BMW 3 Series

` 36.9 - 45.9 Lakh*
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Mileage19.6 kmpl
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Engine1995 cc 
BHP184
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Cruise ControlYes
Sun roofYes
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Parking SensorYes
AirbagsYes
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Duration 5 years
EMI` 88,791
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January 27, 2016: BMW has launched the updated version of its executive sedan, 3-Series, at a price tag of INR 35.90 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi). The same car was expected to be launched at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo, but the manufacturer has dropped it earlier. The car is launched with only four diesel variants for the time being, but a petrol version is expected soon. The 3-series competes against the like of Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which are already doing better than the 3-Series.

BMW 3 Series price list (Variants)

Variants Ex-Showroom Price   Compare
320d Prestige
1995 cc,  Automatic, Diesel, 22.69 kmpl
`36.9 Lakh*
320d Luxury Line
1995 cc,  Automatic, Diesel, 22.69 kmpl
`42.7 Lakh*
GT 320d Sport Line
1995 cc,  Automatic, Diesel, 19.59 kmpl
`42.7 Lakh*
320d Sport Line
1995 cc,  Automatic, Diesel, 22.69 kmpl
`42.7 Lakh*
320d M Sport
1995 cc,  Automatic, Diesel, 22.69 kmpl
`45.9 Lakh*
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GT 320d Luxury Line
1995 cc,  Automatic, Diesel, 19.59 kmpl
`45.9 Lakh*
320i Prestige
1998 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 22.69 kmpl
`36.9 Lakh*
320i Luxury Line
1998 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 22.69 kmpl
`42.7 Lakh*

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Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage (kmpl) Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
320d Prestige Diesel 18.44  22.69  Automatic 1995cc 
190bhp @ 4000rpm
320d Luxury Line 18.44  22.69  Automatic 1995cc 
190bhp @ 4000rpm
GT 320d Sport Line 15.54  19.59  Automatic 1995cc 
184bhp @ 4000rpm
320d Sport Line 18.44  22.69  Automatic 1995cc 
190bhp @ 4000rpm
320d M Sport 18.44  22.69  Automatic 1995cc 
190bhp @ 4000rpm
GT 320d Luxury Line 15.54  19.59  Automatic 1995cc 
184bhp @ 4000rpm
320i Prestige Petrol 18.44  22.69  Automatic 1998cc 
184bhp @ 5000rpm
320i Luxury Line 18.44  22.69  Automatic 1998cc 
184bhp @ 5000rpm

BMW 3 Series review

Introduction:


For more than forty years, BMW 3 Series has been one of the most desired luxury sedans in its class. Its low cost of running and incredible driving dynamics earned it fame like no other. The 3 Series sedan from German auto giant competes with numerous rivals in its segment and the closest one being the Audi A4 and Mercedes C Class. Despite tough competition, it has never lost its ground and continues to live-up to the expectations of many. This small BMW beast has literally turned the tide for the manufacturer in India by emerging one of the best-selling luxury cars in the country.


Pros:


1. Its 2.0-litre twin-power turbo diesel engine is now the most powerful in its class.


2. It is packed with state-of-the-art features and cutting-edge technology


Cons:


1. It's almost four years since entering into its sixth generation. Still awaiting a complete overhaul.


2. Spare wheel is missing. Travelling farther distance could be risky.


Standout features:


1. BMW Driver experience control with four different modes. It's Sport + mode unleashes the real performer within.


2. Rear wheel drive makes for the 50:50 load distribution and offers superior ride quality.


Background and Evolution:


BMW 3 Series has been present in India for a while now and is currently serving its sixth generation. Although it is present in the automobile world for more than forty years, 3-series entered India only after 2007 with its fifth generation followed by its sixth generation in the year 2012.


Overview:


The German auto giant BMW has launched the facelift version of its smallest luxury sedan here in India, ahead of the upcoming auto expo. It was initially scheduled for a launch in February during the auto show, but company pushed its launch days ahead. The 2016 3 series flaunts a slightly tweaked headlight cluster with full LED headlamps and new LED daytime running lights. The manufacturer has also made subtle changes to the interiors as well. A new variant coded 320d M Sport has been added to the series, while retaining all the existing variants. For now, this sedan series is available with just a 2.0-litre diesel engine option. Its power output has been increased to 190bhp from 184bhp of its outgoing model.


Exteriors:


The 2016 3 Series comes with subtle changes on its exteriors. On the front facade, this car gets a redesigned headlight cluster featuring LED headlamps and Daytime running lights. Below this, the bumper gets a new design featuring restructured LED fog lights that dazzles the facet. The overall design language however remains to be the same.



