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Old 9th January 2022, 11:17   #16
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BMW India teases new X3, pre-bookings to open soon.

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Old 9th January 2022, 21:56   #17
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BMW India to begin pre-bookings for the new X3 from 10th January 2022.

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Old 10th January 2022, 18:14   #18
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In the market for a midsized luxury SUV; looking forward to the launch. Got possible feature list from dealer.
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Update: BMW X3 LCi launching later this month on 20th Jan, received a Save the Date confirmation from my dealership earlier today via email.

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People who pre-book the X3 LCI, will get 20’’ M Light Alloy wheels complimentary, worth 2 Lakh!

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In the market for a midsized luxury SUV; looking forward to the launch. Got possible feature list from dealer.
Good to see them bring back the M Sport trim, that was for reasons best known to BMW India not offered at all for the pre-LCI.

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Vehicle will launch on the 20th January and the Display cars have already reached the Dealer stockyard, if you know dealers, then you can visit them and see it.
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New BMW X3 scheduled to launch in India on 20th January.

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Old 15th January 2022, 12:42   #23
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Hope the X3 is not going to be an only petrol offering, maybe the site will be updated with the diesel later! Although it's clear no 30d for the Indian G01 even now.

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If they bring the X3 M40i..I will go out of my way to buy it.

But they don’t even sell the X3 30d here.

Seems like enthusiasts in India do not deserve the good stuff they have internationally.

I know the import costs and other problems. But i know folks willing to spend the moolah for the awesome performance it has.

WHY BMW WHY ? What have we done to deserve this step motherly treatment.
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Old 15th January 2022, 21:25   #25
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But they donít even sell the X3 30d here.

Seems like enthusiasts in India do not deserve the good stuff they have internationally.

I know the import costs and other problems. But i know folks willing to spend the moolah for the awesome performance it has.

WHY BMW WHY ? What have we done to deserve this step motherly treatment.
Best you can get is the X4 30d, I hope with the X4 LCI they donít remove the 30d as well!

Now since BMW dealers are waiting for the X3 LCI to be launched, the X4 with the 30d can be a cracking deal since they have to clear the stocks of it.
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Saw the car in flesh today! It looks great and has a great stance. Love the rear smoked lights. Grill is too big for my liking but brushed matt look is neat; better than chrome. Harman Kardon system can’t stand in front of B&O system offered by rivals.

Meanwhile I did test drive the Q5 and Volvo XC60.

Quick points
Q5:
1. Responsive and quick engine, good handing
2. Interiors seem to be built to price ; quality and fit and finish top notch it but some bits like seats from backside u can see fabric and not leather skimmed for a few meters at this price point not done.
3. Not the best looking (personal opinion) blacked out version which hides those huge chrome lines on the grill looks better but not available here.

XC60:
1. Ride quality is phenomenal! Outstanding, super smooth on bad roads
2. Specs super impressive, Nappa leather seats with massage function ! It pampers ones.
3. Cracker of a music system. Nothing comes even close ! Period. ( Same could apply to Audi but I did test this one a little more hence point mentioned here)
4. Not an enthusiast car! Engine seems out of breath when pushed. No paddle shifters to aid here but funny triptonic gear thing which is sideways
5. Max boot and maybe legroom space too.

Heart says X3 , mind says XC60. Q5 out of the race!

Cheers !

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4. Not an enthusiast car! Engine seems out of breath when pushed. No paddle shifters to aid here but funny triptonic gear thing which is sideways
Cheers !
True that’s the only point which goes against an otherwise brilliant car. Those Thor hammer headlights are so gorgeous! But driving it feels like a family station wagon and not an SUV.

I would say go for the X3. 3 yrs and 35000 kms later I have never regretted my decision once. The 20d has more then enough grunt and superb milage to keep you and your wallet happy.

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Sneak Peak !

The grey colour which will be exclusive to M-sport trim!
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Does BMW have a name for the shade? Looks quite close to Nardo Grey and boy that is one mean shade.
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Does BMW have a name for the shade? Looks quite close to Nardo Grey and boy that is one mean shade.
This is the Brooklyn Grey.

A few in the Phytonic Blue as well, as received on WhatsApp.

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