India-bound BMW X3 facelift leaked ahead of global debut

The BMW X3 facelift will make its world debut soon. The new X3 has gone through a series of new exterior changes.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 20 May 2021, 18:44 PM
The BMW X3 SUV has been updated with a larger kidney grille at the front. Image Courtesy: Cochespias.net
The BMW X3 SUV has been updated with a larger kidney grille at the front. Image Courtesy: Cochespias.net
The BMW X3 SUV has been updated with a larger kidney grille at the front. Image Courtesy: Cochespias.net
The BMW X3 SUV has been updated with a larger kidney grille at the front. Image Courtesy: Cochespias.net

BMW X3 is about to receive a facelift in the world market later this year. Now the SUV has been leaked in a spy image ahead of its global unveiling. The leak shows the China-spec model in a fully uncamouflaged avatar throwing light on the key exterior design details of the SUV.

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The X3 SUV has been updated with a larger kidney grille at the front in an all-black layout contributing to its sportier and more muscular appeal. The new single-frame grille is flanked by a set of reworked LED headlamps. Moreover, there is also a reprofiled front bumper and new vertical vents that distinguish the car from the earlier version.

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Other notable additions to the exterior profile of the car include new alloy wheels, reprofiled LED taillights that now come tinted, along with a redesigned bumper with a tweaked diffuser.

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As far as interiors are concerned details are yet to be revealed. In terms of mechanicals, the India-spec model may get the same 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines. These units are likely to be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The existing BMW X3 SUV is sold in the Indian market in three trims - SportX, Luxury Line petrol and Luxury Line diesel. These are priced at 57.50 lakh, Rs. 62.65 lakh and Rs. 63.65 lakh, respectively. (All prices are ex-showroom). Expect the updated model to have a slightly higher price tag.

First Published Date: 20 May 2021, 18:40 PM IST
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