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2019 BMW 3 Series launched: Why should you buy?

August 21, 2019, 06:54 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran
2019 BMW 3 Series launched: Why should you buy?

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series is available in three trims and two powertrain options. Visually, the new 3 Series takes inspiration from the 8 Series as it now features larger kidney grille and sharp LED headlamps with L-shaped daytime running lights. The new model also gets a driver-focused dashboard layout along with more convenience features. 


What’s good about it?

The new BMW 3 Series is not just lighter, but it is now 76mm longer at 4,709mm, and 16mm wider at 1,827mm than its predecessor. Additionally, the upgraded model is just 1mm taller at 1,442mm and the wheelbase is now longer by 2,851mm. The occupant space has also improved over the previous model and improved driving dynamics.     


What’s not so good?

The 3 Series 320d Sport gets a 5.7-inch analogue instrument cluster while the other two get 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The new BMW 3 Series misses out on 360-degree camera and the boot space remains unchanged at 481-litres.   


Best variant to buy?

The choice is pretty obvious here as an enthusiast will opt for the performance-focused petrol version, the 330i M Sport. As for those looking out for a diesel version, the feature-loaded 320d Luxury Line is a good choice. 


Specifications

Diesel 

2.0-litre four-cylinder - 188bhp at 4000rpm and 400 Nm between 1,750 - 2,500 rpm. 

Petrol 

2.0-litre four-cylinder - 255bhp at 5000rpm/400Nm between 1550 - 4400 rpm.

Transmission

Eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic as standard.


Did you know?

The new BMW 3 Series is based on a new CLAR platform and it offers better performance figures and driving dynamics than its predecessor.

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