Posted Tue, 07/31/2012 - 19:24 by CarDekho Team
The BMW 3-Series sedan is the original in the compact sports sedan segment and all these years it has come to be associated with aesthetic appeal, brilliant dynamics and best in class sporting capability of BMW. This 3 Series version is the sixth generation of the world's best-selling vehicle. It further highlights the sporting character of the brand's mid-size model.
When talking about the engine, the BMW fleet sports fantastic machinery, as usual. It delivers better performance and economy and there is a significant increase in power and efficiency due to the use of BMW twin power turbo technology. Further, with this technology, the fuel effeciency has improved marginally and as a result of which the mileage is much higher, nearly equal to 18kmpl or even slightly more.
Talking of price tags the BMW 3 series prices, seeing the quality and precision they offer, are quite justifiable and as usual, a good offer. The BMW 3-Series 320d (1995cc, Automatic) has been priced at Rs. 28.90 Lakh. The luxury and sportline variants come in diesel, and a sportline variant is available in petrol too, but the petrol version is a little costlier in comparison. The Diesel BMW 3 Series 320d Luxury line is priced at Rs. 31.50 Lakh and the BMW 3 Series 320d Sport variant is priced same as the Luxury line variant. The BMW 3-Series 320d Luxury Plus though comes at a little higher bar rate of Rs. 36.90 Lakh . Finally, the Petrol variant BMW 3-Series 328i Sport Line is the costliest of the F30 series, at Rs. 37.90 Lakh. BMW India has kept in mind the Indian consumer base, and put forth a well thought strategy of pricing the Petrol variant highest and the Diesel base variant the lowest.
The looks and the ergonomics are a tale in itself without a doubt. The BMW owns a gorgeous fleet of cars and the 3-Series stands by the legacy gracefully. We simply love the beautiful sweeping bonnet, the short front overhang, the impressive long wheelbase and the gorgeous set-back greenhouse, so very typical of BMW. The front end with those precise contours and multifaceted features is a luxury. The wedge like shape of the brand new 3-series' silhouette and its wider track (+37/47 mm at the front/rear) underline the sporty look of the new BMW. Further what emphasizes the stance of the new BMW is the wide, squat interpretation of the upright, slightly forward slanting BMW kidney grille. The head lights (LED accent lights) positioned like eyebrows above the new headlights with corona rings. The new technology of 'Air Curtain' , which are present on the far left and right of the main ducts as small vertical intakes, improves the air flow around the front wheels, enhancing aerodynamic efficiency and thereby boiling down the fuel consumption at optimum speeds. The iDrive system in the 328i will allow one to switch between Comfort and Sport within seconds by just utilizing the "Driver Performance Control" switch.