BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle is perfect for rough terrain and city roads. This review provides the features & specifications of BMW X3 Series (3.0si and 2.5si).

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BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) rules the rough terrain and grabs everybody's attention while moving on city roads. The muscular exteriors of the car are perfectly in sync with its voluminous interiors. A host of safety features provides maximum protection to the occupants, while its finely tuned suspension system soaks all the bumps and potholes on road. BMW X3 Series offers two engine options to the Indian consumers.

Engine
BMW X3 Series comes with two engine options. The DOHC 3.0-Liter gasoline engine, in 3.0si, churns out a power of 260 hp @ 6600 rpm and a peak torque of 225 Nm @ 2750 rpm. On the other hand, the 2.5si variant is powered by 2.5L petrol engine, which delivers a power of 218 PS @ 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm @ 2750-4250 rpm. The Digital Motor Electronics (DME) monitors and manages the key functions of both the engines.

Design And Comfort
Agility, style and dynamism of the powerful engines of BMW X3 Series are reflected in the exteriors of the cars as well. Elegance is the underlying factor of the powerful bonnet and the distinctive rear portion. While its frontage gets a double-kidney shaped radiator grille, body-colored front bumper - with integrated fog lights and dazzling headlamps, the rear end is beautified by unique taillights cluster. The four-door SAV comes with elevated seats, providing utmost comfort and luxury to its occupants.

Interiors
The spacious interiors of BMW X3 Series are designed with special attention to minutest details of the cabin. Space becomes the topmost priority in the SAV. However, luxury has not been compromised. From the instrument panel and sleek wood trims to the seats, magnificence is reflected in every element of the cabin. Dashboard gets a sleek wooden finish, which is extended to the central console. Upholstered in finest Nevada leather, the elevated seats come with lumbar support, providing extra comfort for passengers.

Ride And Handling
The next-generation Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) of BMW X3 SAV constantly monitors wheel rotation and lateral acceleration. The system gives optimum traction, thereby improving the stability of the automobile. Superior driving comfort is experienced on all roads, when it comes to the X3 SAV. Its unique X-Drive system automatically adapts to the terrain. Maximum traction is guaranteed even on critical road conditions, such as slippery surfaces and rough terrain.
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Safety
Safety belts of BMW X3 SAV are fitted with force limiters and tensioners, which provide great restraint in the event of a collision. Rear seat occupants are protected by headrests and automatic seatbelts. The comprehensive safety program of BMW X3 also includes airbag system. Impact Depending System inflates the airbags to the correct degree, in the event of collision. Hill Descent Control (HDC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC) are among the standard safety features of BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle.

BMW X3 Series Price, Variants And Color
There are two variants of BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle - 3.0si and 2.5si. The car comes with a price tag of Rs 41 lakh (approx). It is available in many dazzling colors, including Monaco Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Silver Grey, Platinum Bronze and Titanium Silver.

BMW X3 Series Mileage
As a luxury compact SUV elevated with roomy and sleek interiors, BMW X3 Series renders 6-9 kmpl on the petrol version and 16-19 miles/gallon on the gasoline model.

Technical Specifications of BMW X3 Series
Overview
Model BMW X3 Series
Body Type Sports Activity Vehicle/SAV
Number Of Doors 4
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 67 Litres
Dimensions
Length 4569 mm
Width 1853 mm
Height 1674 mm
Wheelbase 2795 mm
Ground Clearance 8 inches
Minimum Turning Radius 19.2 inches
Weight
Kerb Weight 1805 kg
Engine
Type DOHC 3.0L petrol (3.0L petrol) 2.5L petrol (2.5L petrol)
Number Of Cylinders 6
Displacement 2996 cc (3.0L petrol) 2497 cc (2.5L petrol)
Transmission 6-Speed, Automatic
Max. Power 260 hp @6600 rpm (3.0L petrol) 218 PS @ 6500 rpm (2.5L petrol)
Max. Torque 225 Nm @ 2750 rpm (3.0-Liter) 250 Nm @ 2750-4250 rpm (2.5L petrol)
Suspension
Front Suspension Double-joint spring strut axle with anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Central-arm axle with anti-roll bar
Brake
Front Ventilated Discs
Rear Ventilated Discs
Steering Type Rack & Pinion, Power Assisted
Tyre Size 235/55 R 17

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