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    BMW 3 Series

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    330i Sport
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    ₹ 44.86 Lakh
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    BMW 3 Series Key Specifications

    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Engine1995 to 2998 cc
    Power and Torque
    188 to 382 bhp & 400 to 500 Nm
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    DriveTrainRWD & AWD
    Acceleration4.4 to 6.8 seconds
    Top Speed243 to 250 kmph

    BMW 3 Series Summary

    The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series was launched in India back in August 2019. The model is currently available in four trims that include 330i Sport, 320d Luxury Edition, 330i M Sport, and the M340i xDrive.

    Exterior highlights of the new BMW 3 Series include the signature kidney grille, LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch units are optional in the M-Sport variant), L-shaped LED tail lights, and a roof-mounted shark-fin antenna.

    Inside, the 2021 BMW 3 Series comes equipped with features such as an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the 7.0 iDrive system, fully digital instrument console, three-zone climate control, sunroof, ambient lighting, drive modes, and electric seats. The model receives safety features in the form of six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, CBC, DSC, TPMS, and TPMS.

    Under the hood, the BMW 3 Series is available with two engine options including a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor and a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. The former is capable of producing 255bhp and 400Nm of torque, while the latter is tuned to produce 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. Also on offer is the M340i that is powered by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 382bhp and 500Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across all variants. 

    BMW 3 Series Price

    BMW 3 Series price starts at ₹ 44.86 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 62.90 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for 3 Series ranges between ₹ 44.86 Lakh - ₹ 62.90 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for 3 Series is ₹ 49.47 Lakh.

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    3 Series 330i Sport

    ₹ 44.86 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 16.13 kmpl
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    3 Series 320d Luxury Edition

    ₹ 49.47 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 20.37 kmpl
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    3 Series 330i M Sport

    ₹ 50.85 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 16.13 kmpl
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    3 Series M340i xDrive

    ₹ 62.90 Lakh
    2998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 11.86 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take on BMW 3 Series

    • Good Things
      • Powerful engines.
      • Balanced ride and handling package.
      • Feature loaded M-Sport trim.
    • Could be Better
      • Limited boot space.
      • Explosive flat-six motor not on offer.
      • Confusing instrument cluster.

    BMW 3 Series Verdict

    In its latest avatar, the BMW 3 Series receives a complete makeover; both, inside and out. The 330i M Sport is packed with features to the brim and offers performance that gets you much closer to the M version without having to shell out much. And with the all-new CLAR platform, the new 3 Series is lighter and gets a stiffer chassis, which has resulted in having a good balance between handling and ride comfort. It continues to be one of the best sedans to buy in the premium luxury segment.

    BMW 3 Series Review

    In our book, this the new, made-in-India BMW M340i is all the 3 Series you’d ever want or need.

    Engine and Performance

    Engine Shot

    One of the biggest pluses of the BMW M340i is how it justifies both the M and the 3 tags. With aclaimed 0-100kmph time of 4.4 seconds, it is properly fast! It also sounds brilliant. And the effortlessness with which it gathers and holds three digit speeds, tends to redefine your sense of speed. But when not in a hurry, the M340i is a quiet, relaxing, undemanding thing to drive around. All one needs is to tap the throttle, and it rides its massive torque curve with utmost elegance.

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    The real hero here, of course, is the three-litre, turbocharged six cylinder inline petrol engine. It makes 500Nm of torque! That’s some grunt in an average sized road going saloon. Power too, at a little under 400bhp, is quite impressive. Furthermore, the engine has an effortless and smooth demeanour to it. No matter what you ask of it, it delivers with utmost ease. It revs cleanly and hurriedly to its redline. And it has an alert but linear throttle response. 

    Left Side View

    The engine is mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox. It comes with paddle shifters, and it changes its behaviour to suit the driving mode one selects. There are three driving modes, by the way - there’s Eco Pro, which is best avoided. There’s Comfort for 90 per cent of your motoring needs. And then there’s Sport. The gearbox, the steering and the exhaust take on a sporty note in the latter. And it is without doubt the pick of the lot. 

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    So, to truly enjoy the M340i, one must shift to Sport mode. Then, thanks to the louder exhaust note in Sport, one can immediately connect the throttle inputs with the emanating sound. The more you press on the throttle, the higher the engine revs, and the nicer the exhaust sounds. And the way it gathers speed is just so enjoyable, you can’t help but floor the throttle at any given opportunity. 

    But when you want to take things easy, switch to Comfort, and the M340i turns into a quiet, relaxing, easy to live with companion that seems eager to please you.

    Ride and Handling

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    The ride again is surprisingly good. It’s not plush or overly absorbent. But it is pliant. Pliant enough to tell you what’s happening underneath, but beautifully damped nonetheless to never feel uncomfortable, jarring, or bouncy. As for the handling, with its intelligent all wheel drive system, quick steering responses, and the expertly setup suspension, the M340i goes around corners with such sublimity, intuitiveness, and control, you just can’t help falling for the car. 

    So when you chance upon a twisty road, no matter what mode, the M340i turns into a mood lifter. It’s so agile and planted and capable, you end up going around corners faster than you intended to. And here’s the lovely bit - the harder you drive, the better the M340i feels. 

