Third generation BMW X3 SUV will be assembled in Kedah for the first time
BMW Group Malaysia has launched the all-new X3 xDrive30i Luxury with four-wheel drive. The third generation of the midsize SUV will be assembled at Kulim.
The all-new X3’s wheelbase is 5cm longer but it retains the same exterior dimensions as its predecessor. It is also 55kg lighter than before from the increased use of high-strength steel and aluminium.
The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo petrol engine and has an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Maximum output has increased and is now 252bhp and 350Nm with a 0-100km/h time of 6.3 seconds compared to 184bhp, 270Nm and 8.2 seconds. Top speed is up by 30km/h to 240km/h. Besides the standard Driving Experience Control to set engine response, the x3 comes with intelligent all-wheel drive, stability control and hill descend control.
Features in the SUV include LED headlights and tail lamps, rear parking camera to warn of obstacles below line of sight and autonomous parking for both parallel and lateral spaces.
The X3 has keyless entry while the tailgate has keyless, contactless access. The cargo space remains the same, 550 litres, increasing to 1600 litres when the rear back rests are folded forward.
The traditional instrument cluster has been replaced with a new multifunctional instrument display with Black Panel technology showing information like navigation and driving modes. There is now a 10.25-inch touchscreen Central Information Display above the instrument panel.
The sports seats are Leather Vermasca. The instrument panel is Sensatec-covered. The leather interior has Dark Oak wood trim strips with Pearl Chrome accent strips. There are six ambient light colours – orange, lilac, mint, bronze, blue and white.
The X3 xDrive30i Luxury is available in Terra Brown, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver and Alpine White with Leather Vermasca interior in either Black or Mokka. The underbody protection is Frozen Grey and high-gloss chrome. Standard wheels are 19-inch alloys, double spoke bicolour Ferric Grey.
The estimated all-new BMW X3 xDrive30i is RM 320,000.00 (on-the-road, without insurance) and comes with BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Program.
BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Programme for Run Flat Tyresand services.
BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline.
The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card.
BMW Service Online.