BMW to launch 3 Series Gran Limousine on January 21
German automaker BMW Motorrad will launch the longer wheelbase version of the 3 Series vehicle in India on January 21, 2021. Named 3 Series Gran Limousine, the upcoming car will be the longest and most spacious entry-level luxury sedan in the country. It shall share its design and features with the standard model. It should also come with a choice of two BS6-compliant engines.
The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine will be based on the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform and shall sport an eye-catching look, featuring the company's signature kidney grille, a muscular bonnet, and a wide air dam. For lighting, there will be sleek LED headlights with DRLs and wrap-around taillamps. The sedan will be flanked by B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels.
The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine will draw power from a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that makes 255hp/400Nm, and a 2.0-liter, turbocharged diesel mill that generates 188hp/400Nm. Both motors should be paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox for handling transmission duties.
The 3 Series Gran Limousine should have a 5-seater cabin with leatherette seats, a wireless smartphone charger, and a multifunctional power steering wheel. The car will house a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for Apple CarPlay, and 'Hey BMW' connected car technology. For safety, there will be multiple airbags and rear park assist, among others.
Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine in India will be revealed at the time of launch. As for the pocket-pinch, it should carry a premium over the standard model which starts at Rs. 42.30 lakh (ex-showroom).