New Delhi, Jul 7:  German luxury car maker BMW today launched a new variant of its popular SUV model X3 priced at Rs 59.9 lakh. The new BMW X3 xDrive 30d M Sport is powered by a 3-litre six-cylinder diesel engine and is locally assembled at the company’s Chennai plant, BMW India said in a statement. (Read: Sachin Tendulkar launching BMW’s i8 car in India (View Pics))

With the launch of the new variant, BMW X3 is now available in two variants — BMW X3 xDrive 30d M Sport and BMW X3 xDrive 20d. Commenting on the new launch, BMW Group India President Philipp von Sahr said: “The BMW X3 is built for both the small and big challenges that each day brings.”

The new variant also features the ‘BMW Driving Experience Control’ switch, which enables the driver to choose between different driving modes to suit the driving conditions.