BMW 3 SERIES Quick Reviews:
The BMW 3 Series has always been the defining sports along with luxury sedan in the market. The seventh generation 3 series, is a more wholesome package with equal focus on luxury and comfort. In India, the 3 series is offered with 2.0-Liter petrol and diesel engines. The model is currently available in four trims, which include 330i Sport, 320d Luxury Edition, 330i M Sport, and the M340i xDrive.
The exterior of the car includes the signature kidney grille, LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, L-shaped LED tail lamps, and a roof mounted shark-fin antenna.
The interior of the car is equipped with 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 gets six airbags as safety features, ABS with EBD, ESP, CBC, DSC, and TPMS.
The petrol series is capable of producing 255bhp and 400Nm of torque, and the diesel series is capable of producing 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in all variants.
Let us know BMW 3 series in detail.
Dimension and capacity:
The BMW 3 Series is 4824mm in length; the width is 1811mm; the height is 1429mm with a ground clearance of 165mm unladen and a wheelbase of 2810mm. This car comes with a boot capacity of 480 liters, which is great for long-distance travel. The passenger capacity of BMW 3 Series is 5, along with four doors. The Kerb weight is 1525kg-1810kg. The front tread of the car is 1544mm and the rear tread is 1583mm. The rear headroom of the car is 957mm, front headroom is 1023mm and the rear shoulder room is 1395mm.
Engine and Transmission:
This car is equipped with a twin turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine. The petrol engine comes with a displacement of 2998cc. The car is available in automatic transmission. The max power is [email protected], and the max torque is [email protected] The engine has a direct injection fuel supply system. The six cylinders have 4 DOHC valves. This car has an engine that is automatically transmitted with Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) type. The gearbox speed is 8 of BMW 3 Series.
Fuel and performance:
BMW 3 Series’s engine is a petrol engine with a mileage of11.86kmpl per ARAI. The car can hit a top speed of 250kmph. The car can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 7.5 seconds. The highway mileage of the car is 15.39kmpl. The fuel tank capacity is 59 litres.
Suspension, steering, and brake:
BMW 3 Series is designed keeping in mind the passenger’s comfort with Sport suspension in front and rear. It also has a power steering wheel with adjustable steering column. The steering gear is Rack & pinion. The brake type in front and rear is disc. The turning radius of the car is 5.5m.
The safety of the passengers is the top priority of any car manufacturing company. Keeping that in mind and following the rules laid down by the government, the company has introduced all the necessary safety measures in the car.
The driver panel has a central locking key meant for the doors, and each door has a power lock. The anti-lock braking system is the top safety feature of BMW 3 Series. In addition, children’s safety is managed by child safety locks on all doors.
There are six airbags in this car, the driver airbag, the passenger airbag, and side airbag front.
The rear seats are safe with seat belts. There is a rear seat belt warning on the desktop to indicate the driver’s safety. The car’s body is kept safe with both side and front impact beams. The Door Ajar warning does not let the engine of the car start unless all the doors are properly locked.
The driver’s seat is adjustable. There is also a crash sensor safety device in the car which slows or stops the car when it detects any collision.
The driver can check the condition of the engine in the engine check monitor before commencing the journey. The headlamps are automatic, which means it automatically switches on and off depending on natural light. The tire pressure monitor keeps the driver aware of the condition of all the tires.
There is a rear camera that helps the driver to park the car without looking at the mirror. The car has an ISOFIX Child Seat Mount. Hill Descent and Assist controls, and impact sensor auto door unlock.
Comfort and convenience:
The steering of BMW 3 Series is power generated. The front and windows are power windows. There is air condition for summer and a heater for winter in this car. The steering is adjustable according to the height of the driver. The trunk opener is remote-controlled. There is a light in the trunk for better sight.
The 3 Series has an indicator in the dashboard which blinks when the fuel is low. The headrest in the rear and front are adjustable. There is an armrest in the center of the rear seat. The car has a 3-zone automatic climate control.
There are cup holders in front and rear to hold your favorite hot or cold drinks. The dashboard has a navigation system and rear parking sensor.
The 3 Series’ dashboard is equipped with an engine start/stop button and a voice control system. There are USB chargers both in front and rear. Parking sensor are present in rear for smooth parking. The car has a lane change indicator. There are four drive modes in this car.
Price and variant:
Variant ex-showroom price on-road price
320d Luxury Line diesel base model Rs. 48.30 lakh Rs. 57.20 lakh
Luxury Edition Diesel Top Model Rs. 48.50 lakh Rs. 57.46 lakh
330i sport petrol base Model Rs. 43.60 lakh Rs. 50.70 lakh
330i M Sport Petrol Rs. 50.50 lakh Rs. 58.51 lakh
M340i Xdrive Petrol Top Model Rs. 62.90 lakh Rs. 72.52 lakh
BMW 3 Series is available in eight beautiful and eye-catching colors, they are- Alpine White, Potamaic Blue, Tanzanite Blue, Mineral Grey, Sunset Orange, Mediterranean Blue, Dravit Grey Metallic, and Black Sapphire. Among all these colors the shades of blue and black are in demand among the buyers.
Let us go through the pros and cons given by the experts on BMW 3 Series.
- Excellent experience of a ride with safety features. Happy to have it, thanks for the overall features from BMW
- Great drive and performance. Annoying titbits like poor door handle quality that will become sticky within 5 years and have to be replaced. The sensors are of poor quality. The tyre inflator and ABS sensor keep getting spoilt every 1.5 years on an average.
- The BMW 3 Series gives the best feeling of a Sedan. The engine is fuel efficient. The car has attractive features and has a very stylish look.