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    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019]

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Right Front Three Quarter
    discontinued
    Version
    320i Prestige
    City
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    ₹ 37.59 Lakh
    Last Recorded Price
    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] generation has been discontinued as it received an update. Its latest trim available in the market is 3 Series

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Key Specifications

    Price₹ 37.59 Lakh onwards
    Mileage16.67 to 22.69 kmpl
    Engine1995 to 1998 cc
    TransmissionAutomatic
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Summary

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Price:

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] price starts at ₹ 37.59 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 47.30 Lakh. The price of Petrol variant for 3 Series [2016-2019] ranges between ₹ 37.59 Lakh - ₹ 47.30 Lakh and the price of Diesel variant for 3 Series [2016-2019] ranges between ₹ 39.80 Lakh - ₹ 46.19 Lakh.

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Versions:

    3 Series [2016-2019] is available in 11 variants. All the variants are Automatic.

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Colours:

    3 Series [2016-2019] is offered in 6 colours: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Platinum Silver, Estoril Blue, Mediterranean Blue and Sunset Orange. However, some of these colours are available in specific versions.

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Competitors:

    3 Series [2016-2019] is competing against Audi A4, Jaguar XE, Volvo S60, Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine, Toyota Camry, BMW X1, BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi Q2.

    3 Series [2016-2019] Price List in India (Versions)

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    VersionsLast Recorded PriceSpecificationsCompare

    320i Prestige

    ₹ 37.59 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 17.61 kmpl
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    320d Prestige

    ₹ 39.80 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 22.69 kmpl
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    320d Sport Line [2016-2018]

    ₹ 41.34 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 22.69 kmpl
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    320d Edition Sport

    ₹ 41.39 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 22.69 kmpl
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    320d Sport Shadow Edition

    ₹ 41.40 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 22.69 kmpl
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    330i Sport Line

    ₹ 42.70 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.05 kmpl
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    320i Luxury Line

    ₹ 43.50 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 17.61 kmpl
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    320d Luxury Line

    ₹ 45.30 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 22.69 kmpl
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    320d M Sport

    ₹ 46.19 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 22.69 kmpl
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    330i M Sport Edition

    ₹ 47.29 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.05 kmpl
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    330i M Sport Shadow Edition

    ₹ 47.30 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.05 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Powerful engine options
      • Comfortable seats
      • Feature loaded (M-Sport variant)
    • Could be Better
      • Spare wheel eats boot-space
      • Bouncy high-speed ride
      • Interior design looks too simple

    3 Series [2016-2019] Verdict

    The BMW 3 Series in its latest avatar gets improved looks and features. The car has been tuned to suit the Indian roads, but still continues to offer a good ride and handling package. With a strong performance from the economical and refined engines, it still continues to be one of the best sedans to buy in the entry-level premium luxury segment.

    3 Series [2016-2019] Review

    BMW added the acclaimed petrol version of its 3 Series, the 330i, to their Indian portfolio in May this year. It goes without saying that it caters to the petrol-head crowd who like the smoothness and refinement that’s associated with a gasoline motor. Let’s dive into the looks now.

    What is it?

    Why would I buy it?

    Strong refined motor, comfortable ride with good long distance capability

    Why would I avoid it?

    Petrol efficiency can be a deterrent, vertical movement at higher speeds with some roll too

     

    BMW added the acclaimed petrol version of its 3 Series, the 330i, to their Indian portfolio in May this year. It goes without saying that it caters to the petrol-head crowd who like the smoothness and refinement that’s associated with a gasoline motor. Let’s dive into the looks now. 

    On the whole, there aren’t any surprises in this department since the 3 has been around for some time now. Since this is the M Sport version, there are some mild differences such as the restyled front bumper with redesigned air dams, and the reshaped rear bumpers. 

    That aside, the stance is still sporty thanks to the arrow silhouette with the long bonnet and a low-set posture. Then, there are the sharp creases, those 18-inchers with low profile 225-section tyres upfront, and 255-section ones at the rear. On the whole, we’d describe the 330i as nothing short of looking ‘purposeful’ – read shred the tarmac!

    How is it on the inside?

    Its standard BMW 3 Series fare here too. Sadly, the dashboard layout has begun to show its age and looks outdated to say the least. Segment competitors like the A4 have taken the game forward with modern dashboards. Nevertheless, quality levels are in-sync with what we’ve come to expect from the German brand. Our car came with attractive brown leather seats that elegantly lit up the ambience within the cabin. However, it somehow didn’t get along the silver textured trim and overall black interiors.

    Let’s get to the seats now. The front ones are sporty since they have lots of contours, are firm and have electrically adjustable lateral support for that snug fit. It doesn’t end here. And there’s manually adjustable thigh support, adequate headroom and lots of knee-room too. At the rear, a tall transmission tunnel limits this to a strict four-seater. 

    That said, the rear bench is flatter (compared to the front), and this combined with the ample legroom and a relaxing backrest angle makes for a comfortable place to be. Then again, it is slightly short on thigh support, and headroom could be a hassle for tall passengers. This brings us to the boot which despite being large, suffers from the spare wheel eating into the useable space. So, it can swallow one medium-sized suitcase and some soft bags at the most. 

