Nov, 2020 - By WMR
The high-performance SUV, X3 M will make 480 hp of power and 600 Nm peak torque from a twin-turbocharged engine.
The German carmaker, BMW is expected to launch the high-performance SUV, named X3 M in the Indian car market by the end of August 2020. The expected price of the SUV is around US$ 146853.85 (Rs 1.1 crore, ex-showroom). The SUV has been spotted testing earlier in Mumbai. Initially, the SUV was scheduled to be launched in early 2020, however, has been delayed due to the novel coronavirus crisis. The global pandemic has drastically affected the global automotive industry.
The X3 M SUV is equipped with a newly-developed, 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine that is good for 473 bhp of power and 600 Nm of peak torque. For India, the company is expected to offer only the standard X3 M, not the X3 M Competition. A Competition variant of the SUV is also equipped with the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine, however, delivers 503 bhp of power. Moreover, the X3 M SUV gets the M-spec xDrive All-Wheel-Drive system and the engine unit is paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission system.
The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (0 to 100 km per hour) in just 4.2 seconds, whereas the Competition variant does it in 4.1 seconds. The SUV features LED headlights, the BMW Display key, a panoramic glass roof, wireless charging, gesture control, and more. Moreover, customers can choose the color of the interior of the car with contrasting stitching. The X3 M’s exterior features larger bumpers with black accents, as well as black inserts on the side vents and front bumper. The SUV will also get the signature quad exhaust setup that comes with BMW M cars. However, the X3 M has no direct competitor in India in terms of both price and performance.