Very Savvy
Motown India|July 2018
Very Savvy

This is the third generation BMW X3 and the company has for the first time introduced a “Luxury Line” variant in the BMW SAV line-up. We were only too keen to find out whether this Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) had become savvier.

P. Tharyan


The new BMW X3 Luxury line is a smarter version of the earlier generation X3. Apart from the fact that it has an intelligent all-wheel drive system, its intelligent lightweight construction ensures that the car is 55 kilograms lighter as compared to the predecessor.

On the looks front, it has a very sporty appearance. Since it’s an SUV, though BMW calls it’s a Sports Activity Vehicle, it’s been made to look aggressive. There is a lot of chrome all around, be it the slats of the kidney grilles, the chrome plated front, and the tips of the tail pipe. Not to miss are the air flap control with thin chrome trims. Then there are these decorative mouldings in the sill cladding and door sill finishers with ‘BMW Luxury Line’ designation. LED lighting is plenty too with accent lighting with turn indicators, low and high-beam in LED Technology, hexagonally shaped DRLs and two- part LED tail lights.

The exterior mirrors are electrically foldable, with automatic anti-dazzle function. Rain sensors, automatic driving lights, welcome light carpet which is very pronounced at night, automatic operation of tail gate for opening and closing, panorama glass roof, roof rails and a low slung roof spoiler make up the external features of the car. The car sits on 19 inches light alloy double-spoke style wheels. The tyres are run flat but with reinforced side walls. These are 245/50 R19.



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July 2018