Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty, younger sister of Shilpa Shetty, recently bought a BMW 630i GT. Now, she’s taken to Instagram and Twitter to express how disappointed she is with the BMW brand for what she calls is ‘such poor service and such a callous attitude’. BMW is yet to publicly respond to the actress’ outburst.
What happened here?
Shamita Shetty is said to have dropped off her BMW 630i GT to an authorized BMW service centre in Mumbai for fixing after an accident. The BMW dealer is said to have sent a wrong estimate and wrong paperwork, which earned the brand the actress’ ire. She goes on to complain on Twitter that her posts about BMW’s poor service on Instagram were disappearing.
How wierd is this my BMW post is automatically vanishing from my profile !
— Shamita Shetty (@ShamitaShetty) July 7, 2018
After the Instagram post and tweet, the actress has not updated whether her car was satisfactorily fixed. Both the Instagram post and the tweet continue to remain on the actress’ profile. The BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) was launched in India in February this year, and Shamita Shetty bought hers in the end of June.
The luxurious liftback has an ex-showroom price of Rs. 60.8 lakh. The 6-series GT was initially launched in a petrol variant only. However, BMW India added a diesel variant a few days ago. The BMW 630i GT is powered by the same petrol engine that powers the 5-series. This engine displaces 2.0-litres and is a turbocharged, four-cylinder unit. It outputs a maximum power of 258 bhp along with a peak torque of 400 Nm. The diesel engine also outputs 265 bhp and has an earth-moving torque of 620 Nm. All the engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
The BMW 630i GT comes with features, such as a touch-and-gesture-control equipped 6th-gen iDrive infotainment system, a Head-Up Display (HUD), mood lighting, quad-zone automatic climate control and a high-end Bowers & Wilkins sound system with a 10-channel amplifier.