BMW has had a quiet 2017. While in terms of sales, it did manage to overtake Audi to take the second spot in the luxury car segment, the company has been quiet in terms of new launches. However, it is now known that the company has revised their model line up for India, ahead of the new G30 5 Series launch.
Let us start of with the changes that more people will be interested in.
The 3 Series has been the most popular model for the brand. The company sold the 3 Series with 2 engine options, a 2.0 liter petrol in the 320i guise and a 2.0 liter diesel in the 320d guise. While the diesel remains the same, the petrol model sees an update. The company has discontinued the 320i and replaced it with the more powerful 330i. Unlike earlier where the 330i was an in-line 6 cylinder engine (E90 generation), it is now a 4-cylinder turbocharged unit.
The engine is the same one that is on offer in the 3 GT and produces 248 Bhp and 350 Nm. The engine is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission. The 330i will come in two variants now, as opposed to one that was on offer with the 320i. The Sport line is priced at Rs 42.40 lakhs and the M Sport is priced at Rs 44.90 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. People who have been following the brand would remember that the 320i Luxury line was priced at Rs 42.90 lakhs, which means the company has done a phenomenal job in pricing the 330i. The Sport trim is available in 3 colour options (white, black and blue) where as the M Sport only gets the first two colour options.
The diesel range for the 3 Series continues to be the same. (Prestige, Luxury/Sport and the M Sport).
The company has also updated their flagship sedan, the 7 Series range too. We now have the range topping M760Li also on sale in the country, priced at a whopping Rs 2.27 crores ex-showroom Delhi. This is now called the M760Li, and power comes from a massive 6.6 liter V12 that produces 602 Bhp and 800 Nm. 0-100 comes up in 3.7 seconds. This comes in the Excellence version too, priced at the same Rs 2.27 crores ex-showroom.