BMW X3 diesel priced at Rs 65.50 lakh

Refreshed X3 diesel now joins the recently launched petrol variant.

Hot on the heels of the launch of the BMW X3 facelift with the petrol engine, BMW has now brought in a diesel variant – the xDrive20d – in Luxury edition, priced at Rs 65.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

  • BMW X3 diesel priced from Rs 65.50 lakh
  • Gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine good for 188hp
  • Does a claimed 0-100kph sprint in 7.9 seconds

BMW X3 diesel: what’s new?

Just like the new X3 petrol, the X3 diesel facelift comes with a more prominent kidney grille, new adaptive LED headlights that get J-blades for the LED daytime running lights and a re-profiled bumper. It also gets 19-inch alloy wheels as standard and an updated tail-lamp design along with other minor styling tweaks all around.

There are changes on the inside too, with the refreshed X3 getting a free-standing 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with updated graphics, 3-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a rear-view camera. We’ve driven the X3 petrol facelift and you can read about it in detail here.

The updated X3 diesel is powered by a 190hp, 400Nm, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox driving all four wheels. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 7.9secs with a top speed of 213kph.

BMW X3 diesel: competition check

The diesel-powered BMW X3 facelift directly goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Land Rover Discovery Sport, as the Audi Q5 facelift and Volvo XC60 are only available in petrol engine options.

What are your thoughts on BMW introducing a diesel in the X3 line-up? Let us know in the comments.

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