New BMW X3 petrol xDrive28i launched in India – Price INR 54.90 lakh

New BMW X3 is a mid-size family SUV which competes with the likes of Mercedes Benz GLC Class and Audi Q5. It was first launched in India back in 2014. Until today, it was only offered with diesel engine options. Today, BMW India announced the launch of a petrol engine variant.

The two-litre four cylinder petrol engine of the new BMW X3 xDrive28i produces an output of 180 kW / 245 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1,250 – 4,800 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 6.5 seconds. It is priced at INR 54.90 lakh, ex-showroom.

BMW X3 facelift is seen with a new front fascia dominated by restyled front and rear bumpers, larger LED infused head lamps, a prominent kidney grille, ORVMs with side blinkers and new alloy wheels thus giving the X3 facelift a more aggressive and sporty stance.

Interiors are seen with piano black central console, new leather upholstery in darker shades and textured wood finishes which will be seen throughout the X3 facelift’s interior makeup. A wider infotainment system, restyled instrument cluster and bootlid with electric-opening function will also be seen on the X3 facelift.

Diesel engine options on board new X3 facelift are 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter options. The xDrive 20d is powered by a 2.0 liter, four cylinder engine generating 190 PS power and 400 Nm torque while the 3.0 liter engine delivers 258 hp and 560 Nm. All variants are mated to 8 speed Steptronic autobox with auto stop/start function.