India has launched the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine in the country. Locally
produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai exclusively for the Indian market, the car
is available in both petrol and diesel variants.
new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is available in one diesel variant (BMW 320Ld
Luxury Line) and two petrol variants (BMW 330Li Luxury Line and BMW 330Li M
Sport ‘First Edition’). The BMW 330Li Luxury Line
costs Rs 51,50,000 the BMW 320Ld Luxury
Line costs Rs 52,50,000, while the BMW 330Li M Sport ‘First Edition’ is priced
at Rs 53,90,000 (all prices are ex showroom).
long wheelbase ‘Gran Limousine’ is a new addition to the BMW 3 Series family.
It is the long wheelbase version of the highly successful BMW 3 Series. It has
been launched in India considering the clientele’s preference for long sedans. The
new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine takes on the position of the longest, most
spacious and comfortable car in its segment and sets a new benchmark in the
class. It offers sportiness, comfort and innovations exclusively for the Indian
car comes with larger, elongated body and bigger rear doors. Due to the
extended wheelbase, there is more room to unwind, more legroom for rear
passengers and a pleasant seating experience even on long journeys. The long
list of indulgence features such as panorama glass sunroof, comfort seats in front,
bespoke ‘Vernasca’ leather upholstery, luxurious rear seat, Parking Assist with
reverse assist, ambient lighting, BMW Live Cockpit Professional and wireless charging
adds to its appeal.
new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is available in two attractive design schemes –
Luxury Line and the exclusive M Sport ‘First Edition’ which is limited to
launch phase only. Luxury Line indulges movement in style and endows elegance.
M Sport ‘First Edition’ bestows a masculine character with distinguished M
elements evoking the racing spirit. The additional features of M Sport ‘First
Edition’ are BMW Head Up Display, BMW Gesture Control, Comfort Access and
Surround view cameras with 360? view including
top, panorama and 3D view.
e new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is available in four metallic paintworks –
Mineral White, Melbourne Red, Carbon Black and Cashmere Silver. The choice of
upholstery combinations includes Leather Vernasca Cognac | Black and Oyster |
new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine
exterior body design of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine blends the new,
extremely precise design language and sporting aura of the BMW 3 Series with
distinctive proportions. The unique character in long-wheelbase guise stems
from an extra 110 millimetres of wheelbase and the associated increase in
seating comfort and legroom in the rear compartment. Encompassing an exterior
length of 4,819 millimetres and a 2,961-millimetre wheelbase, the exterior
dimensions of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine outstrip those of any other
car in its class.
a striking front look is the large BMW kidney grille with single surround for
the two elements and LED headlights with extended features. BMW’s hallmark
sporting prowess is embodied here by short overhangs, a long bonnet and a
set-back passenger compartment. The model’s stretched silhouette underscores
its inherent elegance and hints at the enviable spaciousness of the interior. A
sporty look is created by the slim three-dimensional L- shaped LED taillights
along with two large freeform tailpipes.
interior is designed to accentuate grand cabin spaciousness. The rear doors are
110 millimetres longer than those of the BMW 3 Series sedan, allowing for an
extra 43 millimetres of legroom in the rear compartment, which sets a new
benchmark in the class. The comfort-oriented character is highlighted through
improved padding and pampering Vernasca leather upholstery of the rear seats,
newly designed headrest and the central armrest between the rear seats. The
large 480 litres luggage compartment meets the needs of long distance travel.
The automatic tail-gate operation increases access convenience by enabling the
boot lid to be opened / closed at the press of a button. The M Sport ‘First
Edition’ has Comfort Access which goes a step further and allows completely
handsfree operation of the boot lid.
Light Carpet, projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous
style. Added to which, the car comes with illuminated door sill plates. The
driver and front passenger settle into electrically adjustable Comfort Seats
with Sensatec door trim. The driver-focused cockpit includes a sports leather
steering wheel in Luxury Line and M leather steering wheel in M Sport ‘First
Edition’ with multifunction buttons along with the instrument cluster / control
display grouping. The modern design of the centre console with galvanic
embellisher adds to the cabin’s premiumness. Filling up the cabin with a sense
of spaciousness is the large Panorama sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six
dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. In another
model-specific feature, the ambient lighting also includes an illuminated
contour strip on the back of the front seats. The three-zone automatic climate
control with active carbon filters optimizes air quality. The optimised
acoustic properties reduce noise levels and make the journey peaceful.
to unrivalled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the petrol and diesel engines
meld maximum power with exemplary efficiency and offer spontaneous
responsiveness even at low engine speeds. The two-litre four-cylinder petrol
engine of the BMW 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 just 6.2
seconds. The two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 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 just 7.6 seconds.
eight speed steptronic sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible
gearshifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly
with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. For even
greater driving pleasure, it comes with steering wheel paddle shifters and
cruise control with braking function. Using Launch Control, ambitious drivers
can achieve maximum acceleration with optimized traction from a standstill.
Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver can choose between
different driving modes to suit the driving conditions - ECO PRO, Comfort,
Sport and Sport+.
host of BMW ConnectedDrive technologies continue to break the innovation
barrier in automotive industry. Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit
Professional includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display
behind the steering wheel and a 10.25 inch Control Display. The occupants can
operate a number of functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual
Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control that recognizes six
pre-defined hand movements for control of a number of functions (available in M
Sport ‘First Edition’). The smartphone holder integrated into the centre
console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple
CarPlay® and Android Auto ensure seamless smartphone connection with the car to
access several functions. The car has a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system
with 16 loudspeakers.
BMW Head-Up Display in M Sport ‘First Edition’ projects driving-related
information onto the windscreen and directly into the driver’s field of view.
It employs full-colour graphics and provides a wealth of information to the
driver without having to divert their eyes from the road. Parking Assistant
with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. Reversing Assistant
provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow
driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 metres driven and assists by taking
over the steering. The M Sport ‘First Edition’ features surround view cameras
with 360 degview including top view, panorama view
and 3D view.
EfficientDynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic
Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power
Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience
Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric
parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle
immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated
emergency spare wheel under the load floor.
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