This model series also get a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. These rims are covered with 225/50 R17 sized radial tubeless tyres. However, its entry level prestige trim continues to be on offer with 16 inch alloy wheels. On the other hand, its GT Sport Line gets multi-spoke, 18 inch alloy wheels adorned with tubeless tyres of size 225/50 R18.



The taillight cluster at the rear has been restructured and is now equipped with LED brake lights. Apart from these changes, no updates were made to the car.



The GT Sport Line has kidney shaped grille with nine slats in high gloss black colour. This is emphasized by the thick chrome surround and the company's emblem is embossed at the tip of its bonnet.



Moving to its sides, the high gloss B-pillars and window surrounds in Matte Black finish makes for a stunning appeal. The foldable external mirrors have heating and automatic anti dazzle functions. They are integrated with LED side turn blinkers.



What's noticeable in its rear end are luminous tail light cluster equipped with turn indicators and there is also a wide windshield with defogger. The active spoiler on its boot lid not just gives a sporty look, but also helps in its driving dynamics.



Although receiving some minor tweaks to its outsides, its overall dimensions remained unaltered. It comes with a length of 4624mm, width of 1811mm, and a height of 1429mm. It has a pretty long wheelbase of 2810mm and a generous ground clearance of 157mm.





Interiors:


This 2016 version's interior design remains largely identical to its predecessor. The company made few improvements with regards to the cosmetics and quality of materials. Besides careful usage of chrome and high gloss inserts, the company has added a new feature in the form of Ambient lighting system that exudes a sense of luxury and richness inside the cabin.


Now, the multi-functional steering wheel is accompanied with paddle shifters that add to the convenience quotient.



Everything about the interior is so fascinating right from its two tone color scheme to well cushioned seats. Soon after entering inside, you'll notice the beautifully sculptured central console housed with all the necessary equipments. This latest version gets a refined infotainment system featuring a bigger 8.8-inch high resolution touch screen display. This contemporary in-car entertainment unit also features Global Positioning System (GPS) that aids in navigation. This system also features BMW ConnectedDrive that provides access to various pre-installed applications. It supports Bluetooth hands-free and USB for audio streaming.




The instrument panel has a sporty design and it is packed with numerous analog gauges. It features a fuel gauge, speedometer, rev counter, fuel consumption, warning lights and so on.




Both seats in the first row are electrically adjustable, and the driver's seat additionally gets memory function. We found that the seats are well cushioned and comfortable, but not comfortable enough for long distance travelling.



The rear cabin is little low with regards to the head space, but it offers better leg and shoulder room. In addition to this, it has a center armrest mounted with two cup holders that adds to the convenience quotient.



Overall, we felt that the company could have made more updates to its design rather than focusing just on cosmetics front.


Performance:


The engine used for 2016 3 Series is the same 2.0-litre 4-pot mill, which is currently performing for outgoing model. However, the 2016 3 Series gets it with minor updates with more power output. As a result, its output has gone up to 190bhp of power that results in 400Nm of torque. This has further improved its acceleration, as it can now break the 100 kmph mark in just 7.2 seconds. We are yet to test this refined version, only then we will be able to make our final judgment. Its 1995cc twin-turbo motor is a gem of an engine and its revs sound sweet and powerful. The presence of two turbo units has certainly added up to its impressive power output and the turbo lag is in negligible levels. Be it a city road or a highway, this motor feels relaxed, even at the speed of 160 kmph. The company claims it can achieve a top speed of 235 kmph. On the other hand, it is capable of returning 18.88 kmpl mileage. The transmission is the same 8-speed automatic unit that transmits engine output to the rear wheels. For now, there is no petrol engine option, but BMW is mulling to introduce it in the next half of 2016.




Ride and Handling:


Driving a BMW 3 Series is absolute fun, especially on open roads. It features a state-of-the-art steering unit that can adapt the angle of the front wheels enabling it to respond directly to the steering command. The steering wheel is neither light nor hard. It actually feels perfect and responds to each command precisely. Driving this car actually feels safe, thanks to the high performance disc braking mechanism. All the four wheels have been assembled with disc brakes that deliver excellent stopping power. Additionally, anti-lock braking system and cornering brake control system does their job pretty well and helps the car to be stable, while taking sharp curves. Another feature we need to talk about is the advanced suspension. It has a double joint tension strut assembled on its front axle, and the rear one gets a five arm axle. Besides, its rear wheel drive mechanism makes for balance axle load distribution.


Safety and Security:


This 2016 version retains all its safety features without any updates. It is loaded with a number of crucial features that guarantees passenger security to a great extent. All the occupants are offered with three point seat belts, and additionally have pyrotechnic belt tensioners and force limiters at front. There are as many as six airbags inside the cabin that minimizes the risk of injury for the occupants.




