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Old 7th May 2012, 10:46   #136
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The current 3 - series was manufactured in Chennai from 2007 onwards, wonder what are these cars imported for ?
Current 3 Series is completely CKD and not manufactured in India. It is merely put together on assembly line. Zero localised content.
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Old 7th May 2012, 11:55   #137
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They actually received removed the Sunroof ? And that too on all variants ?

I really don't understand this. I know a lot of people will argue that the Sunroof is useless in India but i have seen so many people in Delhi use it during winters or during an after dinner drive. If you're driving on a empty stretch through Lutyens Delhi, its an absolute joy to have a sunroof.
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Mad Monkey,

Thanks a lot for the pics you truly are the best source for cars at the Ports, but from what I know these are only launch cars / Press drive cars and display cars for launch just like how it was for BMW 5 and X1 where they had a small lot of imports, in fact the first X1 delivered here which was CBU also had Navigation standard.
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Looks like the first batch will be CBU's
Rishi,

Will PM you on the navigation.

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I can confirm that navigation (maps) is not even available as an option.
BeamerBoy,

Sun roof will be present in the customer cars, 100%.

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Do I notice it correctly? New 3 Series (Sports) without sunroof?
Nirmal Sir,

I think what Sahil meant was it will be installed in the CKD cars and not retro fit on these existing cars.
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Installing a sun roof would be quite complicated as involves cutting of metal, installing motors, wiring, switch etc. Also headlining would need to be changed.
Sahil,

Like I've said I'm told none of these cars are for customer delivery, but then I have been wrong one or two times so can't assure this.

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They are imported to meet launch dates. The first few batches of the outgoing 3 were also cbu.
Coming back to 3, Few pointers,

1. The alloys on the Sport Model at Arai is much better.
2. Luxury gets 18" but Sport 17"? Does not sound correct.
3. Looks like all models get the upgraded Steering wheel, a good move as the basic wheel of the BMW is quite sad looking and the BMW F10 520d/525d/520i is a testament to that.

Someone mentioned Luxury model in the pictures does not have a Sun roof, how do you say so?

And does anyone notice a Countryman reflection in one of the photos?

Just can't wait for the car to launch, it's going to be so perfect.

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P.S : Have Just confirmed all new E90 320d high lines come standard with Navigation, If you are asked for more money then those are older stocks.

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If the 328i 'Luxury' has 18" then the 328i ' Sport' will surely have 19"

Coming to the 320d it may be possible that the Indian diesel variants will not have more than 17"ers on offer as standard (17 + may be available as as option)

In some overseas markets as you can see in this pic the model here is a 'sport' too but is having the same 17" wheels (Style 392) as spotted at our port.
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P.S : Have Just confirmed all new E90 320d high lines come standard with Navigation, If you are asked for more money then those are older stocks.
Dev is it possible for you to find out since when Nav is standard?
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I am also keen to understand since when has navigation become standard. I bought my 320d exclusive in Feb 2012 but if I recall correctly, the car may have been assembled in Nov 2011. Wouldn't the sale date be relevant?

Thanks in advance,
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any update about the launch? wasn't it may- june the plan?

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Nice pics monkey, but these might just be the display cars which are CBU. Also odd considering the 320d is sport, and 328 is luxury. I thought it would be the other way around, hopefully BMW will offer all the trims on all the engine variants. Sad to see the sport with only 17" rims.
Agreed, I am eagerly looking forward to the 328i Sport for the next car in my garage, I really hope BMW doesn't screwed it up. When is the exact launch date ??
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Hello guys ,

Have some information on the upcoming F30.I will add on to what d_himan has posted before .
Production has started in the last week of april .

3 models coming at launch, Luxury line , Sport line , Base line .
Modern line most probably won't make it.

N20,N47,N55 engines.
The usual choice of body colors. One special color will be melbourne red metallic . The sport line in this color looks super hot !
This car gets the keyless boot release function. Move your feet under the rear bumper for the boot to open . Don't know if it will be available on all models tough.
328i will be locally assembled . Not sure about 335i .

Luxury line : 320d
17" multi-spoke 414
No HUD
Sunroof
Splashing of chrome everywhere

Sport line :328i
18" double spoke 397 with slight gunmetal grey finish in the insides of the
spokes ! H O T
Gets HUD
Sunroof
All the chrome bits are in glossy black and matt silver finish . Even the
exhaust is finished in black

Base line :320d
16" rims
No sunroof
No hud
No idrive
No chrome bits around the car
Gets some smaller display in place of the iDrive screen. Some different controller on the center console in place of the iDrive controller . Not sure about the functions it will control .

I don't know if navigation will be standard at launch .

Cheers .

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Any news on whether BMW plans to launch the Sport line trim on the 320d as well? Seeing the current petrol hike, 320d would be the apt choice with that gorgeous sport trim interior.
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Dear sir,

There is no model in the F30 range of cars without an iDrive, and honestly besides real launch date very little info is needed.

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Base line :320d
No idrive
No chrome bits around the car
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Dear sir,

There is no model in the F30 range of cars without an iDrive, and honestly besides real launch date very little info is needed.

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Hello S350l-E240,
There is a screen and a control knob , but doesn't look like a full fledged iDrive to me . Don't know what functions it controls .

There was some confusion about the rim sizes and the features like sunroof etc. Just wanted to clarify and help with whatever little information i have .

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when is the planned launch?
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Luxury line : 320d
17" multi-spoke 414
No HUD
Sunroof
Splashing of chrome everywhere

Sport line :328i
18" double spoke 397 with slight gunmetal grey finish in the insides of the
spokes ! H O T
Gets HUD
Sunroof
Not to say the information you posted is incorrect, but I sincerely hope this isn't true. From what all I heard uptill now, the 'Trims' i.e. Sport/luxury/moderns were basically pre configured external mods on the base model (which can be individually customised by a buyer on the base model or adjusting it by adding the fog lamps of the modern to the bumper of the sport for isntance).

Basically, BMW made some self -customized 'trims' and gave them as an option to buyers who wouldn't want to fully customize the car themselves.

Now if a certain engine is only limited to a certain trim, that is making no sense to me. I can jolly well order the 320D and get the sports bumber and the associated accesories with it and make it my own "sports" trim with a 320D. There is nothing stopping me from doing it when customizing my order.
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Hey do anyone know when would the new 3 series be launching in India.?
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