The BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX, priced at Rs 56.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India), is the latest addition to the X3 line-up in India. The new variant is locally produced at BMW’s plant in Chennai and is the new entry point to the X3 range in India.
• Customers can get benefits of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for a limited time
• It comes with a 252hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine
• It rivals the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo XC60
BMW is offering its customers that purchase the SUV before midnight on February 28, 2021, benefits worth up to Rs 1.50 lakh. The benefits include BMW Service Inclusive Package and exclusively curated BMW Accessories Package. The former covers all maintenance work, including any BMW Original Parts and oil requirements for 3 year/ 40,000 km, while the latter will include the BMW Display key, 2.5PM air filter, LED door projectors and universal wireless charger.
2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX: engine and gearbox
Under the hood lies a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol that puts out 252hp and 350Nm of torque. This engine comes paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and power is sent to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. BMW claims that the X3, in this configuration, can do the 0-100kph sprint in 6.3sec. It is worth mentioning that BMW also offers the X3 with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in the xDrive20d Luxury Line variant.
2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX: features
In terms of features, the xDrive30i SportX comes pretty well equipped. It gets an 8.8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, a 5.7-inch MID display, three-zone automatic climate control, LED headlight, tail-lights and fog lights, automatic headlights and wipers, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels and much more. However, as it’s the new entry-level model, there are a few things the new SportX trim misses out on compared to the top-spec Luxury Line, which gets equipment like adaptive LED headlights, dynamic damper control, 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless charging, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment system and larger 19-inch wheels, to name a few.
2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX: rivals
The BMW X3 competes with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volvo XC60 in our market. This segment will also see the addition of the new Audi Q5 later in the year.
Future BMW launches in India
Sticking with the X3 SUV, BMW is preparing to launch the new M Performance variant, called the X3 M40i xDrive. This variant will come with a more powerful 3.0-litre, in-line, six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine, though it will still be positioned below the full-blown 480hp X3 M SUV (Rs 99.90 lakh). Later this year, the German carmaker will also introduce the mid-cycle facelift of the X3 and X4 SUVs in India. Besides this, BMW will also be launching the M340i – the M Performance version of the 3 Series – on March 10, 2021.