BMW India has introduced the first-ever M car in its high-performance model line-up in the mid-size Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment with the launch of BMW X3 M today. The first-ever BMW X3 M is designed to offer standout performance characteristics, personified with squarely geared features to meet the functional requirements of a high-performance car. The first-ever BMW X3 M is now available across BMW dealerships in the country as a completely built-up unit (CBU) . The ex-showroom price of the first-ever BMW X3 M is INR 99,90,000.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW’s Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment is a testament to a remarkable success story. The introduction of a high-performance mid-size SAV will further strengthen our presence in the segment & entice new driving experiences. Uniqueness of the first-ever BMW X3 M lies in a newly developed powerful engine & sophisticated chassis technology. This vehicle, to the very last detail, offers a unique combination of luxury & sporting dynamics, providing an exciting, safe & novel driving experience to our customers. The new SAV is equipped with world-class features, evidently distinguishing it from others in the segment.”
The new X3 M comes with a newly developed 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine which puts out a mind boggling 480 hp and a peak torque of 600 Nm which propels it from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. The high-performance engine teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic & uses the new M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The M xDrive system has a rear-wheel bias & offers four driving modes that optimise performance. The centrally controlled interaction between M xDrive & the Active M Differential at the rear axle allows the all-wheel-drive system to split the engine’s power between the four wheels as required to deliver optimal traction, agility & directional stability.
The first-ever BMW X3 M is loaded with cutting edge BMW Safety technologies such as front, side & head airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic Mode, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control, Dry Braking function, Cruise Control with braking function along with Collision & Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function. Also available as part of the standard package are Adaptive LED headlights, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, High Beam Assistant & Parking Assistant. M-specific display content can also be shown on the BMW Head-Up Display, projecting driving information onto the windscreen & into the driver’s immediate field of vision.