2022 BMW X3 facelift launched in India, prices start from Rs 59.90 lakh
BMW has launched the facelifted 2022 BMW X3 in India. The luxury SUV is available in a single petrol engine option in two variants, a base SportX Plus and the top M Sport version. A diesel engine option will join the line-up later.
2022 BMW X3 facelift interiors, features, safety
The interiors of the 2022 BMW X3 have seen the most changes. The centre console from the 3-Series has been carried over here with the new BMW layout. So the central airvents, climate and audio controls are now of a slimmer profile. The console is more heavily raked towards the driver while the centre tunnel around the gear selector also features a simplified bank of physical buttons. The driver's display is the new 12.3-inch digital instrumentation in the M Sport trim while there is the 10.25-inch touchscreen with Wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay.
New finishes and upholstery have been added to both variants of the BMW X3 with the M Sport trim further adding sport seats, perforated upholstery, M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and other M-specific interior trim bits. Notable features include a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, six ambient lighting themes, powered seats, a powered tailgate and a Harman Kardon audio system for the M Sport variant.
Safety features include front side and curtain airbags, TPMS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, run-flat tyres, ESC and tractional. The M Sport trim gets a 360-degree camera instead of a single rear camera in the SportX Plus.
2022 BMW X3 facelift engine, specifications
Both versions of the facelifted BMW X3 are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol in their xDrive30i guise. This motor makes 252PS and 350 Nm and pairs with an eight-speed ZF gearbox and AWD. There are Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes while the M Sport adds adaptive dampers and a variable torque splitter to the rear wheels via an electronic differential locker. BMW claims the new X3 will do 0 to 100 kmph in 6 seconds.
2022 BMW X3 facelift exterior
The facelifted BMW X3 now gets a larger single-piece kidney grille bringing it in line with larger X5 and X7. The LED headlamps have been made slimmer and get new L-shaped detailing while the front air dams have been revised to give a more angular appearance. The rear section in the BMW X3 now features slimmer LED tailamp elements and dark highlights. The M Sport variant of the SUVs now gets more aggressive design elements to differentiate it from the standard car. Early customers can get uprated 20-inch wheels with 19-inchers being the standard fit
2022 BMW X3 facelift prices, warranty, rivals
The BMW X3 M Sport is priced at Rs 65.90 lakh, both versions get service packages covering 3 years/40,000 km to 10 years/ 2 lakh km. Prices for these start at Rs 1.53 per km. The BMW X3 rivals the recently facelifted Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 as well as the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport as well as the upcoming Lexus NX 350h facelift.
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