The trend of launching the latest diesel option was initiated by Volkswagen India. The launch of the diesel variant of the Volkswagen Passat sedan early this year was one of the prominent steps. Yet another luxury brand adopts the trend and the launch of Renault Fluence is one such example. The Fluence sedan with the diesel engine is noted to be a large traffic puller while the petrol variant remains a premium model.
The 2011 BMW X3 crossover model has been launched with a 2 liter diesel engine producing a maximum power output of 180 Bhp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. This all new diesel vehicle may turn out to be a trend-setter in the Indian auto market with diesel cars in higher demand, overriding the petrol cars demand. The all new BMW X3 is slated to come with a host of advanced technologies like Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) to provide a stronger hold on the roads in most difficult situations.
The new BMW X3 will also be loaded with other interesting features like Hi-Fi loudspeaker for maximum sound output, effective climate control and luxurious interiors. The upcoming new BMW X3 will compete against Audi Q5 and yet to come Mercedes Benz GLK.