At ₹56.50 lakh, the new xDrive30i SportX variant is more affordable than the corresponding Luxury Line variant by about ₹5.30 lakh.
The BMW X3 range has become more affordable in India with the arrival of a new xDrive30i 'SportX' base variant, which has been priced at ₹56.50 lakh. The new entry-level variant undercuts the higher-spec xDrive30i Luxury Line variant by around ₹5.30 lakh, which is a considerable price gap. The diesel-powered xDrive30d Luxury Line variant, though, still remains the range-topping version, priced at ₹62.50 lakh (all price figures are ex-showroom).
In terms of powertrain, the X3 xDrive30i SportX version is powered by the same 2.0-litre inline-four TwinPower Turbo petrol motor, which develops an unchanged 248bhp and 350Nm of torque, paired with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic gearbox.
Now, of course, readers would like to know what exactly does the SportX trim retain and what all has it lost when compared to its more expensive Luxury Line counterpart.
Starting with the good news, both trims offer features like the xDrive AWD system, cruise control, multi-drive modes, LED lighting, panoramic glass roof, three-zone auto climate control, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, front & rear Park Distance Control with rear-view camera, and park assistant, to name a few. Plus, the suite of safety features also remains identical on both trims.
Now, coming to the bits that are missing, the SportX trim, unlike the Luxury Line trim, misses out on standard features like Dynamic Damper Control, Performance Control (auto differential locks), adaptive headlamps, a Sensatec-covered instrument panel, a 600W 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound System, wireless phone charging, BMW Live Cockpit Professional (the SportX trim comes with an analogue instrument cluster instead and a smaller 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen), Vernasca leather upholstery, and larger 19-inch alloy wheels.