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3 Series

Maker :BMW
Type : Sedan Luxury Vehicles

 
Variant Price (Mumbai)
  320d Sedan 29,40,000
  320i Sedan 26,70,000
  325i Sedan 32,20,000

Overview

Overview


The entry level luxury car from the German marque saw the light of the day in 1975 and since then the BMW 3 Series has gone on to become the highest selling car for the Bimmer. This respected German brand, after much wait, has entered India with quite a bang and the 3-Series spearheads its formidable armour. Sharp and attractive styling compliments the engines on offer, all three motors keeping up the family honour. The interactive chassis and well sorted suspension delivers a pleasurable driving experience. Build quality is second to none and interiors feel rich. BMWs are considered to be one of the best handling cars and the 3 delivers. Delivers well at that. Handling is simply transcendent! The car's front section, side profile, and rear section are all designed to offer great performance and superb style. A new generation of BMW's famous iDrive operating system is launched in India for the first time through the new 3 Series. The 320i and 325i variants are powered by inline 4-cylinder 2.0-litre, straight-six 2.5-litre petrol engines that deliver 154 and 212 bhp respectively. A turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-4 diesel engine offers 174 bhp on the 320d. 6-speed automatic transmission is standard across all variants. A superior and muscular build quality and inviting interiors ensure high levels of comfort and luxury.
The new BMW 3 Series looks much different from the current one. It gets a not too large but a sufficiently wide kidney grille, which is relatively smaller than the current 5 Series. Well shaped headlamps surround the grille. There is a semi circle shape under each headlight unit, which paves way for a V shaped opening in the centre where the kidney grille is placed. The rear of the new 3 Series, with the classic L shaped lighting units, resembles a typical BMW design. The company is sure to bring about the latest EfficientDYNAMICS technologies in the new 3 Series. The BMW new 3 Series is set to compete with Audi A4.


Models


Bmw 3 Series 320i Sedan 1995cc, Automatic, Petrol, 8.2 - 11.9 kmpl

Bmw 3 Series 320d Sedan 1995cc, Automatic, Diesel, 11.2 - 13.2 kmpl

Bmw 3 Series 325i Sedan 2497cc, Automatic, Petrol, 6.6 - 10.9 kmpl

Bmw 3 Series 330d Convertible 2996cc, Automatic, Diesel, 11.0 – 14.0 kmpl



Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy


BMW 3 Series is available in four variants, two of which runs on petrol engine and the rest two with a diesel engine option. The petrol variant of BMW 3 Series offers a mileage of 6 to 8 kmpl in the city and 11 to 12kmpl on the highway while the other diesel variants gives a mileage of 12 kmpl on city roads and 13 kmpl on highways. It has a Fuel tank capacity of 63 liters.


Power


BMW 3 Series 320i is powered with Inline four cylinder 1995 cc Petrol engine that delivers an output of 150 PS at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 3600 rpm. BMW 3 Series 320d is powered with Inline four cylinder 1995 cc diesel engine that delivers an output of 150 PS at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 3600 rpm. BMW 3 Series 325i has a powerful Inline four cylinder 2497cc Petrol engine that delivers an output of 213 PS at 6500rpm and 246 PS at 4000 rpm. BMW 3 Series 330d has a powerful Inline four cylinder 2996cc Diesel engine that delivers an output of 190 PS at 6000rpm and 300 PS at 2500-4000 rpm.



Exterior Appearance


The superb sedan of BMW, BMW 3 Series possesses mind-blowing exterior as compared to others in the segment. BMW 3 Series has a decent aerodynamic sedan design with proportionate front and rear overhangs. When we talk about BMW 3 Series one thing that we can say is the design of it is unique and intricate. It is designed to attract and impress the audiences and it has its own fashion statement. The front of view is pretty. It has an overall length of 4520mm, 1817mm of width, 1421mm of height and 2760mm of wheelbase. The ground clearance of 161 mm in this car is also praise able. It has a good Front and Rear Track of 1500 mm and 1513 mm respectively. It also has great boot space. It is a good looking car that has all the luxuries and fancies attached to it to make it a dream car for anyone. The sedan has amazing exterior features like automatic sun blinds for rear windows, metallic paint, Xenon lights, windscreen with green shade band, electric glass roof and headlight washer system.



