The new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine, which is one of the longest car in its segment, is priced at Rs 51.50 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The 3 Series Gran Limousine which replaces the 3 Series GT in India, is available in one diesel variant (BMW 320Ld Luxury Line) and two petrol variants (BMW 330Li Luxury Line and BMW 330Li M Sport ‘First Edition’). Here are top 7 things you need to know about the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine.
1. Metallic colours
The new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is available in four metallic colours – Carbon Black, Mineral White, Melbourne Red and Cashmere Silver. The choice of upholstery combinations includes Leather Vernasca Cognac, Black and Oyster, and Black.
2. 110 mm longer wheelbase
The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine retains the 3 Series sedan’s design language with distinctive proportions. With an exterior length of 4,819 mm and a 2,961-mm wheelbase, the 3 Series Gran Limousine is 110 mm longer than the BMW 3 Series sedan. The unique character in long-wheelbase guise stems provides an extra 43 mm legroom in the rear compartment.
3. Automatic tail-gate
The BMW 3 Series with a 480 litres boot space features an automatic tail-gate operation. The automatic tail-gate operation enables the boot lid to be opened / closed at the press of a button. The M Sport ‘First Edition’ has Comfort Access which goes a step further and allows completely handsfree operation of the boot lid.
4. Three-zone automatic climate control
The 3 Series Gran Limousine gets a panorama sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable designs, three-zone automatic climate control with active carbon filters, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with 16 loudspeakers, wireless Charging for mobile phones, gesture controls, 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25 inch Control Display. In another model-specific feature, the ambient lighting also includes an illuminated contour strip on the back of the front seats.
5. BMW TwinPower turbo
The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is available in both petrol and Diesel engine. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW 330Li produces 258 hp and 400 Nm of peak torque at 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. The 330Li shoots from 0 -100 km / hr in 6.2 seconds. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 320Ld churns out 190 hp and 400 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. The 320Ld accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in 7.6 seconds.
6. 50:50 Weight distribution
The 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo engine is mated to a 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission and comes with features like Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and ECO PRO m4ode in Driving Experience Control.
7. Reversing assistant
The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine comes with reversing assistant, which provides support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 metres driven and assists by taking over the steering. The M Sport ‘First Edition’ features surround view cameras with 360° view including top view, panorama view and 3D view.