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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

BMW X3 petrol in the offing

The BMW X3 Crossover certainly misses the powerful petrol engine under its hood in India. However, no more, as the German car maker has decided to launch BMW X3 petrol in India as well. Presently, it is available in two diesel models i.e. BMW X3 xDrive 20d and BMW X3 XDrive 30d. The Rs 45 lakh SUV will see an addition of the petrol models soon. As per an estimate, a twin turbo petrol engine is expected to do its service in the BMW X3 petrol car in India. With the petrol unit under the hood, BMW X3 will be able to better compete with the likes of Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 which are also available in India.

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When BMW X3 was launched a couple of years ago, a diesel was offered in India sensing that the country is obsessive with diesel cars but it seems that with the impending tax burden on diesel cars in India following which the diesel cars will be more costly than the petrol units, BMW is thinking of putting up a more affordable petrol model. Whereas the petrol unit will further boost power in the BMW SUV, car buyers can see a slash in price of the car.

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The turbo petrol unit which is expected to features on the BMW X3 will further make the car low on emissions as well besides adding some extra kilometers to the mileage. The proposed BMW X3 28i is what is in the offing and it will be a 245 bhp, 350Nm N 20 twin turbo petrol engine powered car. The engine will be mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox that is expected to imbibe much fuel efficiency to the BMW SUV. A per an estimate, the BMW X3 petrol will be offering 13kmpl of mileage.

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