BMW has launched the 7th generation of its popular 3 Series sedan at Rs 41.40 lakh in India. The all-new luxury sedan is available with petrol and diesel engine options and comes in three trim levels and it is named Codenamed G20. It is based on the same Cluster Architecture platform as the 5 and 7 Series.
Speaking about styling, the G20 retains the basic silhouette of the F30 but features plenty of tweaks all rounds. Up front, L-shaped LED daytime running lights replace the traditional round ones and the kidney grille is bigger. At the back, there are new 3’s L-shaped tail-lights which are the biggest departure from the classic BMW design. The interior has a new layout which is similar to the new BMWs. The rear seats can now be split 40:20:40 as standard and it also gets more storage spaces on the inside.
It comes with the option of 2.0-litre, turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Both the engines come with an 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox as standard.
The 320d Sport features a 8.8-inch infotainment screen, while the 320d Luxury Line and 330i M Sport feature a bigger 10.25-inch unit. It is controlled via the latest version of BMW’s iDrive system which can be controlled via the rotary dial, touchpad, touchscreen, voice commands or gesture control. Top-spec cars also get LED headlights and tail-lights, three-zone automatic climate control, a digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, an electric sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and a parking camera.