BMW 3 Series LCI (facelift) launched in India, priced from INR 35,90,000 – IAB Report

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New grade added – BMW 320d M Sport.

BMW India has announced the launch of the BMW 3 Series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) today, ahead of its public premiere at the Auto Expo 2016. Other than the usual Prestige, Sport Line and Luxury Line, BMW has added a new top-end grade – BMW 320d M Sport. Ex-showroom Prices range from INR 35,90,000 to INR 44,50,000.

2016 BMW 3 Series front three quarters close at 2015 Thai Motor Expo
Ex-showroom prices of the new BMW 3 Series range from INR 35,90,000 to INR 44,50,000.

As seen at its unveil in May 2015 and the showcases at the following motor shows across the world, the new BMW 3 Series gets a re-profiled front bumper housing a pair of revised air intakes. The facelift adds Adaptive LED headlights as optional equipment , while Bi-Xenon lights with new LED DRLs are standard. At the back, it gets a sculpted bumper and new LED clusters for L-shaped taillights.

The new M Sport grade will serve as the top-end option. It features the M aerodynamic package, an M leather steering wheel, front sports seats and Driving Experience Control switch with additional Sport+ mode, BMW Navigation System Professional and full colour BMW Head-up Display.

2016 BMW 3 Series front three quarter right at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS 2015)
The new M Sport grade features the M aerodynamic package, an M leather steering wheel, and front sports seats.

Also Read: 2016 BMW 7 Series, 2016 BMW X1, BMW 3 Series facelift teased for Auto Expo 2016

Engine lineup of the 3 Series LCI only comprises of the 2.0-liter TwinPower turbodiesel engine, which produces 190 PS and 400 Nm of torque, and is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Furthermore, steering-mounted paddle shifters are now offered as standard across the range (except the 320d Prestige).

BMW India has also confirmed that the petrol variant will be re-introduced later in 2016. It is likely to be the BMW 320i variant, which packs a 2.0-liter engine with 184 PS and 290 Nm of torque, paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

BMW 3 Series LCI launched in India – Press Release

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