BMW Malaysia has introduced the locally-assembled New X3. The New BMW X3 XDrive30i Luxury comes in at a starting price of RM320,000.
In looks, the 2018 BMW X3 in third-generation guise sports a familiar outlook with its rugged off-road demeanor and sporting presence. The exterior dimensions of the New BMW X3 are pretty the same as the previous generation, but its five-centimeter-longer wheelbase, long bonnet and short front overhang with even more finely balanced proportions, which emphasise a 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear axle, give it the edge over its predecessor. Frontal highlights include 3-D kidney grille, hexagonal foglights, the first in the X line-up, LED headlights, side lights and cornering lights.
The underbody protection in frozen grey and high-gloss chrome. The BMW X3 sits on 19-inch light alloy wheels Double Spoke bicolour Ferric Grey. From the rear, outstanding features are the 3-D rearlights, downward-sloping roof spoiler and twin exhaust tailpipes.
Open up the trunk, you get a cargp space of 550 liters, expanded up to 1,600 liters. Furthermore, the Comfort Access with contactless boot operation allows for added user-convenience with keyless access to the vehicle, including contactless access to the tailgate.
Interior-wise, the X3 follows BMW tradition with its driver-focused and ergonomically optimized cockpit layout and carries over many aspects of the car’s exterior design. For instance, hexagonal forms and precise, bevelled edges play a central role in the interior. The interior displays exceptional material quality, fit and finishing, and impresses functionality-wise. One example here is the well-thought-out storage concept, which offers more storage space than ever before and ensures it is easier to access as well as galvanised plating on the air conditioning, audio and steering controls which is luxury to the sight and touch within the premium vehicle. The other interior highlight includes exclusive BMW X embossing on the B-pillar, center console and rear door trim, as well as the front door and dashboard end. Corresponding plush features are Leather Vernasca with contrast stitching sports seat, with padded side bolsters, ‘Command Position’ dashboard, leather upholstery, a Sensatec-covered instrument panel with contrast stitching and Dark Oak fine wood trim strips with accent strip in Pearl Chrome. ambient light colors (orange, lilac, mint, bronze, blue and white), 10.25-inch touchscreen, the BMW ConnectedDrive, and Welcome Light carpet.
Interior color combinations include Leather Vernasca Black, paired with Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver and Terra Brown, or the Leather Vernasca Mokka, paired with Alpine White and Black Sapphire.
2018 BMW X3: Driving Pleasure, Exceptional Efficiency
The BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0 in-line four-cylinder petrol engine sits at the heart of the New BMW X3, paired to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The car is capable of sprinting from 0-100km in 6.3 seconds at a top speed of 240 km/h. A maximum output of 252hp and 350Nm of torque is the X3 capability.
BMW X3: Off-road ready
The dynamic handling qualities of the New BMW X3 are rooted in its ideal 50:50 weight distribution, its meticulously honed chassis and the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Not only has the system been offering superior grip on slippery surfaces ever since, it has had a beneficial effect on driving dynamics, too. It is interlinked with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) meaning that the power split between all four wheels can be constantly varied to always produce the handling characteristics. Complementing the off-road capabilities of the New BMW X3 is Hill Descent Control which helps maintain the SAV at a steady pace when driving down a steep incline. Other assistance systems include a rear camera, with Park Distance Control, Parking Assistant with automatic parking.
BMW X3 offers new and bold colors of Terra Brown, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver and Alpine White. Sales starts from Wednesday, 25 April, with deliveries commencing in July. Retail price include 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty and Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline.
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