On June 27, 2017, BMW unveiled the all-new X3, which will go on sale in Europe in autumn of 2017. In India, it is likely to be introduced by the third quarter of 2018. Wordwide, BMW has confirmed that X3 will be offered in six variants - two with diesel engines and four with petrol. They are xDrive30d, xDrive20d, M40i, xDrive30i, xDrive20i and the sDrive20i. While the xDrive20i and sDrive20i (won’t be sold in Europe) will go on sale from spring 2018, the xDrive30i will be in showrooms by December 2017.
On paper at least, the new X3 looks to raise the bar in its segment. After it goes on sale in international markets, we expect BMW to launch it in India in the first half of 2018.
In May 2017, BMW discontinued its inline 6-cylinder diesel variant - the XDRIVE30D M SPORT from its X3 range in India. The M Sport version of the same was launched in December last year. Mechanically, it was powered by the same 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder diesel.