Expected to be launched at the 2016 Auto Expo in February, BMW India has surprisingly launched the much awaited 2016 BMW 3 Series in India today. The entry level sedan from BMW is priced in India from INR 35.90 lakh, ex-showroom. Like its predecessor, it will continue to be assembled at the company plant in Chennai with close to 50% of components locally sourced.
Exteriors of 2016 BMW 3 Series will be seen with full LED headlight clusters along with LED daytime running lights while at the rear, new LED tail lamps will also be evident while the facelift will sit on new 17” alloy rims in a different design.
Interiors will get new head-up display and navigation module with 3D graphics adding to its premium appeal. Parking Assistant will allow the new 3 Series to gain parallel parking automatically. Chrome accents, AC vents and controls along with cup holders on floor console will also be some of the new features inside the new BMW 3 Series.
Engine specifications where the 2016 BMW 3 Series in India is concerned could include a 2.0 liter, four cylinder, TwinPower turbo engine capable of 190 bhp peak power and 400 Nm peak torque mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
New 2016 BMW 3 Series rivals the likes of Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Apart from the new 3er, the Munich based automaker will also be showcasing the new BMW 7 Series and X1 SUV at the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo.
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All prices above are ex-showroom. Colour options on offer are Alpine White as non-metallic color and Black Sapphire, Platinum Silver, Jatoba, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Melbourne Red, Mediterranean Blue and Estoril Blue as metallic colors. Petrol variants will be launched later this year.