India to get an all new BMW 3 Series
A new BMW 3 Series will be released in India next year with it expected to take the market by storm. February 2012 is the expected date of release of the car, which currently goes by a code name of F30.
The engine options? There will be two petrol powered cars offered consisting of a 4 cylinder which is able to achieve 154 BHP and a maximum of 200 Nm of torque. The other option is a 6 cylinder engine which is able to achieve 254 BHP whilst achieving a maximum 300 Nm of torque.
The 6 cylinder diesel engine will be able to achieve 181 BHP and a maximum 380 Nm torque. This model is expected to labelled as the 320d.
Larger car – more space
The new generation BMW 3 Series has its design derived from the recently revamps BMW 5 Series and the BMW 7 Series. The car is now 93mm larger in length and is 6mm narrower.
Space and comfort are two main components which luxury sedans need to survive in an auto market like India. BMW have ensured that the space is enhanced where possible in order to meet these particular demands. For example the wheelbase now stands at 50mm longer than the previous model. This has created a greater amount of space within the car, enhancing its practicality. The rear seating passengers now have a greater amount of room within with the creation of head and leg room.
The driving dynamics have also been heavily improved in order to keep the car ahead of the companies German counterparts. This includes a driver focused switchgear which is now located in a more convenient place for the driver to operate.
Driving models offered
- Eco Pro
- Sport +
The BMW 3 Series is currently the top seller in its class. This isn’t the case in India alone, it is the case for most countries across the globe. Audi and Mercedes-Benz have found to tough to knock the 3 Series off the top. The Mercedes-Benz C Class and Audi A4, as wonderful as they are, will need to cater towards the Indian auto market demands in a more effective way if they are to succeed like the 3 Series has.