BMW tweaks its India line-up

  • Published By: Droom
  • 16 May 2017

The carmaker also launches 610hp V12 powered M760Li xDrive, 252hp 3-series and 191hp petrol X1.

The German carmaker has rejigged its India line-up. It has stopped selling some variants and introduced variants across multiple models. The cars affected include the 3, 5 and 7-series in its sedan range, along with the X1 and X3 from its SUV line-up.

The biggest launch is the M-performance 7-series. The M760Li is now top of the range and is powered by a 610hp, 6.6-litre, V12 petrol engine paired with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system as standard. BMW claims a supercar rivalling 0-100kph time of just 3.7sec! The sedan features sportier body kit, 20-inch ‘M’ alloy wheels and a new exhaust system, along with V12 badging inside and out. You can get the car in two variants – the standard M760Li and the M760Li V12 Excellence with the former focusing on a sportier driving experience and the latter focusing more on luxury. Both variants are priced at ₹2.27 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

BMW has also phased out the 320i and replaced it with the more potent 330i from the 3-series GT. The 2.0-litre petrol unit continues but power has been bumped by 68hp and 80Nm to 252hp and 350Nm. The 330i is available in two trims – Sport Line and M Sport Edition, and are priced at ₹42.4 lakh and ₹44.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.

Another addition is the petrol X1 sDrive20i. It’s powered by a 191hp, 2.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This car is available only in its mid-level xLine trim, with equipment on offer similar to the equivalent diesel model. The petrol X1 is priced at ₹35.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

BMW has also looked to delete a few variants. The 5-series, which will be replaced by a new car, is no longer available with a petrol engine. The entry-level diesel model too has been axed. The six-cylinder diesel X3 has also been cut – it was only available as the range-topping M-Sport as the sportiest model in the X3 range. The SUV is available only with the choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The rest of the carmaker’s line-up carries forward unchanged.

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