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Old 31st January 2012, 13:19   #46
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The only other engine available is the 328i which is a turboed 4 cylinder with 240 odd bhp.
So effectively they have phased out the 320i? Any idea on the pricing of the 328? Makes sense to retain the mainstay diesel, but what about the guys who want an entry level petrol worth its price?!
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Hello,

For now there is

316d, 318d, 320d,

320i and 328i,

Later models will include the following some will debut with the station wagon,

330d, 325d, 335d,

330i, 335i,

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So effectively they have phased out the 320i? Any idea on the pricing of the 328? Makes sense to retain the mainstay diesel, but what about the guys who want an entry level petrol worth its price?!
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Hello,

For now there is

316d, 318d, 320d,

320i and 328i,

Later models will include the following some will debut with the station wagon,

330d, 325d, 335d,

330i, 335i,

Regards,

P.S : Not all above will make it to India.
Thanks! I was actually asking more in an indian context...
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Hello,

I can assure you the 3 range is going to be extremely wide this time in India, hard to give you specific time lines but do read some other posts where a lot of information exists,

But for now the only assured launch models I know are

320d and 320i,

I'm sure others can share better info but this is all I know of at launch.

The higher and lower models will come later as they will need to counter act with all the others will throw at them,

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Thanks! I was actually asking more in an indian context...
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I do not like what I see - they have ruined the looks ! :(
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I like the looks of the new 3. Sirish was going ga-ga over this car in the review, calling it an all-round better car than the outgoing 3. I hope BMW has really improved the space at the rear (increased rear legroom/headroom was mentioned in the Overdrive review posted in this thread). I had checked out the outgoing 3 sometime before I bought my car and lack of space at the rear was a deal-breaker (apart from the obvious lack of cash )

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Thanks for sharing Monkey!
No offence, but this did bring a smile to my lips!
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Great find MadMonkey!

Overall i like it, though the sloping hood (ala Z4) might take a little getting used to.

Notice the lip on the front bumper too, it is somewhat of an aggressive front end.

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Was that an added feature to the DRLs for Europe spec cars thanks to the mist/fog there or was it because of the camera ?
Its because of the camera. Definitely not an added feature. Think about it - it would be absolute mayhem if all cars had flashing DRLs!

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The LED's flicker due to the incorrect shutter speed of the camera.
From what i know, this is correct. If the shutter speed is too fast, it does not capture the "on" phase of the LED.

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AFAIK, the shutter remains permanently open when shooting in a video mode.
This is correct too. The (mechanical) shutter remains open (eg. on a DSLR), however, there is still a settable "shutter speed" -- in other words, for how long the sensor captures light per frame. Usually shutter speed is 2x the fps. Eg. 60 fps = 1/125 shutter. 30 fps = 1/60

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Why are they covered in so much mud?
Unfortunately thats the case with pretty much all stock yards.

The good part is that car paint is so resilient, that once these are dusted off and washed - they'll look spankin' clean.

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I really like this 3, a huge leap over the last one and looks generations ahead of the competition.

See these chic key fobs, wish they launch these for the 5er too.

other detailed pics can be seen here ! - 2012 BMW 3-Series (F30) - Photos
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Exactly my question! Why are all the cars covered with mud/dust. Don't they cover them?
Even the Porsche's & 7 Series get similar treatment when cars are inside the port. These cars are parked in especillay cordoned off area with two entrances/exits, just inside of the YELLOW gate which is better known as Carnac bunder.

I'm glad MADMONKEY started from where I left in my thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ide-ports.html (Im-Ports & Ex-Ports (Sightings inside ports))

The cars are driven from Car Carriers ships to this yard & one should surely watch the drivers who are usually in their "GUNJIEES" (Vests) driving these beauties off/on ships.

I had stopped posting such photos due to recent crackdown on use of unauthorised camera inside port limits.
MADMONKEY should be carful next time.

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P.S.: MADMONKEY: What brought you to port? If you are regular than lets meet up sometime. Drop me PM.
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Berry sir,

You will get the similar key fobs based on the trim, have confirmed this sadly they are not sure what trims to get and when,

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I really like this 3, a huge leap over the last one and looks generations ahead of the competition.

See these chic key fobs, wish they launch these for the 5er too.

other detailed pics can be seen here ! - 2012 BMW 3-Series (F30) - Photos
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how come they are at port as bmw assembles them over here only ? i mean local assembly
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how come they are at port as bmw assembles them over here only ? i mean local assembly
Probably this one is a Demo vehicle or being imported for training purpose, AFAIK it is due for launch in May, never came across any spy pics in India.
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Im curious about the 640d in the picture.. Is BMW India planning to launch it in India?
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6 short commercials that preview 6 different features on the 3.
BMW releases six mildly funny 3-Series promos - one for Super Bowl XLVI [videos]

I am quite curious of the hands-free boot-lid opener. The woman only seems to slide her foot under the rear bumper to open the lid. Is this something which is unique to the 3 / BMW or are there other manufacturers which offer a similar feature, maybe with a different gesture to open the trunk ?
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I am quite curious of the hands-free boot-lid opener. The woman only seems to slide her foot under the rear bumper to open the lid. Is this something which is unique to the 3 / BMW or are there other manufacturers which offer a similar feature, maybe with a different gesture to open the trunk ?
IIRC, this feature is there in the VW Passat as well, but got missed in the Indian version.
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