BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series India
BMW 3 Series is a car that delivers the joy of driving and practicality for daily use. It is the best selling model and accounts for 30% of the BMW brand's annual total sales. The 2012 BMW 3 Series models and trim levels are enough to make your head spin. But BMW 3 Series comes up trumps due to its powerful turbocharged engines and sharp handling. No matter what year you're looking at, the BMW 3 Series remains the ultimate driving machine and the popular favorite in the entry level luxury category. The mid-size executive car built since 1975 is currently in its fifth generation.
BMW 3 Series Engine
The BMW 3 Series comes in 4 models. All the variants of BMW 3 Series are loaded with 4 cylinders, 4 valves and 1,995 cc of displacement. The petrol variant BMW 3 Series 320i is delivers a power 115Kw@6,400 rpm and peak torque of 200Nm@3600 rpm, and gulps 9.8 seconds to reach 0-100Kmph. The diesel variants of BMW 3 Series generates a maximum power of 135Kw@4,000 rpm with a torque of 380Nm@ 1,750-2,750 rpm and takes just 7.6 seconds to reach 0-100Kmph.
BMW 3 Series Exteriors
Visually, the new BMW 3 Series adopts the same design language first seen on vehicles like the 5-Series and 7-Series. It has Striking front end with precise contours and multi-faceted surfaces. Contrasting light surfaces imbue the rear with brio and energy.The new BMW 3 Series Sedan systematically continues the design tradition and features of the BMW brand. The sportingly elegant exterior creates the effect of coming from one single mould and conveys aesthetics and dynamics at first sight. Even in its sixth generation, the most frequently sold BMW vehicle in the world sets standards. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan systematically continues the design tradition and features of the BMW brand. The exteriors with the daring lines create the effect of coming from one single mould and capture one’s attention right from the first sight. In spite of its sixth generation, the aesthetics and dynamics make the BMW 3 Series the most frequently sold BMW vehicle in the world.
BMW 3 Series Interiors
BMW 3 Series Inside, the cabin is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor in terms of visual appeal. Classic analog gauges, sensible ergonomics and a restrained overall aesthetic combine to create a pleasant driving environment. Skilful space design gives optimum access to all the important control functions on the instrument display. The sat-nav screen now sits on top of the dashboard and the whole dash across the cabin looks sleeker and lower. The large glass area hints at the space within, and the BMW accommodates passengers and swallows their luggage with ease.
BMW 3 Series Safety Features
The safety features of the BMW 3 Series include - Air bags that are present for the driver and front passenger, head airbags front to rear, side air bags for driver and front passenger, Antilock Braking System, Concerning Brake Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Run Flat indicator, Safety battery terminal clamp, Bumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front and steel impact absorbers at the rear, integrated side impact protection, Ergonomic seat belt system at the rear and 3 point seat belts for all the seats at the rear, warning triangle with first aid kit, Inertia-reel seatbelts at the front and for the two outer rear seats with belt tensioners and belt force limiter.
BMW 3 Series Colors
BMW 3 Series Ride and Handling
The staggered tire combination biases the BMW 3 Series toward steady-state under steer, though that can be slightly sorted with a hit to the throttle. If you love the automobile, appreciate masterful engineering, or revel in the experience of driving, the BMW 3 Series is the right car for you. The 3 Series is the sharpest car to drive in its class. The BMW 3 Series has a powerful motor and a stiff suspension that some may find too brutal for daily, real-world driving. Changing your BMW 3 Series shocks can make you fall in love with it all over again since it will perform like new.
BMW 3 Series Specifications
BMW 3 Series falls in the uber luxurious sedan segment. BMW 3 Series offers headroom of 90 cm, a maximum legroom of 86.5 cm and minimum legroom of 63.5 cm at the rear seat. BMW 3 Series is a 4 seater sedan with exterior dimensions of length-4520 mm, width-1817 mm. Height-1421 mm. It has a wheelbase of 2760 mm, tyre size of 225/50 R16, turning circle diameter of 11m and ground clearance of 142 mm.
BMW 3 Series Ex-showroom Price
The price tag of the luxury BMW 3 Series starts from Rs 26.95 lakh.
BMW 3-Series 320i (Petrol)
This BMW 3 Series 320i Ex- showroom price starts around Rs. 27 lakhs and on-road price of around Rs. 30.5 lakhs
BMW 3-Series 320d (Diesel)
This BMW 3-Series 320d Ex- showroom price starts around Rs. 29.6 lakhs and on-road price of around Rs. 33.5 lakhs
BMW 3-Series 325i (Petrol)
This BMW 3-Series 325i Ex- showroom price starts around Rs. 32.6 lakhs and on-road price of around Rs. 36.5 lakhs
BMW 3-Series Models
BMW 3 Series comes in 4 variants in India including 3 diesel variants and a petrol version. The BMW 3 Series Models are as follows:
BMW 3 Series 320i (Petrol)
BMW 3 Series 320d (Diesel)
BMW 3 Series 320d Dynamic (Diesel)
BMW 3 Series 320d Exclusive (Diesel)
BMW 3-Series Competitors
BMW 3 Series leads the packs leaving behind the likes of Audi A4, Mercedes C Class, BMW X1, BMW 5 Series, Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat.
Compare BMW 3 Series with Other Models
BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: The Price tag of BMW 3 Series is less pinching on the pocked compared to the Audi A4, but the Audi A4 comes with the excellent exterior and interior features. Even the torque of the Audi A4 pulls better but falls flat on the mileage.
BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C Class: The Mercedes C Class races ahead in terms of the cost compared to the BMW 3 Series. It gives better mileage than BMW 3 Series while the BMW 3 Series is the best sedan to handle, with some brilliant torque as well.
BMW 3 Series and BMW X1: BMW X1 is the cheapest and newest vehicle from the BMW in India. The exterior and interior style of the BMW 3 Series is loads better than the BMW X1.
BMW 3 Series vs BMW 5 Series: The BMW 3 Series price is economical compared to the BMW 5 Series. The BMW 5 series has better ride and handling with robust engine followed by equally powerful torque. The exterior and interior design of the BMW 5 Series is also better.
BMW 3 Series Awards
The BMW 3 Series is no wonder the bestselling car from the BMW stable and these awards are testimony of its success.
BMW 3 Series has been on Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list 20 times (1992-2011)
"Best New Sports Sedan" in 2006
“Car of the Year” Canada in2006
“World Car of the Year” at the New York Auto Show in 2006
"Car of the Year" From What Car Portal
In Japan it has won “Import Car of the Year for 2005–06”.
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