The dynamic stability and cornering brake control helps in its stability and prevents it from skidding. It also includes an immobilizer that avoids unauthorized access into the vehicle, while there is also ISOFIX child seat mounting. Protection is further enhanced by its intelligent airbag system, dynamic traction control, central locking, side impact protection beams, run flat indicator, emergency spare wheel and warning triangle with first aid kit.




Variants:


At present, this BMW 3 Series comes in a total of four variants among which, M Sport is the new trim. Its base trim 'Prestige' misses out on some features like Hi-Fi loudspeaker system, ambient lights package and electric glass roof. Also, it gets standard Sensatec black upholstery instead of leather upholstery. Other remaining features are identical to those in high end variants. To begin with, this series has features like front sliding armrest with storage compartment, 2-zone automatic AC unit with rear vents, multi-functional steering wheel, electrically adjustable front seats and engine start/stop button.



Verdict:


BMW 3 Series offers a wonderful drive quality and its maintenance cost is considerably low. Now, the car outperforms its rivals by producing more power than any other vehicle in its class. Also, it is one of the safest sedans that you can get in the entry level sedan series. Despite few shortcomings, this is the car that you can bank on.

BMW 3 Series price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata Find On Road Price in Your City
320d Prestige
(Diesel)
36,90,000 36,90,000 38,76,806 36,90,000 36,90,000 36,90,000 36,90,000   Get On Road Price  
320d Luxury Line
(Diesel)
42,70,000 42,70,000 44,86,169 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000   Get On Road Price  
GT 320d Sport Line
(Diesel)
42,70,000 42,70,000 44,86,169 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000   Get On Road Price  
320d Sport Line
(Diesel)
42,70,000 42,70,000 44,86,169 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000   Get On Road Price  
320d M Sport
(Diesel)
45,90,000 45,90,000 48,22,369 45,90,000 45,90,000 45,90,000 45,90,000   Get On Road Price  
GT 320d Luxury Line
(Diesel)
45,90,000 45,90,000 48,22,369 45,90,000 45,90,000 45,90,000 45,90,000   Get On Road Price  
320i Prestige
(Petrol)
36,90,000 36,90,000 38,76,806 36,90,000 36,90,000 36,90,000 36,90,000   Get On Road Price  
320i Luxury Line
(Petrol)
42,70,000 42,70,000 44,86,169 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000 42,70,000   Get On Road Price  

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  • My Dream Machine
    By Rahul Singh| October 27, 2015 | 479 Views
    Look and Style: There cannot be any car (sedan) which can match the clean lines of the beamer. The imperial blue colour adds to the style, glamour or whatever quotient you may call it.  There cannot be a better-looking car than this.   Comfort: Excellent comfort both in the front and rear seats. I have done two long trips and both me as a driver an... Read Full Review
  • Best Value for Money in Luxury
    By ved| September 09, 2015 | 398 Views
    Look and Style: Extremely good looking, frameless windows make it look leagues apart. Comfort: Great comfort, it has more legroom, more than 5 series. Pickup: Very nice. Mileage: 15 kmpl. Best Features: Large sunroof, dual Ac, Automatic boot opening feature, lock and unlock all windows with the key. Needs to improve: Nothing much Overall Experience... Read Full Review
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    By vikas jain| August 31, 2015 | 596 Views
    Look and Style: The car's Looks are good. Comfort: Ok. Pickup: Pickup is also good. Mileage: I get around 11 kmpl. Best Features: Looks and Brand name, that's it. Needs to improve: They need to improve on a lot of things. Overall Experience: This car is not suitable for the Indian roads. I have been driving this car from last one year in Ja... Read Full Review
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BMW 3 Series in news

  • BMW Unveils 2016 3 Series Gran Turismo
    Posted On | June 07, 2016 | 14620 Views
    BMW has revealed the facelifted 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo). The Bavarian automaker had already introduced the mid-life update of the 3 Series last year globally. The 2016 BMW 3 Series GT has gone through subtle aesthetic improvements inside out, along with mechanical upgrades. It will be available in three trim levels: Sport Line, Luxury Line, and M Sport. Read Full News
  • BMW will Showcase a 13 Model Lineup at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo
    Posted On | February 01, 2016 | 3181 Views
    BMW will be showcasing an extensive lineup of its cars at the upcoming 2016 Indian Auto Expo. BMW launched its all new 3-Series today, which will be a part of a total of thirteen car showcase that is making its way to the Expo. Read Full News
  • BMW 3-Series Facelift Launched At INR 35.90 lacs
    Posted On | January 28, 2016 | 3084 Views
    BMW has launched an updated version of its executive sedan, 3-Series, at a price tag of INR 35.90 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi). The same car was expected to be launched at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo. The car is launched only with four diesel variants for the time being, but a petrol version is expected soon. The 3-series competes against the like of Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which are already doing better than the 3-Series. Read Full News
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