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2019 BMW 3 Series launched in India, starting price is Rs 41.40 lakh

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2019 BMW 3 Series launched in India, starting price is Rs 41.40 lakh

BMW today launched the seventh-generation 3 Series in India for a starting price of Rs 41.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The all-new BMW 3 Series is available in three design schemes -- Sport, Luxury Line and M Sport. It comes in metallic (Black Sapphire, Mineral Grey and Mediterranean Blue) as well as non-metallic (Alpine White) paint schemes.

BMW 3 Series is produced at the BMW Group's plant in Chennai and is now available at all BMW dealerships across India. The car comes in three variants -- two diesel (BMW 320d Sport and BMW 320d Luxury Line) and one petrol (BMW 330i M Sport). Below are their prices (ex-showroom).

-- BMW 320d Sport - Rs 41.40 lakh
-- BMW 320d Luxury Line - Rs 46.90 lakh
-- BMW 330i M Sport - Rs 47.90 lakh

The all-new 3 Series boasts of an impressive design with features like large BMW kidney grille, longer wheelbase, short overhangs, redesigned Hofmeister kink, distinctive spoiler, slim three-dimensional L-shaped taillights with LED technology and two tailpipes. The car is now lighter by 55 kilograms. The cabin is spacious and gets features like 12.3-inch digital instrument display, 10.25-inch control display, wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay, park assistant with rear view camera, automatic air conditioning with three-zone control, ambient lighting with six dimmable designs and glass sunroof. Besides, BMW 3 Series gets the voice recognition feature in the form of BMW Virtual Assistant.

Powering the new 3 Series is the 2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The petrol variant can make 0-100 kmph in 5.8 seconds. Then, the 2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine delivers 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The diesel trim can make 0-100 kmph in 6.8 seconds. Both the engines are mated to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission.

The 2019 BMW 3 Series gets safety features like six airbags, attentiveness assistance, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) including CBC (Cornering Brake Control), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX and integrated emergency spare wheel.