The new BMW X3 will, however, sport a new engine.

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Image: Rear view of BMW X3.

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The 'X' in the prefix symbolises four-wheel drive and the new BMW X3 will be much larger and wider than the old version of X3.

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The existing model of the BMW X3 is priced between Rs 40-45 lakh (Rs 4-4.5 million).

As per available information, the new BMW X3 will be priced reasonably to trigger competition and attract sales.

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The two diesel powered variants viz. xDrive 20d and xDrive 30d are the ones that would be in the focus primarily.

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Image: Tail lamps of BMW X3.

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Once it hits the roads it would be interesting to watch how it performs.

Greater torque coupled with an eight speed gearbox will surely make it quicker.

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The four cylinder xDrive 20d sprints to 100kmph in over 8 seconds while the xDrive 30d touches a 100kmph mark in just 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 230 kmph.

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The 2-litre engine in the xDrive 20d will be able to produce 184hp of power and a torque of 380 Nm while the 3 litre xDrive 30d has a capacity to output 258 hp and a torque of 560 Nm.

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The petrol version on the other hand goes from 0-100 run in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 245 kmph.

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If we talk about off road capabilities, BMW X3 scores high and is fully capable of handling almost any terrain.

 


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