Curtains fall on the new BMW X3; Live images, Specs and Official text inside

25/08/2011 - 10:14 | ,  ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

BMW India added the new X3 to its lineup this afternoon in Pune and IAB was at hand to provide you the prices and preliminary details first. readers were informed months in advance about the engines planned for India and in a later post brought the launch date, features and other speculative details.

BMW xDrive20d India

In the latest installment, we post the press release, spec sheet and live images.

The new BMW X3 launched in India.

Visually Stunning, Bigger and More Comfortable, the new generation Sports Activity Vehicle redefines Sheer Driving Pleasure.

Production of the new BMW X3 commences at the BMW Plant Chennai.

Pune. The new BMW X3 was launched in two diesel variants: BMW X3 xDrive20d and BMW X3 xDrive30d.

The new BMW X3 will be CKD produced (Completely Knocked Down) at the BMW Plant Chennai.

The new BMW X3 can now be ordered at BMW dealerships across the country. The deliveries of the new BMW X3 xDrive20d will start in September and of the new BMW X3 xDrive30d in October.

Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India said, “The first-generation BMW X3 was the pioneer in its segment. We are confident that the second generation BMW X3 will inherit the position of its predecessor as the benchmark and will strengthen it further. The launch of the new BMW X3 is a significant milestone in our growth strategy in India and will beyond doubt accelerate the luxurious and dynamic characteristic of the brand.”

BMW Plant Chennai has introduced a second shift and increased its production capacity to 11,000 units per year.

BMW India has increased the number of employees in BMW India and BMW Plant Chennai to over 650.

Upto 1200 additional jobs will be created in the BMW India dealer and service network.

“With the new BMW X3, we make a clear statement. The new BMW X3 is elegant like a true BMW and spacious like no other car in the segment. The enhanced agility, optimised driving comfort and innovative equipment options in the new BMW X3 are designed not just to drive but to live the road, feel every bend and master every terrain.” Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India further added.

BMW X3 Spec Sheet

The all India ex-showroom prices of the new BMW X3 are as follows

The new BMW X3 xDrive20d: INR 41,20,000

The new BMW X3 xDrive30d: INR 47,90,000

Note: Ex-showroom price excludes RTO registration charges, tax, insurance, handling charges; Octroi and entry tax (as applicable). The above ex-showroom prices are exclusive of sales tax / VAT applicable on sale to the customer. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice.

The new BMW X3 will be available in a range of eight exciting colours to choose from including Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and the following metallic colours: Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Mineral Silver, Space Grey, Deep Sea Blue, Vermillion Red and Sparkling Bronze. Leather Nevada is the standard upholstery for the new BMW X3 and is available in the following colours: Beige, Black, Red Brown/Black, Havanna/Black and Oyster/Black.

BMW xDrive20d Live Images

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