Facelifted BMW X3 Images Leaked Again: Gets Subtle Design Updates

The latest images afford a better view of the SUV’s angles


  • Changes likely to include a new front bumper and subtle tweaks to the grille, headlights, and tail lamps.

  • Cabin upgrades likely to be limited to an updated infotainment system and new upholstery options.

  • Should continue with the petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

  • It could come to India by late this year or early 2022.

Barely 10 days after the first leaked snap, more images of the facelifted BMW X3 have surfaced online, indicating that a debut could be close at hand. This time around, there’s more clarity on what could be new with this mid-life refresh. 


Thankfully, it seems that the kidney grille hasn’t gotten any larger. Instead, the two meet in the middle, which is in line with what the modern-day BMWs look like. The headlights seem to be slightly more angular, having a blacked-out tint. BMW has been a little conservative with the front bumper design, but it still looks sporty. Head towards the rear, and you see the reworked tailights complemented by the same blacked-out tint as the headlights. 

The cabin is still under the wraps, but we guess there would be a few revisions, including an updated infotainment system and new upholstery. Features likely to be retained include Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound system. 

Things probably won’t be changing under the hood. The SUV will likely continue with the petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrain options. In India, the pre-facelift model is provided with two engine options: xDrive30i 252PS/350Nm 2.0-litre petrol and the xDrive20d 190PS/400Nm 2.0-litre diesel. Transmission duties (for both engines) are taken care of by an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.  

Expect the updated BMW X3 to arrive in India by the end of this year or early next year at a slight premium over the pre-facelift model, which is priced from Rs 57.50 lakh to Rs 63.70 lakh (ex-showroom). The X3 SUV goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC60, and the upcoming facelifted Audi Q5.

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