BMW 3 Series facelift – Auto Expo 2016
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Full-LED headlights now available optionally.
BMW has unveiled the BMW 3 Series facelift at the Auto Expo 2016. The car was launched in India last month with prices starting at INR 35.90 lakhs.
Exterior changes on the facelifted BMW 3 Series include broader air intakes in new front aprons, revised central air intake, full-LED headlights, LED tail lights with “L” shape graphics and tweaked rear bumper.
Inside, the facelifted BMW 3 Series gets chrome accents on the centre console, HVAC vents and controls, and a new slider for the cup holders. The Navigation system Professional starts quicker, calculates route significantly faster and features enhanced 3D graphics.
The 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder diesel engine is now equipped with the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo turbocharging technology and produces 140 kW (190 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. The maximum power and maximum torque have been increased by 5 kW (6 hp) and 20 Nm respectively. The BMW 320d can reach from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds and go further to touch a top speed of 230 km/h. Petrol models will be launched later this year, BMW India has confirmed.
Announcing the facelifted model in May last year, the company said that the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission has been revised for lesser carbon emissions. The dampers have been revised, the suspension has been stiffened and the steering precision has been improved.
Available in four trim levels: Prestige, Sportline (Navigation), Luxury Line (Navigation) and M Sport, the 2016 BMW 3 Series (facelift) is priced from INR 35,90,000 (ex-showroom India).
2016 BMW 3 Series – Prices (ex-showroom India)
- BMW 320d Prestige: INR 35,90,000
- BMW 320d Sport Line (Navigation): INR 41,50,000
- BMW 320d Luxury Line (Navigation): INR 41,50,000
- BMW 320d M Sport: INR 44,50,000