All-new 3 Series Gran Turismo (320d) diesel rolls out of BMW Plant Chennai, India

BMW strengthens its hold over the luxury segment in India as they begin local production of BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The German automakers have launched the 3 Series Gran Turismo at Chennai at the BMW dealership – KUN Exclusive. The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo was launched in India at the Auto Expo 2014, and at the time it was announced, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will be available at BMW dealerships across the country from March 2014. That has now come into effect.

Local production of diesel variant (the BMW 320d Gran Turismo) is being undertaken at BMW Plant at Mahindra World City in Singaperumal Koil in Chennai and is available at a price of Rs 42.75 lakhs. This caters to demands of Indian buyers. 3 Series Gran Turismo exudes a sporty appeal and presents a functional and comfortable interior. It is seen with a coupe style roofline, frameless side windows and flowing rear end. The model is being presented in colour options of Alpine White (non-metallic paintwork), and metallic paintworks in Glacier Silver, Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant and Sparkling Brown.

From Right to Left- Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India and Mr. Robert Frittrang, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai with the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran TurismoBMW 3 Series Gran Turismo sports a 2.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine offering peak power output of 135 kW/184 hp and max torque of 380 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is accomplished in 7.9 seconds while top speed stands at 226 kmph.

The locally produced 3 Series Gran Turismo also receives a rear spoiler that automatically deploys when the vehicle is travelling at 110 kmph while it retracts when speed goes below 70 kmph to reduce lift at touring speeds, increase downforce on rear axle and offer perfect directional stability at high speed

Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made ex-showroom. Ex-showroom prices (inclusive of VAT@12.5%) but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, Insurance and Octroi (if applicable).VAT over and above 12.5%, if applicable, will be charged extra. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice.

Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “A revolutionary concept, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, combines the sporty yet elegant character of a coupé with high functionality and impressively versatile interior. With countless innovations and thoughtful details, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo presents a new stylistic assurance around the use of space, boasts a distinctive presence on the road and offers similarly pronounced driving pleasure.”