    Left Side View

    Yes, it rolls a bit. And it tends to move about slightly on the limit. But, the way the electronics work, along with the sports differential, the M suspension, and the smart all wheel drive system, these never let you go into a dramatic under or oversteer scenario. These work together to get you out of a corner with as much poise, velocity and ferocity as possible! 

    It’s absolutely wonderful. 

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Interior Space and Quality

    Dashboard

    Inside, differentiating the M340i from the regular entry level 3 Series, are bits and bobs like the M Sport steering wheel, sportier front seats, seatbelts with M colour coding, and blue stitching from the doors to the seats. And there’s the door scuff plate which reminds what car you're getting into as well. Otherwise, it is the 3 Series all through. The look and feel of the interior is luxurious. The quality is top notch. And everything you touch and operate functions exactly as you’d expect it to - with that positive click and feedback. 

    Front Row Seats

    The front seats are unique to the M340i, though. And not only are these supportive and accommodating, but these come with loads of adjustability too. So apart from fore and aft, height, and seat squab and backrest adjustment, one can also adjust the side bolstering on the front two seats. Want to spend long hours commuting or travelling in the M340i? Call dibs for the front. 

    Second Row Seats

    The rear seats aren’t exactly bad either. These are cushy, and the backrest angle feels right too. But what it needs, is better thigh support. Otherwise, you get central and door armrests, decent space to put away your personal things like a wallet and a phone, or even a coffee cup or a water bottle. Space again, is pretty good - good head and knee room, and with just two at the back, there’s enough shoulder and elbow room as well. Packing three in the rear though, is going to be tight. And uncomfortable. 

    Bootspace

    Boot space, however, isn’t very handy. The boot is wide and deep, and the opening itself is pretty big. But, courtesy the spare tyre, the boot can’t hold anything bulky. There’s a hint of flexibility offered by the rear seats nonetheless, thanks to their 40:20:40 split and fold functionality. 

    Features and Safety

    Instrument Cluster

    Feature-wise, the 340i is well endowed. You get electric seats for both the front passengers with a fair bit of adjustment options. There’s a multifunctional steering wheel that adjusts for reach and rake. You get a three-zone climate control system complete with rear AC vents. There’s a plethora of cup and bottle holders and charging options all around. And the 340i also gets wireless charging. Plus, there’s HUD that’s offered as standard. 

    Infotainment System

    The multimedia system is elaborate too. There’s wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay; it gets voice commands; you have Bluetooth connectivity, of course; and it throws up decent car related info too, all in high def animation. 

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    There’s an elaborate suite of safety and driver assistance systems on board as well. The M340i gets six airbags, stability control that can either be set for leniency or turned off completely. There’s dynamic traction control, cornering brake control, and typical of a BMW - runflat tyres. 

    Driver assistance systems include cruise control, and parking assistance that picks the parking spot for you and steers the car into it as well. 

    Conclusion

    Left Front Three Quarter

    So what is the M340i? In the simplest terms - it is the BMW M3 in a saner, more politically correct, and useable guise. It’s an M3 for the more thoughtful, but also the equally enthusiastic. 

    The M340i is everything and much more that one expects a 3 Series to be. And that makes it very difficult proposition to refuse. The only challenge, really, is its expected price. To buy one you’d need something in the region of Rs 60-65 lakh, which makes it over 10 lakh more expensive than the current top spec regular wheelbase-d 3 Series - the 330i M Sport. 

    Tail Light/Tail Lamp

    Guess brilliance does come at a price...

    Pictures by Kaustubh Gandhi

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    BMW 3 Series Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Diesel

    (1995 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)20.37 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1998 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)16.13 kmpl

    Petrol

    (2998 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)11.86 kmpl
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    BMW 3 Series User Reviews

    • 4.8/5

      (36 Ratings) 34 Reviews
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    • BMW 3 series review
      Very good car with fabulous drive quality. I would recommend you ones buy this car if you have money, looks are very inspiring, service is very good and in ones a year you have to get this car serviced
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    • Real drivers car
      1.Real good upgrade 2.Phenomenal sport mode 3.Looks great., seats not so comfortable and cozy like Audi 4. Not yet serviced but bought the pack 5.ground clearance not bad but still a concern. Bmw assistant have limited commands 6. No playing music when throttle hard the rumble and roaring of the engine is the real music that any enthusiast will die for
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    • True review
      Nice mileage, nice car, nice looks of 2021.amazing experience, good engine, little high maintenance but elegant in looks, a polished car, music system is also mind blowing and its automatic.
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    • BMW 3 Series 330i Sport review
      My dream car, looking to buy it soon, amazing reviews. Compared to the Audi a4 it is a bit better. Mercedes C class and Volvo s60 are good competitors.
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    • BMW CAR
      This is one of the best car, Interior and exterior design of this car is so amazing, good performance car, It is a my dream car.
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    FAQs About BMW 3 Series

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

    The on-road price of 3 Series in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 52.24 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 72.57 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 BMW 3 Series and Audi A4?

    3 Series price starts at ₹ 44.86 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Whereas A4 price starts at ₹ 39.99 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1984 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of BMW 3 Series top model?

    Top model of 3 Series is M340i xDrive and the ex-showroom for 3 Series M340i xDrive is ₹ 62.90 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of BMW 3 Series?

    The BMW 3 Series mileage is 11.86 - 20.37 kmpl.

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