Today, BMW Group Malaysia introduced new locally assembled BMW X3 xDrive20i as replacement to the fully imported model. The BMW’s midsize SAV is assembled at BMW’s Kulim Assembly Plant in Kedah.[singlepic id=13721 w=620 h= float=]
Introducing the new BMW model, Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The introduction of the new BMW X3 xDrive20i marks the fourth model line we have introduced here at our assembly facilities and further increases BMW Group Malaysia’s investment and commitment in the country. The new locally assembled units will continue to match the capabilities of their imported counterparts here and will further allow us to optimize our supply to customers throughout the country as well as maximising our ability to increase the total cost of ownership value, waiting time for complete units and spare parts for our customers in the country.”
Dr. Pils added that the new BMW X3 has created a unique medium Sports Activity Vehicle segment that integrates form, function and style into one dynamic package. He said, “Since its introduction in March 2011, we have delivered a total of 312 units of the BMW X3 to date. Like the all new BMW 3 Series, the new BMW 5 Series and the new BMW X1 that are currently assembled at our facilities in Kulim, the new BMW X3 will be a key contributor to our continued success and growth here in Malaysia.”[singlepic id=13726 w=620 h= float=]
The new CKD BMW X3 xDrive20i featuring the new 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, combining Double-VANOS, Valvetronic and BMW’s High Precision Injection system. The X3 2.0 xDrive20i is having a total output of 135kW (184hp) with a max torque of 270Nm, mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is claimed just 8.6 seconds whilst only consuming an impressive 7.5l/100km of fuel and registering a CO2 emissions reading of a mere 175 g/km.
As part of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, the new BMW X3 also features optimised aerodynamics, intelligent lightweight construction, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electromechanical Steering, the Auto Start/Stop function as well as the ECO PRO mode.[singlepic id=13722 w=620 h= float=]
Moreover, the new BMW X3 xDrive20i also features Driving Experience Control enabling drivers to choose different driving mode settings for the vehicle’s accelerator, engine, steering and transmission at the switch of a button located at the vehicle’s centre console. The modes available include “COMFORT”, “SPORT” and “ECO PRO”.
Similar to other BMW from X family, the new BMW X3 carries muscular design that makes the car looks elegant and sporty. The typical kidney grille and triangular headlight arrangement of the new BMW X3 ensures an undeniably robust presence, emphasised by the flared wheel arches, short wheelbase and horizontal rear lines with 18” light-alloy V-Spoke wheels.[singlepic id=13724 w=620 h= float=]
The new locally assembled BMW X3 xDrive20i is covered by BMW’s extensive service program, the BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI) which covers the normal wear and tear repairs or replacements as well as maintenance, service and repair of factory components of the vehicle. The service program offers peace of mind BMW ownership and provides cover from three years from its original registration date or 60,000KM, whichever comes first.
The new BMW X3 xDrive20i will be available for view at all authorised BMW dealerships in Malaysia from this Saturday, 12th January 2013. The BMW X3 xDrive20i is priced at RM 323,800.00 on-the-road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.
Photo Gallery: 2013 BMW X3 xDrive20i CKD[nggallery id=600]