2022 BMW X3 facelift in Malaysia – Full live exhibition of G01 LCI in the form of xDrive30i M Sport, priced at RM329k

The improved G01 BMW X3 went on sale in Malaysia last month, but we only had unrepresentative global press photos of the release report release at the time. We finally took pictures of the real thing in the showroom, giving us our first proper look at the local specs.

For a refresher, the compact SUV is available in two petrol variants, both available in M ​​Sport trim. sDrive20i is retailed at MYR 289.096 On the road without insurance, it’s about RM18,000 more than the previous entry-level model – although the latter came in the less sporty xLine frame. This particular unit is the xDrive30i, which retails at Malaysian ringgit; An xDrive30e plug-in hybrid is also offered.

These prices include the Sales and Service Tax (SST) discount valid through June 30, as well as the standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty. Choose the five-year warranty and service package and the numbers will increase to Malaysian ringgit And Malaysian Ringgit 348139 Straight.

All models get the same engine under the hood – the B48’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The difference is in the output – while the sDrive20i makes 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque, the xDrive30i makes 252 hp from 5200 to 6500 rpm and 350 Nm between 1450 and 4800 rpm.

Also standard is the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox (the xDrive30i receives the Sport Edition) and paddle shifters, although the variant name indicates that only the top model gets the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h; The xDrive30i is also capable of achieving a total fuel consumption rate of 7.6 to 8.5 liters per 100 kilometres.

Previewed by the also revamped iX3, the facelift adds slimmer trapezoidal headlights (with hexagonal daytime running lights on these adaptive LED units), a larger stick-on grille and 3D pincer taillights. The M Sport package comes with a large six-point central air intake, L-shaped angled intakes, body-color livery and a large diffuser-shaped rear bumper with trapezoidal exhaust pipes.

Setting the xDrive30i apart from the sDrive20i on the outside are the wheels. While the less expensive model gets the 887 M’s 19-inch bi-color alloy wheels, this model receives larger 787 M 20-inch rollers with staggered Pirelli P Zero run-flat tires. They are shared with the xDrive30e, as are the larger M sport brakes with striking blue calipers.

The changes are more noticeable inside, with an angular instrument panel that borrows elements from the G20 3 series, including the ergonomic key fob. The stand-alone central touchscreen is larger than before – the previous 10.25-inch display is now the base unit on the sDrive20i, paired with an analog instrument cluster and a 5.7-inch multi-information display as part of the BMW Live Cockpit Plus.

The xDrive30i professional setup upgrades this to dual 12.3″ infotainment screens. These are related to the BMW 7 operating system, which comes with large customizable widgets as part of the user interface. The xDrive30i also features a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with 464W output, an improvement over the sDrive20i’s 12-speaker HiFi system.

Elsewhere, M Sport add-ons consist of a thicker M Sport steering wheel, sport seats, alloy pedals and black headliner. The xDrive30i also gets a Senatec faux leather dashboard wrap, although Vernasca leather upholstery and dark aluminum rhombus trim are standard.

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Other than that, the equipment list is identical on both variants and includes M Sport passive suspension, keyless entry with proximity lock and unlock, push-button start, three-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with driver-side memory and kickstand width adjustment, and a stabilizer Passive Speed, Park Assist, Rear Camera, Hands-Free Electric Power Liftgate.

Safety-wise, the X3 comes standard with the Driving Assistant Package, which includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert with collision prevention. Six airbags, stability control and ISOFIX rear child seat anchors installed as usual.

The X3 comes in four colors, including solid Alpine White, Brooklyn Gray metallic, Phytonic Blue, and Carbon Black, the latter of which is fitted to this display unit. Standard specs include a black interior, although you can get a mocha brown interior (shown here) with Alpine White and Carbon Black paintwork at no extra charge. Browse the full specifications and equipment of the Enhanced X3 لجهاز CarBase.my.

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