BMW 3 Series gets an entry-level 330i Sport variant
BMW has introduced a more affordable 330i Sport variant of its popular sedan, the 3 Series, at Rs. 41.70 lakh. Apart from that, the German automaker has discontinued the previous entry-level 320d Sport model, and increased the prices of other variants in the line-up by Rs. 60,000. The new model will be available at the company's dealerships in the coming weeks. Here's more.
BMW 330i Sport: At a glance
The BMW 330i Sport looks largely similar to the other 3 Series models except for the altered bumpers and the smaller alloy wheels that have been adopted to attain a slightly cheaper price-tag. The car sports a neat front fascia with the company's signature kidney grille, sleek LED headlamps and DRLs. Furthermore, it houses indicator-mounted ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and LED taillights.
Inside the cabin
Inside, the new BMW 330i Sport comes with a five-seater cabin featuring powered-front seats, leather upholstery, an electric sunroof, and a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control. The car houses an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for connectivity features, and safety elements like ABS with EBD, six airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Power and performance
The BMW 3 Series is offered with two powertrain options: a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol (330i) and a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel (320d). The former is capable of producing 258hp of maximum power, while the latter churns out 190hp. The transmission duties on the car are taken care of by an 8-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels.
And, here's a look at the prices
The BMW 3 Series starts at Rs. 41.70 lakh for the entry-level 330i Sport model, the 320d Luxury Line is priced at Rs. 47.50 lakh, while the top-tier 330i M Sport is priced at Rs. 48.50 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). Lastly, it takes on the likes of Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Jaguar XE.