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BMW X3 M Spotted Testing In Mumbai Ahead Of India Launch

German auto manufacturer, BMW, is prepping to launch the BMW X3 M in India. The SUV has been spotted testing in Mumbai. Pictures uploaded by ssim700 on Instagram reveal a fully camouflaged SUV that features the brand’s signature kidney type front grille.

Spy pics also reveal that the soon-to-be-launched BMW  X3 M will arrive with the company’s signature LED DRLs as well.

Power is sent to all wheels via the M-spec xDrive All Wheel Drive system. The engine comes mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission that transmits a power to the active M-differentials. The upcoming X3 M nails the 0 to 100 kilometer per hour mark in 4.2 seconds, while the Competition variant does it in 4.1 seconds.

Like all BMW M Series cars, the X3 M features body strengthening elements and sophisticated chassis technology. The SUV feature electronically controlled dampers that are tuned for track, and for everyday use.

The X3 also features an M Series specific steering wheel and powerful compound brakes that send all feedback to the driver. The feedback allows for drivers to know what the 20-inch M light-alloy wheels are doing at all times. The vehicle also features M xDrive modes that allow for an experienced driver to send the X3 M into a controlled drift.

The interiors of the soon to be launched BMW X3 M feature Vernasca leather upholstery, an M Series specific cockpit, leather steering wheel, and gearshift selector lever as well. The Competition variants features Merino leather upholstery with Alcantara trims.

Once launched, the BMW X3 will compete with the Porsche Macan, considering its direct competition like the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 AMG, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, and the Audi SQ5 are currently unavailable in India.

The BMW X3 M is currently priced starting at Euro 70,800 (roughly Rs 58.26 lakh, plus registration and taxes) in the brand’s European markets. We expect the vehicle to be priced starting at roughly Rs 70 lakh, ex-showroom.