The BMW X3 M40i equips a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that pushes 360 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. It will be brought to India via the CBU(Completely Built Unit) route.
BMW X3 M40i has been launched at a price of Rs 86.50 lakh and will be available in limited numbers for the Indian market. Customers can book the BMW X3 M40i for a token amount of Rs 5.0 lakh. The BMW X3 M40i is the performance version of the X3 SUV and the powertrain is borrowed by the BMW M340i sedan. The exterior feature list includes M Sport package bells and whistles as standard, such as the M-specific kidney grille, dual-tone 20-inch alloy wheels, headlamp unit, wing mirrors, and tailpipes. Other exterior bits like the window surround, roof rail and slats on the grille get an all-black treatment and the paint calipers have been done in red colour. The BMW X3 M40i comes with a choice of two colours: Brooklyn Grey and Black Sapphire.
The BMW X3 M40i interiors get an all-black treatment with M Sport package which includes M Sport steering with M-colour stitching and M badge at the bottom, M-specific seat belts, and an M-badge on the centre console to name a few. Other noteworthy mentions include the two 12.3-inch screens, a Harmon Kardon sound system, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, triple-zone climate control, a heads-up display and ambient lighting among others. Powering the BMW X3 M40i is a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder, turbo petrol engine pushing a good 360 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels by an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The company claims that the BMW X3 M40i can dart from 0-100 mph in just 4.9 seconds and the top speed is locked at 250 mph. The BMW X3 M40i also gets adaptive suspension, variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and differential locks with performance controls. These bits are a part of the slew of M Sport kit that comes with the BMW X3 M40i.
The BMW X3 M40i will wrestle with the likes of the Porsche Macan S, Volvo XC60, and Audi Q5.