BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

BMW India launched the latest-generation 3 series last year in Indian. The new BMW 3 Series carries a starting price of Rs 41.40 lakh and goes all the way up to the Rs 47.90 Lakh mark for the top-spec trim. All prices are ex-showroom (India).

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

According to a report by Autocar India, the company is gearing up to launch the long-wheelbase 3 Series in India, which is expected to hit showrooms by mid-2021. The new 3 series will also be replacing the long-wheelbase 3 GT in India. However, the long-wheelbase 3 GT has been discontinued globally and the new long-wheelbase 3 Series will fill in the missing gap.

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

As far as the dimensions go, The 3 Series LWB will have a wheelbase of 2,961mm, which is 110mm longer than the regular 3 series. In fact, the 3 GT had a wheelbase of 2,920mm. To help identify it as the long-wheelbase version, BMW is expected to sell the 3 Series with the 'L' badge, as it does in the Chinese market.

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

Mechanically, the 330Li will come with the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 257bhp of power. On the other hand, there is likely to be a 20d diesel version that will pump out 189bhp of power. Expect it to drive well too; the long-wheelbase 3 is no afterthought. Once launched, we can expect the long-wheelbase 3 Series to carry a price tag between Rs 48 lakh to Rs 52 lakh ex-showroom.

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

In other recent BMW India news, the company officially teased the new-gen X6 on its website ahead of its launch in the country. The third-generation SUV-coupe is expected to go on sale in India on June 11, 2020, and the bookings for the SUV began early this year in January.

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

Also, the third-generation BMW X6 was recently spotted completely undisguised in India. A few things that were spotted on the car were the xDrive40i badge, sporty front and rear bumpers, a large twin-kidney grille and twin-pod LED headlights, dual-tone alloy wheels with Y-shaped spokes, etc.

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

Mechanically, the BMW X6 xDrive40i variant will be powered by a 3.0-litre, turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine. The unit is capable of producing 335bhp of power and 450Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

BMW Is Expected To Launch The 3 Series Long Wheelbase Next Year In India

Thoughts About The BMW 3 Series Long-Wheelbase

Well, the 3 series is already a brilliant model as far as the feature list goes. Since the 3 series GT turned out to be BMW's bestseller in India, we are expecting that the LWB version will get the same kind of attention.

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Article Published On: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11:19 [IST]
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