BMW India on Thursday launched two new variants of the best selling BMW 3 Series Sedan, the new BMW 320d Corporate Edition (Diesel) and the new BMW 330i (Petrol). The new cars will be available at BMW India dealerships across India from 25 February 2010 onwards.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President, BMW India said, “We are proud to expand the BMW 3 Series portfolio in India in both diesel and petrol variants. BMW 3 Series is unsurpassed when it comes to the highest standards of all-round quality, safety and perfection to ensure the highest levels of comfort and luxury. With powerful and efficient engines, innovative technology, elegant interiors combined with pioneering safety features, the new BMW 3 Series offers a perfect symbiosis of sporting performance and supreme style that thrills discerning motorists, a continued testament to why the BMW 3 Series has remained the most widely selling premium vehicle in the world”.
The BMW 330i features a 2996cc six-cylinder engine with the maximum output of 255 bhp at 6600 RPM and maximum torque of 300Nm at 2500-4000 RPM. The BMW 330i comes with an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with High Precision Injection featuring a lightweight magnesium/aluminum alloy crankcase. It powers the saloon from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
The BMW 320d features a 1995 cc four-cylinder engine with the maximum output of 174 bhp at 4000 RPM and maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1750-3000 RPM. The BMW 320d’s four-cylinder diesel engine with an all aluminium crankcase and third-generation common-rail direct injection also features variable inlet valves and high-pressure fuel injection. The common-rail system separates pressure generation and fuel injection, with electronically controlled injectors delivering the fuel to the cylinders.
The all India ex-showroom prices of the new BMW 330i is Rs 33,40,000 while the new BMW 320d Corporate Edition has a price tag of Rs 23,95,000.