Together with the launch of the new BMW 330Li M Sport, BMW Malaysia also took the opportunity to unveil its latest X3 offering, the 2021 BMW X3 sDrive20i. Just like the 330Li, this new X3 is also locally assembled here in the country, which further diversifies BMW Malaysia's portfolio.
According to Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, "The BMW X3 has been one of our leading models in the local market in terms of deliveries since its first introduction in 2011. Ten years on, we are humbled to continue delivering this powerful SAV in a variety of different specifications and variants to our customers here in Malaysia – designed to suit every individual lifestyle."
"In 2020 alone, the BMW 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. We are also proud to introduce the New BMW X3 sDrive20i today alongside the First-Ever BMW 330Li M Sport, both impressively engineered to set the benchmark for powerful dynamism in their segments," added Hoelzl.
While the X3 sDrive20i is the entry-level variant for its range, it still carries that rugged yet sporty design that makes it a very popular Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The exterior is fitted with the hallmark radiator kidney grille, LED headlights with Extended Contents (cornering lights), 19-inch Y-Spoke light alloy wheels, and other aluminium finished details thanks to BMW Individual Exterior Line.
Powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, the new X3 sDrive20i produces 184hp at 5,000rpm and 300Nm of maximum torque from as low as 1,350rpm. 0-100km/h is completed in 8.2 seconds while its top speed is 215km/h. All that power is fed through an eight-speed automatic Steptronic transmission with Automatic Hold Function.
Interior-wise, the BMW X3 sDrive20i comes with:
- Black High-Gloss trim finishers
- Pearl Chrome highlight trim finishers
- Sport seats (Black Leather Vernasa)
- Velour floor mats
- Ambient lighting
- Three-zone automatic air-conditioning
- 12-Speaker HiFi sound system
- 10.25-inch touchscreen display + many more
If you're interested in this BMW SAV with its 550-litre boot space, they are available at RM286,674 (on-the-road excluding insurance) with four colour options - Alpine White, Glacier Silver, Black Sapphire, and Phytonic Blue. Just like the BMW 330Li M Sport, the X3 sDrive20i also comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.