It is only a matter of time now for BMW India to bid adieu to the current generation 3 series (E90) and say Guten Abend to the brand new F30 model. Our pals at TeamBHP have managed to snap a few images of the F30 parked at the Mumbai Port. Evident from the badge, the F30 is a 320d model.
The sixth generation 3 Series is quite a looker than the older E90. Unlike the new 5 series, BMW has adopted a very aggressive design for the new 3 Series.
Some exquisite details such as low slung nose, carefully sculpted headlamps, a new wider grill are signs of a future classic in-the-making. The new 3 Series is also shares a lot of its components from the new 5 and 7 Series models.
Our sources tell us that for India the following models are planned:
- Petrol – 320i (2.0-liter – 152hp) , 328i (3 liter straight six producing between 200-230 hp)
- Diesel – (same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two outputs) – 320d (175hp), 318d (146hp)
Our sources add that production of the new 3 Series will start around April at the Chennai plant.
Expect an official announcement from BMW India in the coming months.