Have you heard of the new BMW? The BMW 3 series
sedan has come out in 2 new variants; 1 petrol and 1 diesel variant. The cars were launched on 25th of Feb, 2010. The proud car makers are very confident about the vehicles’ quality, safety and performance. The complete package of the 3 series vehicles that includes the fresh technology, fuel-efficient engines, chic interiors, athletic performance and refined style make them the most widely selling premium vehicles in the world.
If you want the price, here it is. The BMW 320d diesel car is priced at Rs 23,95,000 and the 330i petrol variant is going to cost Rs 33,40,000 (All India Show-Room ). Choosing the colour will not be a problem when BMW has 6 striking colour list in its portfolio for these cars like that of; Alpine White, Sapphire Black, Monaco Blue, Space Grey, Platinum Bronze and Titanium Silver. The upholstery designs in Dakota leather are believed to be exotic too. The design of the car is simply too good and for those looking for an exhilarating driving experience; this BMW seems to be the best.
It is not surprising that most sporty compact models desire to be like the BMW 3 series car. The 330i has an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with high-precision injection that delivers fuel exactly where it is needed. The car features a 2996cc engine with maximum output of 255 bhp at 6600 RPM and maximum torque of 300Nm at 2500-4000 RPM.
As for the new diesel variant, the 320d has a four-cylinder engine with an aluminum crankcase and third-generation common-rail direct injection. Electronically controlled injectors deliver fuel to the cylinders. The third-generation common rail operates at pressures of up to 2000 bars and is more precise in the amount of fuel injected. The BMW 320d features a 1995cc engine with the maximum output of 175 bhp at 4000 RPM and maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1750-3000 RPM.
Any takers yet? The company seems to be doing really well in India. Headquartered in Gurgaon, BMW India had invested Rs 1.1 billion initially. Right now, the company has spread its wings all over the country with 17 locations. Did you know that just the Chennai plant has a capacity of making 3000 units per year on a one-shift basis? Amazing, isn’t it? They are now challenging other car makers by providing quality service to all its customers. At the moment, trying to set higher standards seems to be the name of the game.
If anyone wants a BMW, but is not too interested in the 3 or 5 series, don’t get disappointed. BMW also has the 6 Series, 7 Series, X3, X5, X6, Z4, and the BMW Gran Turismo. All these cars are available in the country as completely built-up units. Interested? If you visit the BMW dealers, there are some other cars that will just mesmerize you. You just can’t get your eyes off the BMW M3 Coupé, M3 Convertible, M5, M6 Coupé, M6 Convertible, X6 M, 6 Series Individual and BMW 7 Series Individual cars.
So, which one draws your attention? Will you buy a BMW at all? If I can afford it, I will surely go for it. Let’s see how well the German auto makers succeed in impressing the Indian buyer.