Sportier version of the X3 gets a 6 cylinder powertrain
- Sportier bits on the outside
- Will be produced in limited numbers
- Gets xDrive AWD system
BMW has launched the X3 M40i at a price of Rs. 86.50 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). It can be only be booked online through BMW’s website store and will be available in limited numbers
BMW X3 M40i Exterior & Interior
BMW has made several changes to the exterior of the M40i. These include addition of sportier bits such as a gloss black kidney grille with M logo, black chrome exhaust pipes, tinted headlights, gloss black roof rails and more.
Also standard are 20-inch M light alloy wheels with a staggered setup. The front tyres sport 245 section tyres while the rear gets 275 section tyres as standard. BMW is also offering red brake calipers with the M Sport brakes.
Inside, it gets many features such as a 360 camera, dual-12.3 inch screens, a 16 speaker Harman Kardon music system, Heads-up display and more. The interiors are only available with an all-black theme with Sensatec perforated leather upholstery.
BMW X3 M40i Performance
The X3 M40i now receives the same powertrain as its sedan sibling, the M340i. This translates to a 3.0L turbocharged 6 cylinder engine mated to an 8 speed torque converter AT. This combo produces 360HP and 500NM of torque. Further, the car does the 0-100Kmph run in a quick 4.9 seconds making it the fastest SUV in its segment. BMW also offers an xDrive AWD system as standard with an electronic differential and an adaptive M Sport suspension.
BMW X3 M40i Price & Colours
The X3 M40i is priced at Rs. 86.50 Lakhs (Ex-showroom) and is available in 2 colours- Brooklyn Grey and Black Sapphire. Bookings are open and it is exclusively sold through BMW’s online store. There are no direct rivals to the X3 M40i although the regular X3 competes with cars such as the Mercedes GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q5.