BMW X3 M40i launched in India

The first-ever BMW X3 M40i has been launched in India as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) model and will be available in limited units at the BMW Online Shop. M-powered vehicles are quite popular and this new M interpretation of the BMW X3 takes things a notch higher into the Sports Activity Vehicle range. A compelling exterior, electrified engine efficiency, and superior handling bring out the performance-centric build quality of the vehicle. Its sporty character impresses with a measured balance of dynamics, comfort and efficiency together with a high level of everyday practicability.

The car is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 86,50,000, comes in metallic paintworks of Brooklyn Grey and Black Sapphire, and features the exclusive Sensatec Perforated upholstery in Black. 

The exterior design has a greater focus on sportiness. The kidney grille bears the M double grille bars in high-gloss black and with an M logo. The front features adaptive LED headlights with a Matrix function. The M Shadow Line lights offer a dark tint around the headlamps. The exterior mirrors in high-gloss black, the free-form tailpipe trims in black chrome and the “Two Teeth” design ensure a distinctive look. Fitted with the M High Gloss Shadow Line with extended features, the window graphics and roof rails, frame and bars of the BMW kidney grille are finished in high-gloss black. It is fitted as standard with 20″ M light alloy wheels double-spoke 699M with the mixed tyres 245/45 R20 at the front and 275/40 R20 at the rear. M Sport brakes are available with red brake callipers.

The interior boasts an exceptional level of comfort and functionality in an extremely modern ambience. Driver and front passenger enjoy the superior sporty flair of a premium SAV. The M interior trim finishers’ Carbon Fibre ensures an exclusive motorsport atmosphere in the cockpit of the first-ever BMW X3 M40i. The M leather steering wheel with multifunction, contrast stitching in M colours and an open 6 o’clock spoke add a sporty touch. The overall comfort is enhanced due to functions such as electrical seat adjustment with memory function, and exterior mirror package. The M Seat belts add to the powerful look, while the panoramic glass roof, welcome light carpet, ambient lighting with six dimmable designs, electroplated controls and 3-zone automatic climate control with extended options add to the overall luxurious feel.

The M TwinPower Turbo three-litre six-cylinder engine in the first-ever BMW X3 M40i ensures efficient mobility. The in-line petrol engine produces an output of 265 kW/ 360hp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 1,900 – 5,000 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/hr.  

The eight-speed automatic Steptronic sport transmission performs smooth gear shifts and the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine. It is available with steering wheel paddle shifters, cruise control with braking function and Automatic differential brakes (ADB) with electronic differential locks as standard.

BMW xDrive, the intelligent all-wheel drive technology monitors the driving situation and is quick to respond to ensure maximum traction, agility and vehicle stability. The variable sport steering is precise and responsive even when only a slight steering input is applied. The brake callipers are painted red and display the M logo.

Technologies such as BMW Gesture Control and Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto are part of the package. The modern cockpit concept runs on BMW Operating System 7.0 and includes 3D Navigation, with a high-resolution 12.3” screen instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and a control display. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control which recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of a number of functions. BMW Head-Up Display projects information discretely in the driver’s field of vision. The smartphone holder integrated into the centre console allows inductive, wireless charging for mobile phones. The spread of driver assistance systems includes Parking Assistant Plus with 360 cameras. The car features a 464W Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with 16 speakers and individually adjustable equalizing.

BMW EfficientDynamics include features such as an 8-speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Active Air Stream Kidney Grille, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution, Driving Experience Control switch with different driving modes such as COMFORT/ECO PRO/SPORT/SPORT+ and other innovative technologies. 

Safety features include six airbags, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, Dynamic braking lights, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.

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