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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Right Front Three Quarter
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    330Li Luxury Line
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    ₹ 51.50 Lakh
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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Key Specifications

    Price₹ 51.50 Lakh onwards
    Mileage15.3 to 19.62 kmpl
    Engine1995 to 1998 cc
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Summary

    The Gran Limousine version was initially showcased at the Auto Shanghai 2019 and was to be developed for the Chinese market. Interestingly, Indian buyers will also be offered with the long-wheelbase version who do not want to stretch their budget for the bigger 5 Series. The upcoming model has an increased wheelbase of approximately 110mm over the standard 3 Series. It is scheduled to be introduced in India on 21 January 2021.

    The revised length stands at 4,829 mm which is a growth of 120 mm than the previous dimension of 4709mm. The extra proportions add to the spaciousness of the cabin of the luxury sedan. Other elements like the LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, and L-shaped LED tail lamps to come as standard.

    The extended cabin gives way for more space and comfort for the rear-seat occupants. The rear doors have also grown in size allowing for easy access to the seats. Even the rear seats are likely to get better cushioning, support and a generous amount of legroom to provide cosier ride for the long journeys. The luggage compartment is also likely to benefit from the new change. Other highlights of the interior include a wider centre armrest, three-zone climate control, ambient mood lighting and a probable panoramic sunroof to add to an overall airy feel to the cabin.

    Not to be confused with the BMW 3 Series GT, which was a Coupe, this one will be a proper sedan from the Bavarian car-maker placed between the standard 3 Series and the 5 Series. The engine options are anticipated to be shared with the 3 Series which is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel capable of developing 255bhp and 188bhp respectively. The price for the Gran Limousine is expected to be at a premium over the regular 3 Series by approximately Rs 80,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Upon launch, it will rival the standard Mercedes C-Class, Jaguar XE, and the upcoming Audi A4 and Volvo S60. 

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Price

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine price starts at ₹ 51.50 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 53.90 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for 3 Series Gran Limousine ranges between ₹ 51.50 Lakh - ₹ 53.90 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for 3 Series Gran Limousine is ₹ 52.50 Lakh.

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    3 Series Gran Limousine 330Li Luxury Line

    ₹ 51.50 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.3 kmpl
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    3 Series Gran Limousine 320Ld Luxury Line

    ₹ 52.50 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 19.62 kmpl
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    3 Series Gran Limousine 330Li M Sport First Edition

    ₹ 53.90 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 15.3 kmpl
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    3 Series Gran Limousine Review

    We get behind the wheel of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine 320Ld Luxury Line to tell you if its the only 3 series you would ever need to buy.

    Engine and Performance

    Engine Shot

    The car that we are driving is powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel producing 190bhp and 400Nm of torque with power going to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. This new-gen 3 Series is underpinned by BMW’s CLAR platform making it lighter yet stronger, and more rigid than the previous generation car. The engine is a legend in BMW’s stable powering a whole host of vehicles for ages across generations of cars.

    Right Side View

     Step on the gas and go past the 2,000rpm mark, the turbo spools up giving you a nice powerful punch as you gain speed. BMW claims a 0-100kmph time of 7.6 seconds which is quite impressive considering the size of the car and the engine. Staying there is not too difficult either as you have ample punch to keep your pace constant.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    And when it comes to the daily commute, the 3 Series delivers equally smoothly. The eight-speed gearbox does its thing silently in the background and apart from some of the diesel clatter, you don't hear much of anything. Switching the drive selector to eco-pro mode will give you a muted response from the engine as well as some extra re-gen to charge up the batteries. Those choosing to be driven around will be quite comfortable at the back with little fuss or drama from the engine, even when the driver makes quick overtakes in traffic.

    Ride and Handling

    Left Front Three Quarter

    BMWs are all about having an involved driving experience, which this 3 Series has an endless supply of. For a novice like me, it takes the corners almost flat and would need a much braver man to poke it hard and make it go sideways. In this respect, it weighs up beautifully depending on your input and in no time will egg you on to push the car harder through the turns. The added length has not affected the handling in any way and the 3 series is still an impressive car to drive. 

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    Additionally, BMW has added 3 driving modes – Sport, Comfort, and Eco-pro, each of which adjusts the aggressiveness of the steering and throttle response. A nice little touch is that the instrument cluster turns an aggressive red when you go into Sport mode. What's more, you can configure the touchscreen system to show stats like the G-Forces you achieved as well as how much torque and power you are using at every step. 

