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The BMW X3 can now be had as a more affordable locally assembled xDrive20i variant, which reduces the price tag from the CBU model’s RM358,800 to a lower RM323,800 for the CKD. These prices are quoted OTR with BMW Service Inclusive + Repair, without insurance.

The xDrive20i variant incorporates BMW’s capable xDrive all wheel drive system, as well as a 2.0 litre four cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine making 184 horsepower and 270Nm of torque, mated to a slick 8-speed automatic transmission. Average fuel consumption is rated at 7.5L/100km while 0-100km/h acceleration takes 8.6 seconds.

The CKD X3 has an 8.8 inch iDrive display with Navigation, and is equipped with a 12 loudspeaker HiFi system. iDrive provides the usual connectivity convenience – Bluetooth, and USB support. Alloy wheels have been uprated from the CBU’s 17 inch to the 18 inch design you can see in the image above.

Other features include Driving Experience Control which allows drivers to choose between different mode settings for the vehicle’s accelerator, engine, steering and transmission at the switch of a button. Driving modes available are COMFORT, SPORT and the fuel-efficient ECO PRO. The Dynamic Dampers on the CBU model is now missing from the specs, so now suspension is fixed, thus Driving Experience Control doesn’t do anything to the suspension.