Hot on the heels of the launch of the BMW X3 facelift with the petrol engine, BMW has now brought in a diesel variant – the xDrive20d – in Luxury edition, priced at Rs 65.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
- BMW X3 diesel priced from Rs 65.50 lakh
- Gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine good for 188hp
- Does a claimed 0-100kph sprint in 7.9 seconds
BMW X3 diesel: what's new?
Just like the new X3 petrol, the X3 diesel facelift comes with a more prominent kidney grille, new adaptive LED headlights that get J-blades for the LED daytime running lights and a re-profiled bumper. It also gets 19-inch alloy wheels as standard and an updated tail-lamp design along with other minor styling tweaks all around.
There are changes on the inside too, with the refreshed X3 getting a free-standing 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with updated graphics, 3-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a rear-view camera. We’ve driven the X3 petrol facelift and you can read about it in detail here.
The updated X3 diesel is powered by a 190hp, 400Nm, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox driving all four wheels. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 7.9secs with a top speed of 213kph.
BMW X3 diesel: competition check
The diesel-powered BMW X3 facelift directly goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Land Rover Discovery Sport, as the Audi Q5 facelift and Volvo XC60 are only available in petrol engine options.
What are your thoughts on BMW introducing a diesel in the X3 line-up? Let us know in the comments.
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