AND FEATURES OF BMW X3 LUXURY LINE
Now once you get into the driver’s seat and start looking
around, you notice a lot of features borrowed from the BMW top end sedans for
the X3 Luxury Line. There are 3 climate
zones here, one for those seated at the back and two for the driver and
co-passenger in front. The rear back seats are foldable and are split 40:20:40.
It can be lowered with the press of button in the boot area or can even be
pulled down from the rear seat area too. The rear seat windows have roller
sunblind which can be operated mechanically. The rear seat back rest can be
adjusted by around 9 degrees. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 550
litres extendable to 1,600 litres thanks to rear split seats.Ambient lighting
with six dimmable light designs set your mood for a perfect outing.
The two seats in front get electrical adjustment with
memory function. Like an upmarket five series and seven series sedan, this SAV
too gets loads of luxury. The X3 comes with two sets of key, one a display key
the other a normal one. The display key, however, does not have the function to
move your car by remote from outside, like it does in the BMW 5-series and
But those buying the Luxury Line get the BMW Connected
iDrive. Again, the rectangular screen and the large knob on the centre console
help you navigate through a lot of functions, whether it is your Driver Profile
settings, Vehicle settings, Audio selection or your navigation. Wherever, one
has the function to type in letters there one can write too. The writing can be
done with your finger and though it may look and feel a bit juvenile, it’s a
function no doubt. That’s the iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition. It’s
as if to cock a snook at the competitors, telling them that here I have a
function that you guys do not have! Innovations are pouring in from car makers
by bucket loads!
Then there’s Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth with audio
streaming, handsfree and USB connectivity. There is also a rear-view camera,
park distance control, front and rear, parking assistant, camera and
ultrasound-based parking assistance system, a 600W Harman Kardon Surround Sound
system (16 loudspeakers) , a DVD drive and integrated 20GB hard drive for maps
and audio files, wireless Charging, etc.
The smartphone holder integrated into the centre console allows
inductive, wireless charging for mobile phones and the BMW Display key.
There is plenty of storage space for your small items.
There is one folding compartment below the driver’s side, power socket in the
rear centre console (12V) including USB adapter and storage nets behind the
front seat backrests.
Since it’s an X3, the smartly embossed X logo in chrome
is located on the doors and the centre console. The cabin is well insulated and
it’s very unlikely you can make out you are driving a diesel car. The grunt
from the diesel engine is not at all audible within the cabin.
The Luxury Line model comes with leather upholstery in
Vernasca while the dash area issensatec-covered with contrast stitching and