2021 BMW 3-Series LWB India Launch Price has been revealed after much wait. We brought you the new when it was set to unveil when the bookings were opened and now its finally here. BMW India did open pre-launch bookings for the much-awaited new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine from 11 January 2021 onwards. As an early-bird benefit, the car can be exclusively reserved online at https://www.bmw.in/3GL for INR 50,000 only.
The first 50 bookings done before 12 noon on 21 January 2021 will enjoy a thrilling offer. These cars will come with a complimentary rear seat BMW Comfort Package worth INR 1 lakh. The package will include an iPad, iPad holder and a coat hanger.
Customers can visit https://www.bmw.in/3GL and explore a 360° view of the car’s exterior and interior. They will be directed to a pre-reservation page where booking can be done through a secure online payment mechanism. Deliveries will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis. Thanks to BMW Financial Services India, customers will also enjoy the flexibility to get loan approval in the pre-booking phase itself.
The long-wheelbase versions are extremely popular in India. We have a number of examples where the companies have ventured with long-wheelbase versions of their standard models and recorded massive customer turnouts. Some of such prominent examples include BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class, and Audi A8. Even below the top of the luxury line, offering such as Mercedes E-class and Skoda Superb (both of which is based on long-wheelbase version) are selling like the hotcakes. Given the chauffeur-driven target market segment, the importance of enhanced rear legroom for buyers can be easily understood.
The new model comes with a 110 mm longer wheelbase than the standard 3 series model. In addition to the wheelbase, BMW has substantially invested in the rear seat of the car – you will get enhanced support and extra bolstering in the long-wheelbase version. Even the rear armrest has been made wider which along with features such as a panoramic sunroof and mood lighting will further help to enhance its appeal.
The rear doors are 110 millimetres longer than those of the BMW 3 Series sedan, allowing for an extra 43 millimetres of legroom in the rear compartment, which sets a new benchmark in the class. The comfort-oriented character is highlighted through improved padding and pampering Vernasca leather upholstery of the rear seats, newly designed headrest and the central armrest between the rear seats. The large 480 litres luggage compartment meets the needs of long-distance travel. The automatic tail-gate operation increases access convenience by enabling 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.
Welcome Light Carpet, projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. Added to which, the car comes with illuminated door sill plates. The driver and front passenger settle into electrically adjustable Comfort Seats with Sensatec door trim. The driver-focused cockpit includes a sports leather steering wheel in Luxury Line and M leather steering wheel in M Sport ‘First Edition’ with multifunction buttons along with the instrument cluster/control display grouping. The modern design of the centre console with galvanic embellisher adds to the cabin’s premiumness. Filling up the cabin with a sense of spaciousness is the large Panorama sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. In another model-specific feature, the ambient lighting also includes an illuminated contour strip on the back of the front seats. The three-zone automatic climate control with active carbon filters optimizes air quality.
Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25-inch Control Display. The occupants can operate a number of functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control that recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of a number of functions (available in M Sport ‘First Edition’). The smartphone holder integrated into the centre console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto ensure seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions. The car has a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with 16 loudspeakers.
The BMW Head-Up Display in M Sport ‘First Edition’ projects driving-related information onto the windscreen and directly into the driver’s field of view. It employs full-colour graphics and provides a wealth of information to the driver without having to divert their eyes from the road. Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. Reversing Assistant provides unmatched 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 360view including top view, panorama view and 3D view.
BMW 3 Series long-wheelbase will come powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engine capable of putting out 258 bhp and 400 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 7.6 seconds. The company has also plonked a diesel engine under the hood with a max output of 190 bhp and 400 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 6.2 seconds. BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control.
BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.
2021 BMW 3-Series LWB India Launch model 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’) which are locally produced. The ex-showroom prices are –
BMW 330Li Luxury Line- INR 51,50,000
BMW 320Ld Luxury Line- INR 52,50,000
BMW 330Li M Sport ‘First Edition’- INR 53,90,000