Locally assembled, the new G01 X3 sDrive20i is priced at RM286,674. The retail pricing comes with extended warranty, service package, and the sales and services tax exemption (on the road, without insurance).
The base X3 was launched alongside the first-ever 330Li M Sport, a long wheelbase 3 Series. The X3 is still in its third generation, production of which began in 2018.
The newest X3 variant is rear-wheel driven and arrives with the hallmark radiator kidney grille and the xLine package, complemented by LED headlights with Extended Contents inclusive of cornering lights.
The SAV gets a set of 19-inch light alloy wheels in Y-Spoke Style 694 with runflat tyres. Body details are accentuated in aluminium, as the new SAV also features the BMW Individual Exterior Line and roof rails both in an aluminium finish.
Powering it is the four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine capable of a maximum output of 184hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300new X3 sDrive20i.Nm at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
The new SAV is capable of a century sprint in 8.2 seconds, and records a top speed of 215kph. Carbon emissions are capped at a lowered 163 g/km and an equally lowered fuel consumption of 7.1 litres per 100 km of travel. Transmission is also offered to the new SAV in the form of an 8-Speed Automatic Steptronic with Automatic Hold Function.
Inside, the vehicle is fitted with trim finishers in Black High-Gloss with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome, complete with interior and exterior mirrors that are equipped with the automatic anti-dazzle function.
Driver and front passenger get sport seats as well as velour floor mats, ambient lighting, and the three-zone automatic air conditioning system.
The driver will be able to enjoy electric seat adjustment with memory function, along with a 12-speaker HiFi sound system.
The vehicle is equipped with Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant. A premium navigational and infotainment experience is offered via a 10.25-inch touchscreen control display, complemented by a Sensatec instrument panel and controls with galvanic embellishers.
These features are also offered alongside the BMW Live Cockpit Plus and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
The Intelligent Emergency Call, and the convenient call function with extended smartphone connection also offer safety and convenience to owners. The X3 variant also has Comfort Access System, along with the Storage Compartment Package that gives it 550 litres of luggage space.
The My BMW App provides easy access to a wide range of remote services, on-the-go navigation, and e-mobility features. The application will replace the BMW Connected App come July 2021, and is now available for download on both Android and iOS-enabled smartphones.
The X3 sDrive20i is available in Alpine White, Glacier Silver, Black Sapphire, and Phytonic Blue. All exterior offerings are paired with black Leather Vernasa upholstery with black stitching.
“The BMW X3 has been one of our leading models in the local market in terms of deliveries since its first introduction in 2011," said BMW Group Malaysia managing director Harald Hoelzl.
“In 2020 alone, the X3 saw over 900 units delivered – despite the slowdown in the automotive industry. This success only strengthens our position as the leading premium automaker with one of the most expansive portfolios of locally-assembled SAVs in the country."
The vehicle is now available at all authorised BMW dealerships in Peninsular Malaysia, and will be available in Sabah and Sarawak from April 20. Customers may also book the SAV for RM1,000 via the BMW Shop Online platform at https://shop.bmw.com.my/.