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Old 24th December 2006, 13:13   #16
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Coz a person my dad knows ordered a C-class with manual transmission but when the car was delivered, it was Automatic and he was really pissed. The salesman told him that all Mercs in India are automatic.
That is why I am asking if manual transmissions are also available...
The latest merc C Class ads seem to imply all are automatics. Am sure Rudy will be along with the complete picture once he gets over his hangover
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Finally BMW is here! But I am very disappointed because ACI reports that all BMW's in India will be Automatics. If it's true then it's a huge let down.
Given their sporty image & reputation I'm pretty sure there will be a manual option for BMW's. They certainly won't have an auto-only policy for the 3 & 5 series.
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c180 i think is around 25.4 lac and c200 cdi is around 28.5 lac
200 is 220 Cdi now they have increased the engines state of tune though capacity of both of them is identical.
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GTO has an older model. I am talking abt hardly a few weeks back.

Yes, on the DCIL site, they have given a manual transmission too..... I'll check up with my dad and get back on this...
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The C Class is the only Mercedes available with a 6 speed manual. And it is built on order since more than 90% of C's sold are automatics.

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But I am very disappointed because ACI reports that all BMW's in India will be Automatics. If it's true then it's a huge let down.
You can say that again! How can the Ultimate driving machine be offered only in an automatic? That makes it one reason for me never to consider the Indian 3 series.

The only car that I would buy with a slush box is the S Class. It somehow suits the personality of the car.
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So there were no 3 series in India???What a surprise?Hard to believe.Was there any M3 imported via grey market?
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I wonder what the figure would be if they manufactured it from completely over here.. My guess would be somewhere in the 17-18L range for the 3 series...that would be AMAZING !!!

I just read in Autocar that porsche has already sold 200 cars in India...no wonder BMW is so optimistic about the market here..

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My Dad Owns Merc C220 CDI Manual.
We were lucky because we wanted Facelifted Silver Manual C220 CDI and we got it delivered in 10 Days after they just launched facelifted C and it was the first delivery of Facelifted C in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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I also confirm that for the first 2-3 months before BMW starts assembling cars here they will be absorbing import duty costs and will be pricing them at CKD prices.. So i am sure they will be atleast 10% cheaper than the TRISTAR.. I will be talking to the Head of BMW Sales India in a few days so I can confirm about the pricing..
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I wonder what the figure would be if they manufactured it from completely over here.. My guess would be somewhere in the 17-18L range for the 3 series...that would be AMAZING !!!

I just read in Autocar that porsche has already sold 200 cars in India...no wonder BMW is so optimistic about the market here..
no...the 26 lakh pricing is for the cars being manufactured in India.

Till the factory and assembly operations are started in India, BMW will be importing the cars and they will sell them at a loss.
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i doubt it will be at a loss. just probably at no profit. This is usually the case. Even the price is with profit once they start manufacture the car locally they will not reduce the price and pass it to the customer.

his way they can even gauge customer feedback and sort out the issues on the india manufactured ones before that starts rolling out.

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They need to move fast even at a loss. Audi have made big in roads. After the initial surge in BMW sales things seem to have flattend out. Not many new fives since the initial launch, I keep seeing new Mercs and Audi's on the road.

With the New C Class coming in end 2007, BMW need to move fast and get some action
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BMW's "strategy" resembles a lot Peugeot's. They came in with an attitude and left without anything. I hope BMW makes the right moves for a long-term establishment in Bharat

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Isnt TipTronic a modern form of manual transmission?? the new M series are with auto only, so are the new SL,AMG, etc,etc so we have the best of both the worlds.!!
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26.9 for the 3series i think is on par with the C class if not more. Thats sad. I was hoping bmw would try and price it lower.
Almost convinced my dad if it was below 30 onroad to go for it.
still hoping.
its good since 27 is for the camrty itself. i think beemers will start 30 plus
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