    Wheel

    The ride quality is impressive with BMW managing to find a good balance between ride and handling. It's on the firm side but manages to smoothen out everything in its path sans any major drama. A part of this comfortable ride is also down to the smaller wheels and chunky tyres. Ground clearance, which is normally an issue for such cars, is quite good and will clear most speed breakers and potholes without the need for any weaving around. But given the odd conditions of our roads, it's still a good idea to be on the side of caution. 

    Interior Space and Quality

    Rear Seats

    The USP of this car is the extended length; let us begin at the rear seats. Step in and you instantly notice the extra legroom which is quite a lot, thanks to the 110mm extended wheelbase. It’s not like the standard wheelbase 3 Series is exactly short on length but this addition of space does wonders in adding a feeling of spaciousness while being seated here. What’s more, even the middle seat occupant will have no shortage of leg space but will have to contend with the high transmission tunnel and central vents. This extended length also means ingress and egress is an easier task. This should be a good selling point for those who want a car that will allow them to be chauffeured in comfort but be equally involved when they are in the mood to get behind the wheel.

    Front Centre Arm Rest

    Extended length apart, the rear seats in this 320Ld luxury line car that we are reviewing also get rear AC vents with its climate zone, USB type-C charging point, centre armrest storage, and fold-out cup holders that can be accessed by pressing down here. However, we would have liked it if BMW had added in sun blinds and the ability to move front passenger seat from the rear as standard fitment for this long-wheelbase 3 Series.

    Dashboard

    While this car’s main USP is the large rear space, it’s a BMW 3 Series and that means the front seats are still the stars of the show. Get in and you are transported into a luxurious space lined with leather, high-quality plastics, and two large screens. Everything feels nice and falls easily to hand. We are glad that BMW still offers a plethora of physical buttons for all the functions which could have easily become one too many but they are all well laid out and it won’t take much time to develop muscle memory for all the functions.

    Infotainment System

    The buttons all work for this- the 10.25-inch display running BMW’s live cockpit professional with in-built navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as screen sharing. You also get access to BMW’s inbuilt apps which can be downloaded from respective online stores. Oh also, if you want to go direct, then this screen is also a touch unit, something that’s been introduced with this generation of the 3 Series.

    Front Row Seats

    The seats themselves are quite comfortable with electric adjustment and memory function for the driver. The visibility all around is surprisingly good thanks to the large glass area and the sight of watching those lines on the hood lead the way is a BMW 3 Series experience in itself.

    Features and Safety

    Front Speakers

    This Luxury Line trim that we are reviewing affords you a comprehensive feature list that includes the likes of the ambient lighting, Harman Kardon sound system with sixteen speakers, wireless charging, leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera, three-zone climate control with rear vents, USB type-C charging ports in the front and rear, cup holders, full digital instrument cluster and then some more. 

    360-Degree Camera Control

    One feature that we found very useful is the auto parking assist which parks the car for you. All you need to do is identify an appropriate spot and work the pedals with the guidance of all the automated systems to have your long-wheelbase 3 Series safely parked away.   

    Open Boot/Trunk

    The safety net on the 3 Series is quite comprehensive across both trim levels with six airbags, ABS with brake assist, cornering brake control, traction control, and tyre pressure monitoring system as a part of the package.       

    Conclusion

    Right Front Three Quarter

    In a world where SUVs have begun to rule the roost, cars like the BMW 3 Series have an appeal that’s unmatched when it comes to the joy of getting behind the wheel. Now, in addition to that, you also get extra space at the back thanks to the additional legroom expanding the appeal of the car to a buyer base that prefers to be chauffeured around. It lacks certain features in the rear like buttons to control the passenger seat from the rear, sun blinds, or even a footrest for the left side passenger, but these aren’t deal-breakers in what is otherwise a good package. 

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    BMW is expected to price this long-wheelbase 3 Series in the range of Rs 44 lakh to Rs 49 lakh. It will rival the likes of the Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4 in the Indian market.

    Photos: Kapil Angane

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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Diesel

    (1995 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)19.62 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1998 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)15.3 kmpl

    FAQs About BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    Q: What is the on road price of 3 Series Gran Limousine?

    The on-road price of 3 Series Gran Limousine in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 59.63 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 62.38 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between 3 Series Gran Limousine and 3 Series?

    3 Series Gran Limousine price start at ₹ 51.50 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Whereas 3 Series price start at ₹ 49.87 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of 3 Series Gran Limousine top model?

    Top model of 3 Series Gran Limousine is 330Li M Sport First Edition and the ex-showroom for 3 Series Gran Limousine 330Li M Sport First Edition is ₹ 53.90 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine?

    The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine mileage is 15.3 - 19.62 kmpl.

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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 61.14 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 64.73 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 59.63 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 61.14 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 61.14 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 61.65 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 57.14 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 62.17 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 57.27 Lakh onwards

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