Last month, Sachin Tendulkar was at the BMW India plant in Chennai to mark the beginning of increased localisation for the German luxury auto manufacturer. The retired cricketer ceremonially put together a BMW 5 Series using parts made by Indian component suppliers.One of the limited edition BMW cars being signed by the master blaster himself.
This week, BMW India presented its limited edition BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series. Fifteen vehicles are now available with Sachin Tendulkar’s signature. The special cars don’t warrant any extra cost and are sold as Sachin Tendulkar signature edition.
BMW 3 Series in India, is available at a starting price of Rs 35.90 lakhs. Offered only in a choice of diesel engine option – 320d, this is in the form of a 2.0l inline 4 turbocharged mill that generates 184 hp power and 380 Nm torque.
On the other hand, BMW 5 Series price in India starts at Rs 46.90 lakhs onward. It is offered in two engine options – 520d and 530d. BMW 520d is powered by a four cylinder turbocharged diesel engine generating 190 PS power and 400 Nm torque, while the 530d is powered by a 6 cylinder diesel engine generating 258 PS power and 540 Nm torque.Sachin Tendulkar with the new 530d featuring more than 50% local parts. File Photo.
We’re guessing Tendulkar signed the limited edition BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series vehicles last month during his plant visit. At the time, he took a plant tour, and checked BMW’s vehicle range.
95 percent of cars sold by BMW India are produced at Chennai. These include X3, X5 SUVs, and 7 Series, 5 Series, 3 Series sedans.
Sachin Tendulkar and BMW India first announced the acquaintance back in June 2012 at the launch of new 3 Series. Later in the year he retired from ODI cricket. A year later, he retired from test cricket. It’s been three long years that Sachin has graced the BMW stage and contributed immensely towards fan experiences.