BMW has launched the all-new, seventh-generation of their entry-level sedan – 3 Series in India. The popular luxury entry-level car gets a price tag of Rs 41.4 lakh for the entry-level version. There are three variants of the all-new 3 Series available in India.
Variant wise price of the all-new BMW 3 Series
BMW 3-Series 320d Sport – Rs 41.4 lakh, BMW 3-Series Luxury Line Rs 46.9 lakh, BMW 3-Series 330i M Sport – Rs 47.9 lakh.
There are two diesel variants and a single petrol variant of the car launched in the market. The all-new BMW 3-Series gets the new Cluster Architecture or CLAR, which also underpins the latest versions of the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series. Even though it is an all-new car, not much has been changed in terms of the silhouette of the vehicle. The all-new BMW 3 Series is larger than the outgoing version. However, due to the use of the all-new platform, the vehicle is 55 kg lighter, which ensures that it performs better and offer better fuel efficiency.
The new 3 Series looks very modern. It gets an L-shaped LED daytime running lamps, which brings an end to the traditional corona rings. This also gives a new identity to the car. The all-new BMW 3 Series also gets a completely revamped rear. The L-Shaped tail lamps are of a different, more angular shape, which makes it look sharp and add a modern look to the sedan.
The cabin of the all-new seventh-generation BMW 3-Series is heavily inspired by the X5 and the X7. The dashboard looks fresh and the layout of the buttons and the panels are done to ensure that the front-occupants can use it easily. However, even with the larger exterior dimension, the cabin space remains similar to the outgoing 3-Series.
At the rear, the BMW 3-Series offer a practical 40:20:40 split seat as standard across the variants. This allows greater flexibility and makes the car much more practical. BMW offers a range of features with the all-new 3 Series. To start with, there is an 8.8-inch infotainment system. However, customers can also choose the bigger 10.25-inch screen, which is available as an option with all the three variants. The infotainment system gets the iDrive system, which consists of a rotary dial, touchscreen, gesture control and voice commands. The fully-loaded version comes with the digital instrument cluster, three-zone climate control system, ambient lighting system, electric sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and a rear parking camera. The top variant also gets full LED headlamps and tail lamps, which makes the sedan look magnificent, especially at night.
The diesel variants of the BMW 3 Series get powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 190 Bhp and peak torque fo 400 Nm. The petrol variant gets the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum of 258 Bhp and 400 Nm.