The 248bhp petrol engine is now available on the X3.
BMW has launched the petrol variant of the third-generation X3 in India. The petrol variant, called xDrive30i, is available in a single Luxury Line trim, which is priced at ₹56.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
The petrol engine powering the X3 XDrive30i is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit, which produces a power output of 248bhp and a maximum torque of 350Nm. The SUV is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds. The familiar 8-speed torque converter gearbox does power transmission duties here as well.
Being available only in the higher-spec Luxury Line trim, the petrol X3 comes loaded with many premium touches and features like chrome radiator grille bars, two-tone underbody protection in frozen grey matte with chrome trim, air-breather in chrome and 19-inch light-alloy wheels.
On the inside, you get ambient lighting with six dimmable light designs, wireless charging for smartphones, leather upholstery in Vernasca, a Sensatec-covered instrument panel with contrast stitching, fine-wood trim in poplar grain grey and much more.
The new X3 is also equipped with BMW’s ConnectedDrive systems like the 12.3-inch Multifunction Instrument Display, iDrive, Navigation Professional (with 10.25-inch touch screen), 600 Watts high-end Harman Kardon audio system, Apple CarPlay and BMW Apps.
At ₹56.90 lakh, the xDrive30i is now the most expensive X3 variant available in India. The X3 petrol mainly competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Range Rover Evoque in India. The other two competitors – Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 – are diesel-only offerings.