Considering its clientele’s preference for long sedans, BMW India has launched the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition in both petrol and diesel variants with starting (ex-showroom) price of INR 53.5 lakh.
Available in three metallic paintworks – mineral white, carbon black and cashmere silver and manufactured at its factory in Chennai exclusively for the Indian market, the long-wheelbase ‘Gran Limousine’ is the latest addition to the BMW 3 Series family.
The two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine of the 330Li produces an output of 258 hp and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in 6.2 seconds. The two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine of the 320Ld produces an output of 190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in 7.6 seconds.
The eight-speed steptronic sport automatic transmission performs smooth gearshifts. In any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency.
In terms of safety, the car comes with six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.
BMW India Financial Services offer customised and flexible financial solutions, while BMW 360˚ offers exclusive packages with better value and peace of mind. Service Inclusive and Service Inclusive Plus further reduce the cost of ownership. Customers can choose from a variety of service plans according to duration and mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from three years / 40,000 kms to ten years 200,000 kms.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said, “The 3 Series Gran Limousine has set a new standard in luxury with its elongated design, enhanced space, luxurious comfort and dynamic performance. Limited units of this ‘Iconic Edition’ Gran Limousine are tailored with an innovative proposition that will attract young, progressive Indians who want a perfect combination of sporty performance and higher practicality for family usage in this segment.”