New-gen BMW 3 Series Spotted In India; 2019 Launch On Cards

New-gen BMW 3 Series Spotted In India; 2019 Launch On Cards
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Shutterbugs have caught the upcoming seventhgen BMW 3 Series undergoing testing in India It was caught doing the rounds while undergoing ARAI testing for fuel efficiency

The new 3 Series is bigger than the older model and still lighter

  • The new 3 Series looks unmistakably a BMW, but gets a fresh front and rear design

  • Likely to be available with both petrol and diesel engine options in India

  • Will rival the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Volvo S60 & Jaguar XE

Shutterbugs have caught the upcoming seventh-gen BMW 3 Series undergoing testing in India. It was caught doing the rounds while undergoing ARAI testing for fuel efficiency.

Compared to the previous generation, the new 3 Series has grown bigger. It is 76mm longer and 37mm wider and the wheelbase is also up by 41mm. Bigger exterior dimensions might also result in more cabin space compared to the outgoing version. Despite the increase in size, the new 3 Series has shed 55kg of weight over its predecessor. The 3 Series gets a new front and rear design and looks sharper than before. Interested to know exactly how different is the new 3 Series compared to the old model? Read it here.

The dashboard layout of the new 3 Series is not significantly different than the older model, but is refreshed nonetheless. One of the biggest changes inside is the inclusion of BMW Live Cockpit Professional, which includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. It is optional on the 3 Series. Standard 8.8-inch infotainment system screen is otherwise available. It is controlled by BMW’s i-Drive system with Gesture Controls as well.

BMW is likely to offer the 3 Series in India with both petrol & diesel engines paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine is likely to be a 2.0-litre unit and the variant on offer in that case will be the 320d.

The petrol engine will, in all likelihood, be a 2.0-litre unit. It’s available outside in 2 states of tune: 184PS (320i) and 258PS (330i). It remains to be seen which tune BMW opts to offer in India.

Expect the new 3 Series to be launched in India in 2019. Pricing is likely to remain between Rs 40 lakh and Rs 50 lakh. The new BMW 3 Series will go up against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Volvo S60 and Jaguar XE.

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