While the majority of us Malaysians were visiting friends and family and enjoying a plethora of sumptuous food during the recent Hari Raya holidays, we might have missed the debut of the all-new third generation BMW X3.
BMW’s mid-sized SUV, internally coded G01, utilises the company’s ‘CLAR’ modular platform, like the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series for longitudinally mounted engines.
The new BMW X3 also boasts a 50:50 weight distribution and improved aerodynamics over the outgoing model, resulting in a low drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.29.
The X3 is powered by BMW’s latest-generation of B-series modular engines with the usual mix of 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder variants. Two diesel engines, namely 190hp xDrive20d and 265hp xDrive30d will also be available. The most powerful variant will offer a whopping 360hp from its uprated 3.0-litre B58 straight-six petrol engine.