2014 BMW X3 facelift review, test drive

    New engine leads list of changes on updated BMW X3.

    Published on Sep 09, 2014 11:30:00 AM


    BMW has launched the new X3 in two variants. The X3 Expedition that costs Rs 44.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India) gets a fair amount of kit including driving modes, bi-xenon headlamps, powered front seats, parking sensors, BMW’s iDrive system and Bluetooth connectivity. However, if you can, we’d recommend you go for the X3 xLine we’ve featured here. It does cost a fair bit more at Rs 49.9 lakh but does get you features such as a panoramic sunroof, dynamic damper control, leather upholstery and larger 18-inch wheels.

    But, irrespective of which version you go for, your money will buy you an X3 that’s marginally better to look at, slightly nicer on the inside and significantly quieter than before. Performance from the new 2-litre engine is also always more than satisfactory. But if you want even more power, perhaps you should wait for the X3 with a 3-litre straight six diesel that’s on its way. That would be quite the package. 

    Nikhil Bhatia 

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