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BMW 3-Series petrol variants re-launched at Rs. 36.90 Lakh, 5-series petrol soon

  • May 11, 2016
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The ban on sale and registration of diesel cars with engines larger than 2000cc in the Delhi/NCR region has hurt some companies more than others - BMW was one of them. Except for the 3-Series sedan, almost all other models powered by diesel motors in the company's lineup had capacities over 2000cc - this has affected sales significantly. Though many customers may have found a loophole around the ban by registering the affected diesel models in RTOs outside Delhi-NCR, a lot more customers were put off because of this ban.

2016 BMW 3-Series Front

BMW, as a reaction to this prolonged ban - the Supreme Court has extended the ban until further notice in a new judgement - has re-introduced petrol variants of the 3-Series sedan. Reports also suggest that BMW will also launch the petrol variant(s) of the 5-series sedan in the country soon.

The new petrol variants added to the 3-Series range are the 320i Prestige and the 320i Luxury Line. Prices of these variants, ex-showroom Delhi, is as follows -

3-Series 320i Prestige - Rs. 36.90 Lakh
3-Series 320i Luxury Line - Rs. 42.70 Lakh

2016 BMW 3-Series Rear Right Quarter Dynamic

The BMW 3-Series 320i is powered by a 2.0-litre (1998cc), 4-cylinder, twin-scroll turbocharged petrol motor developing 184PS of maximum power and 270Nm of maximum torque. The engine will be mated to 8-speed torque converter automatic gearboxes in both the variants with power sent to the rear wheels, though the 320i Luxury Line will be fitted with a sportier version of the same gearbox. Both the cars have an efficiency figure of 17.61 kmpl.

Standard equipment on the 3-series 320i include light-sensing LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED indicators integrated onto the ORVM covers, rain-sensing wipers, front centre sliding armrest, 2-zone climate control, rear centre armrest with two cup-holders, auto-dimming IRVM, ambient lighting, roller sunblinds for the rear windows and rear windshield, electrically adjustable front seats, start/stop button, Bluetooth enabled multimedia system with iDrive controller and colour display, rear parking sensors, 8-airbags, ABS+BA, Corner-Braking assist, Stability control with traction control, Runflat tyres etc.

2016 BMW 3-Series interior Dashboard

The 320i Luxury Line gets Sport transmission (adds Sport+ mode and paddle-shifters behind the steering wheel) over the 320i Prestige variant. Other additions include - Chrome package (grille, car key trim, entry-sills, centre-console trim, chrome trim around the car and tailpipe), Sunroof, Improved DIS, 9-speaker sound system (instead of the 6-speaker system in the Prestige), 8.7-inch multimedia display (Prestige gets a 7-inch screen), DVD drive, 20GB integrated hard-disc drive, Leather seats, and 17-inch wheels shod with 255mm-wide tyres (as opposed to 16-inch ones on the Prestige).

The BMW 3-Series petrol variants are available with 3 paint options as standard - Alpine White, Black Sapphire metallic and Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect metallic. The 320i Luxury Line is also offered with the additional Jatoba metallic paint option.

2014 BMW 5-Series facelift front

BMW has not revealed the prices of the 5-series petrol variant as of now, but reports suggest that only a top-of-the-line 520i Luxury Line variant will be launched soon. it will be powered by the same 2.0-litre, 184PS/270Nm turbocharged petrol motor as the 3-Series.

The complete price list of the BMW 3-Series, ex-showroom Delhi is as follows -

Petrol variants
320i Prestige - Rs. 36.90 Lakh
320i Luxury Line - Rs. 42.70 Lakh

Diesel variants
320d Prestige - Rs. 36.90 Lakh
320d Luxury Line - Rs. 42.70 Lakh
320d Sport Line - Rs. 42.70 Lakh
320d M Sport - Rs. 45.90 Lakh

The complete price list of the BMW 5-Series, ex-showroom Delhi is as follows -

Diesel variants
520d Prestige Plus - Rs. 50.50 Lakh
520d Luxury Line - Rs. 54.00 Lakh
530d M Sport - Rs. 62.00 Lakh

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