The first-ever BMW X3 M is the first-ever M car in its high-performance model line-up in the mid-size Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment. It is now available across BMW dealerships in the country as a completely built-up unit (CBU). The ex-showroom price of the first-ever BMW X3 M is INR 99,90,000.
BMW X3 M is designed to offer standout performance characteristics, personified with squarely geared features to meet the functional requirements of a high-performance car.
BMW X3 M sports a BMW kidney grille with black double bars. The signature M gills are integrated into the Air Breathers on the front flanks. The exterior mirrors’ special M design brings about a further reduction in aerodynamic drag. The standard equipment also includes 20-inch M light-alloy wheels. The exterior design takes the typical muscular proportions shared by all BMW X models.
It gets a M-style cockpit design with electrically adjustable sports seats with memory, Vernasca leather upholstery, ambient lighting, an M-specific instrument cluster & a restyled M selector lever. Adding space to the cabin is the large Panorama Sunroof. The vehicle comes with a 40 20:40 split-folding rear backrest, enabling luggage capacity to be increased to a maximum of 1,600 litres.
Engine & Performance
BMW X3 M is powered by a newly developed 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine. The engine stands out with its familiar M high-revving character, the latest M TwinPower Turbo technology update, plus track-tested cooling & oil supply systems. The engine generates maximum output of 353 kW/480 hp, together with peak torque of 600 Nm (442 lb-ft), & goes from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.
Mated with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic & uses the new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The M xDrive system has a rear-wheel bias & offers four driving modes.
The SUV has M-specific suspension – with its double-joint spring strut front axle & five link rear axle, M-specific steering (including M Servotronic & variable ratio) & powerful M compound brakes.
The first-ever BMW X3 M is loaded with cutting edge BMW Safety technologies such as front, side & head airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic Mode, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control, Dry Braking function, Cruise Control with braking function along with Collision & Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function.
Adaptive LED headlights, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, High Beam Assistant & Parking Assistant as well as Head-Up Display are standard.
It also gets a 12.3-inch Multifunction Display touchscreen, iDrive Touch Controller, BMW Virtual Assistant, telephony with wireless charging, & hi-fi speaker system.