Interior Appearance



BMW 3 Series interiors are ergonomically designed and very comfortable. The car has a comfortable sitting capacity of 5 passengers including the driver. The driver seat is adjustable and 3 spoke powered steering wheel helps to handle the car easily. The sedan also is installed with automatic AC with sufficient vents for much needed cool cabin atmosphere. Apart from that CD/MP3 player with four speakers that enrich the inside comfort level. The seats have been arranged to provide you the comfortable journey. The interior of BMW 3 Series is very attractive with irresistible look and this head turner is sure to attract the car lovers in just a glance. Huge Leg room on the back side has been provided for comfortable riding for rear passengers as well. It offers rear-knee room that is on par with luxury sedans and gives passengers the opportunity to cross their legs in comfort. Other interior features includes are Automatic Air conditioning, Hi Fi Loud Speaker system, front sliding armrest, Central locking with electronic immobilizer and crash sensor, multi function steering function, Bluetooth interface, Radio Professional, Rain and lights sensor, Interior mirrors with automatic anti dazzle function, Rear centre armrest with two cup holders, electric seat adjustment for driver's seat with memory, Storage nets on the front-seat backrests , Sports leather steering wheel with gear shift paddles, electric sun blinds for rear windows.


Engine Capacity and Performance


BMW 3 Series is available in three variants, two of which runs on petrol engine and the rest with a diesel engine option. BMW 3 Series 320i is powered with Inline four cylinder 1995 cc Petrol engine that delivers an output of 150 PS at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 3600 rpm. BMW 3 Series 320d is powered with Inline four cylinder 1995 cc diesel engine that delivers an output of 150 PS at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 3600 rpm. BMW 3 Series 325i has a powerful Inline four cylinder 2497cc Petrol engine that delivers an output of 213 PS at 6500rpm and 246 PS at 4000 rpm.


Wheels


BMW 3 Series has 16 Alloy Wheels to make the look more attractive and stylish. It is loaded with a puncture resistant tubeless tyre with a size of 205/55 R16, that is of great help in off roading capability. It has a great wheel base of 2760 mm.


Braking and Handling


BMW 3 Series is packed with the ventilated discs brakes at the Front as well as at the rear which stops the car instantly even when emergency brakes are applied. A broad wheelbase further adds to it making a better option in the segment. The other advanced feature that makes the handling of this BMW 3 series more convenient are ABS (Anti lock Braking System) which helps in decelerating the car when it is moving in great speed. BMW 320i, 320D and 325i, all have a Double joint spring-strut axle front suspension and a five link rear suspension.


Handling and Safety


BMW 3 Series is loaded with many advanced safety features that makes sure good comfort, stability and handling. The major active and passive safety features are Antilock Braking System, Air bags that are present for the driver and front passenger, head airbags front to rear, side air bags for driver and front passenger, Concerning Brake Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Run Flat indicator, Dynamic Traction Control, Safety battery terminal clamp, Bumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front and steel impact absorbers at the rear, integrated side impact protection, warning triangle with first aid kit, Ergonomic seat belt system at the rear and 3 point seat belts for all the seats at the rear, Inertia-reel seatbelts at the front and for the two outer rear seats with belt tensioners

Existing Reviews From Members

Deep on Sep 11, 2008

A lot of people say the 3 series is spoiling BMW's luxury image in India because there are more of them on the road and the styling is not as classy as some of the higher end cars.. But I think the styling and size of the car is great! It is a young car for younger people and probably has the opposite positioning in this regard to the Mercedes Benz.. It drives really well.. At the end of the day, if you like to drive yourself.. this is probably a better car to own!

Rating : Excellent

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