Front and centre is a 10.25-inch Central Information Display, with touch control functionality and BMW ConnectedDrive for seamless connectivity. Priced between Rs 49.99-56.7 lakh in Delhi, the X3 comes barely a couple of months after Audi launched its competing model Q5 earlier this year.
BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system assures off-road potential of the new X3. The X3 features an all new aggressive design and combines advanced connectivity tech in it, the variant introduced to the Malaysian market is the xDrive30i, which comes with a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that is paired to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the vehicle will sprint to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds with a maximum output of 252hp and 350Nm of torque, which is impressively powerful it's class. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the statement added.
After some sightings and teasers, BMW Malaysia has officially launched the new BMW X3.
For the first-quarter (Q1) of 2018, the company posted a 15 per cent growth, delivering 3,000 BMW, MINI and Motorrad vehicles from 2,600 vehicles sold in the same period a year ago. The SUV can accelerate from zero to 100kmph in just 8 seconds. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver is able to choose between different driving modes (ECOPRO, COMFORT and SPORT) to suit diverse driving conditions.
German automaker BMW Group Malaysia is committed to further grow its BMW X presence locally with the introduction of the all-new BMW X3.
Technology makes a strong showing here as well, with Park Distance Control and Parking Assistant allowing for automatic parking in parallel and lateral parking spaces.
The luggage compartment has a capacity of 550 litres, which is extendable to 1600 litres.
The upholstery combinations in the X3 Expedition includes Leatherette Beige and Leatherette Black while the X3 Luxury Line gets Leather Vernasca Beige and Leather Vernasca Mocha.
The all-new BMW X3 provides six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control including Cornering Brake Control, electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor. This includes 11 percent growth for BMW at 2377 cars sold from Jan - Mar, '18.
BMW Group Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Harald Hoelzl said the all-new BMW X3 sports activity vehicle will be the first X Family auto to be locally assembled in the country, a move the group said further emphasises Malaysia as the hub for BMW Group in Southeast Asia. These service packages cover all routine service and maintenance work with a choice of plans from 3 years / 40,000 kilometres to 10 years / 2,00,000 kilometres.