BMW India is reportedly, gearing up to introduce the facelifted version of its X3 crossover in the country on the 28th of August. The 2015 BMW X3 Facelift was presented for the first time at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show that got underway earlier this year and brings to the table subtle cosmetic and minor mechanical upgrades.
On the outside, the BMW X3 features new twin-circular headlights along with the prominent BMW kidney grille and its new surround, which is in tune with the brand’s new design language, closely resembling that of the new X5. The refreshed model will also get revised bumpers, new tail-lamps and newly designed alloy wheels. Inside, the crossover sports new cup holders and a sliding cover in the centre console and new upholstery. The centre console also gets a high-gloss finish.
The engine and drivetrain options remain unchanged, which means the new X3 will continue to be powered by a 2.0-litre and a 3.0-litre diesel engine. However, the smaller 2.0-litre unit that is rated at 184PS and 380Nm has been slightly tuned to put out an additional 6PS of power and boasts of an improved fuel economy of 7.1 per cent. No upgrades have been made to the larger six-cylinder 3.0-litre powerplant.
The BMW X3 is locally assembled in India at the company plant in Chennai and rivals the likes of Audi Q5, Land Rover Freelander 2, Mercedes Benz ML-Class and the Volvo XC60 in the Indian market.