JAMMU, Aug 21: The all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series has officially gone on sale in India today priced at Rs 41.40 lakh to Rs 47.90 lakh (ex-showroom India).
The new-generation 3 Series is offered in India in two engine options – BMW 330i and the BMW 320d, that is made available in three variants – Sport, Luxury Line and M Sport.
While the former two get the diesel engine, the top-spec M Sport variant gets the petrol engine. The new 3 Series is based on the CLAR platform, sharing its underpinnings with the likes of the 5 Series and the flagship 7 series.
The new 2019 BMW 3 Series is the seventh-generation model. The first BMW 3 Series was launched in 1975 and so far, the Bavarian automaker has sold over 15 million units of the 3 series sedan across the world.
The BMW 330i is powered by a 1998 cc four-cylinder petrol engine that is tuned to churn out a maximum of 255 bhp at 5000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 400 Nm between 1550 – 4400 rpm. The diesel option, BMW 320d, on the other hand, is powered by 1995 cc four-cylinder oil burner that is tuned to churn out 188 bhp at 4000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 400 Nm between 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. Both the engines come mated to eight-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission.
Visually, the 2019 BMW 3 Series takes inspiration from the new 8 Series sporting the larger kidney grilles, LED headlamps with L-shaped daytime running lights, while BMW will offer laser lights as optional. BMW’s famed Hofmeister kink design cue makes it on the new 3 as well but is now a part of the C-pillar instead of the door. Another interesting feature is self-levelling hub caps on the wheels, much like Rolls-Royce cars. At the rear, the car gets new wraparound taillights similar to the new 5 Series that add to a wider appearance on the sedan. While the BMW 320d is equipped with 17-inch light-alloy wheels, the 330i comes with a set of 18-inch light-alloy wheels.
Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “The 3 is the heart and soul of BMW. As the ultimate sports sedan, for over four decades, it has been the flag bearer of ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’. In its new avatar, the 3 has outdone itself once again! Built for thrill and driven by technology, the all-new BMW 3 Series is an automobile that creates an impeccable harmony between the driver, the machine and the road. Enthusiasts waiting for the perfect luxury sports sedan will be undoubtedly drawn to its new design, generous space, luxurious interiors and host of innovative technologies. Our current patrons, who swear by the unmatched driving character of the 3, will be equally thrilled with its enhanced best-in-class handling and agility.”