    Our BMW 330i came with the M Sport Package. It uniquely adds an aggressive black-gloss finish on the kidney grille, BMW etched on the door sills, the M Sport steering wheel, and the catchy ‘M’ logo on the car key and front fenders. When it comes to safety features, the 330i gets eight airbags, ABS, dynamic stability control with dynamic traction control, side impact protection, tyre pressure indicator and run-flat tyres.

    How does it drive?

    Now this is the exciting bit. Under that long hood is the 2.0-litre turbocharged motor that dishes out 252bhp and 350Nm of torque. All that power is passed on to the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto transmission with paddle shifters. Just like all BMW petrol motors, this one is smooth and packs enough performance to keep the driver’s adrenaline pumping. And what’s impressive is that any enthusiastic pedal input is instantly rewarded with some enticing exhaust growling too.

    This motor lays down its power on the road extremely well with hardly any turbo lag, and at no point would you feel the need for more performance. What also aides matters is the potent/ quick-shifting eight-speed automatic gearbox. With ample gears closely stacked, the ‘box always finds the right gear at the right time. Not to forget that the gears downshift sportily to the red-line too.

    There are four driving modes that alter the engine/gearbox and steering responses - Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport and Sport+. Eco Pro mode gets the motor to offer the least response when compared to all modes. It coasts as soon as you get off the throttle and is mainly done to maximize efficiency. Comfort mode doesn’t offer the coasting feature, but is partially more responsive than Eco Pro. Here, as soon as the driver backs off the accelerator pedal, the transmission upshifts multiple times almost immediately. 

    No points for guessing that Sport+ mode is the way to go for the best possible performance. Electronic stability control (ESC) gets it switched off by-default, and the transmission holds a lower gear at all times to give you instant thrust as soon as the accelerator pedal is tapped. Although Sport mode offers the same qualities as ‘Sport+’, what essentially sets them apart is that Sport mode does not hold the gear at the rev-limit as it upshifts automatically at 6700rpm. In Sport+ (manual), the gears are held at the 6900rpm redline.

    This brings us to the ride and handling. Armed with the strong motor and a supple ride, the 330i makes for a great long distance sedan. It rolls on a suspension that absorbs bumps well regardless of the speed, and it is only over the sharp bumps that the suspension can be heard with a thud inside the cabin. Plus, there is some vertical movement that tosses the passengers about, especially while going over undulations/bumps at higher speeds. Throw the 330i spiritedly around bends and it certainly exhibits more roll - more than what we would have liked. There is immense grip though, thanks to the M Sport version getting wider tyres at the rear. 

    Also, the 330i’s steering is accurate and weighs up nicely as speeds increase. While the Comfort and Eco Pro modes help make the steering lighter, it is heavier/sportier in Sport and Sport+ modes. When it’s on the move, there’s ample feedback coming in from the wheels which allows the driver to push the 330i, especially around corners. On the braking front, we would have appreciated more feedback from the brake pedals as they felt wooden. Nevertheless, they stop the car as intended.

    Should I buy one?

    Let’s talk about what goes against the 330i. The overall design has begun to look outdated, and it will need frequent visits to the petrol pump. Then, there are things like the bouncy ride over sharp bumps at higher speeds and the lack of rear headroom for tall occupants. On a positive note though, one will thoroughly appreciate the entertaining power output from this motor, the comfortable ride, and the good grip from the tyres. It also entices with its sorted ergonomics, some flashy M Sport equipment, and the snug front seats and comfortable flatter rear ones. If you’ve been looking to park a competent petrol ‘3’ in your garage, then we think the search has surely ended.

    Where does it fit in?

    The BMW 330i M Sport Edition comes with a price tag of Rs 53.57 lakhs, and locks horns with the Audi A4 30TFSI that’s priced at Rs 50.32 lakhs, and the Mercedes-Benz C200 which is available for Rs 49.04 lakhs (all prices on-road Mumbai).

     

    Pictures: Kapil Angane


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    3 Series [2016-2019] Alternatives

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    ₹ 42.35 Lakh
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    3 Series [2016-2019] Colours

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Alpine White
    Alpine White

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Diesel

    (1995 cc)

    Automatic22.69 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1998 cc)

    Automatic16.67 kmpl

    FAQs About BMW 3 Series [2016-2019]

    Q: What is the price of BMW 3 Series [2016-2019]?

    BMW has stopped the production of BMW 3 Series [2016-2019]. The last recorded price of BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] is ₹ 37.59 Lakh.

    Q: Which is 3 Series [2016-2019] Top Model?

    The top model of BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] is 330i M Sport Shadow Edition and the last recorded price for 3 Series [2016-2019] 330i M Sport Shadow Edition is ₹ 47.30 Lakh.

    Q: Which car is better between 3 Series [2016-2019] and A4?

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] price starts at ₹ 37.59 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1998cc engine. Whereas, A4 price starts at ₹ 42.35 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1984cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: Is there a new coming up 3 Series [2016-2019]?

    No, there is no running/upcoming BMW 3 Series [2016-2019].

    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] News

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    BMW 3 Series [2016-2019] User Reviews

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