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Gear up for a touch of exclusivity with the new BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport Shadow Edition, launched in India for ₹74.90 lakh (ex-showroom). This limited-edition variant injects a dose of stealthy style into the already popular X3, catering to drivers who crave a sportier look without compromising on performance.

The most striking change lies in the exterior. The standard chrome elements take a back seat, replaced by a blacked-out treatment that extends across the iconic kidney grille, BMW logos, roof rails, and window trims. This creates a menacing and visually cohesive presence on the road. For those seeking a further touch of personalization, two-tone alloy wheels are available, adding another layer of distinction. The Shadow Edition retains the existing five exterior color options, ensuring a choice for every taste.

While aesthetics take center stage, BMW hasn’t forgotten about functionality. The Shadow Edition borrows the feature list from the top-spec Technology trims. This means you get a panoramic sunroof, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree parking camera, and a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance features. Power remains unchanged, with the familiar 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine delivering a potent 187 bhp and 40.78 kgm of peak torque. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive   system, ensuring a spirited driving experience on any terrain.

The limited production numbers associated with the Shadow Edition enhance its appeal for those seeking a unique offering. Owning one signifies belonging to a select group, driving a car that stands out from the crowd. At a slight premium compared to the standard X3, the Shadow Edition offers a compelling proposition for those who prioritize individuality. It combines the proven performance and technology of the X3 with a bolder, more distinctive visual package, making it ideal for drivers who enjoy a touch of darkness in their luxury SUVs.