BMW Malaysia has announced the introduction of the petrol variant of its F25 X3 in the country. The X3 xDrive20i joins the xDrive20d in the local lineup, a day to the year the diesel was launched here.

The sports activity vehicle is equipped with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, offering 184 hp and 270 Nm for output numbers, and performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 8.6 seconds and a claimed fuel consumption of 7.5 l per 100 km.

Standard kit includes Auto Start/Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and dynamic damper control. The X3 xDrive20i also features dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electric seat adjustment, a BMW Navigation system Professional with an 8.8-inch central control display and a 205-watt, 12-loudspeaker audio system.

The X3 xDrive20i is priced at RM358,800, on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service Inclusive + Repair, and will be available in the showrooms from this Saturday, March 17.