BMW India: BMW has launched the X3 M40i SUV in India. The ex-showroom price of this car has been kept at Rs 86.50 lakh. This is the performance variant of the X3 SUV, in which the powertrain from the BMW M340i sedan has been given. This car will come to India through the CBU route, which will be available in limited numbers. Booking of this car can be done from Rs.5 lakhs, which has been started long back.
BMW X3 M40i Interior
The BMW X3 M40i comes with the M Sport package as standard and includes M-specific kidney grilles, headlights, wing mirrors and tailpipes as well as dual-tone, 20-inch alloy wheels, window surrounds, roof rails and kidney grille The slats have been finished in black along with red colored brake calipers. This car has been introduced in Brooklyn Gray and Black Sapphire color options.
BMW X3 M40i Interior
The BMW X3 M40i gets an all-black treatment, while the standard X3 gets a dual-tone treatment with black with beige or brown. As part of the M Sport package, the steering wheel gets M color stitching and M badges at the bottom and M specific seat belts. The central console also gets M badging.
The car gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen, BMW’s iDrive 7 operating system with Harmon Kardon sound system, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, triple-zone climate control, ambient lighting and head-up display. Is.
The X3 M40i is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine. Which generates power of 360hp. Which is 14hp less than the M340i. This engine generates torque of 500 Nm. An 8-speed automatic gearbox has been provided with four wheel drive. This car can catch the speed of 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds. Its top speed is 250 kph. It also gets M-specific performance bits like adaptive suspension, variable sport steering, differential with performance control (differential lock) and M sport brakes.
who will compete
The BMW X3 M40i does not have any direct competition, but in terms of performance, it will compete with the Porsche Macan S. In which a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine is available. Which generates power of 380 hp and torque of 520 Nm. The Macan S can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds. Its top speed is 259 kmph. Although its price is more than BMW.
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