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Old 30th December 2006, 17:57   #31
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Old 30th December 2006, 22:05   #32
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Even BMW doesnt consider car lovers when choosing transmission. :(
God HELP!!!
The only people to blame are the Indian luxury car buyers. BMW is completely going by the sales data of Mercedes. (which may or may not be the right thing to do).

In the US, all 3 and 5 seriess are offered with manuals.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 11:52   #33
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525i = 43 lakhs
525d= 45 lakhs
530i = 48 lakhs


Delivery in July due to upcoming facelift. No CBU models for the 5 series as mentioned in ACI that first batch would be imported, all CKD.

I am a bit disappointed by BMW's engine offerings at this price compared to MB's 280s. They ought to have given us the 528(240bhp) and 535(twin turbo 300bhp) engines which are due to change on the facelifted 5 series abroad.

That being said,looking at the current scenerio the 530i is being pitched at a 5lakh premium over the 525i, just for 40 more horses and 1 second quicker to 100km/hr. I really dont see the point of creating such a large price gap btwn the two petrol engines.
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delivery in July!!! wow thats a long wait, but still 43lacs is a good price, so after budget and in Delhi 525i should cast around 40-41lacs. tempting???
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The website has all the details and its updated from the last time i saw it.

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Old 4th January 2007, 13:47   #36
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That being said,looking at the current scenerio the 530i is being pitched at a 5lakh premium over the 525i, just for 40 more horses and 1 second quicker to 100km/hr. I really dont see the point of creating such a large price gap btwn the two petrol engines.
Good point. Internationally the price difference is within $4000 (1.8 lacs) and unless the 530 comes with a lot more gizmos...its probably not worth the differential.
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boooo...i wanted the 335i to come here...but the 325i is by no means bad, well at least now in E90 form. The color choice is a dissapointment though, but im happy to see Monaco Blue on offer.
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Good point. Internationally the price difference is within $4000 (1.8 lacs) and unless the 530 comes with a lot more gizmos...its probably not worth the differential.
The only additional gizmos the 530i is 18inch alloys compared to 17inch on the other models and a sportier steering wheel. I guess i can live without those two without a fuss.

The dilemma is 525i or 525d???
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The bookings begin in January, while the first deliveries will begin in March.
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Where do u book em.. Coz there is no info on that.. Can you please shed some light on this..
I asked Navnit in December and they said yet it is not confirmed..
Please PM me contact details.
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BMW finalises pricing plan for India-India Business-NEWS-The Times of India

"The rollouts would cover the entire premium car market with the entry-level BMW 3-Series model 320i priced at Rs 26.90 lakh and some 7-Series variants carrying a tag of around Rs 1 crore"

"The India market debut will start with two 3 Series cars 320i and 320d. Also, four models from the 7 Series stables 730ld, 740li, 750li, 760li have been shortlisted for sale in India through the direct import route. These five brands would be part of the initial introductions in India. "

"The Mini badge would be introduced through the CBU route and could be priced anywhere upwards of Rs 20 lakh. "We will explore if there's enough demand to introduce the Mini in India by 2009,"he said. "
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BMW finalises pricing plan for India-India Business-NEWS-The Times of India

"The rollouts would cover the entire premium car market with the entry-level BMW 3-Series model 320i priced at Rs 26.90 lakh and some 7-Series variants carrying a tag of around Rs 1 crore"

"The India market debut will start with two 3 Series cars 320i and 320d. Also, four models from the 7 Series stables 730ld, 740li, 750li, 760li have been shortlisted for sale in India through the direct import route. These five brands would be part of the initial introductions in India. "

"The Mini badge would be introduced through the CBU route and could be priced anywhere upwards of Rs 20 lakh. "We will explore if there's enough demand to introduce the Mini in India by 2009,"he said. "

DEvarshi , No offense meant but this news date is 22/12/06 which is quite old and as per GTO's spec/price sheet even 5-series is going to be released in India.
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BMW to kick off India production next month
Spurred by record sales in Asia last year, German luxury car major BMW said on Thursday that it would start assembling cars in India next month and expects to produce 1,000 vehicles in the first year of operation.

BMW's plant in Chennai is the group's fifth factory in Asia and will make 3 and 5 series luxury sedans for the Indian market.

"It will be around 1,000 units this year and we'll bring it up to the plant's capacity of 1,700 next year," BMW management board member Michael Ganal told journalists after a news conference in Singapore

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Old 9th February 2007, 09:46   #43
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If they manage a 1000 units in the first year, thats not bad at all, considering Merc is at 2200 p.a. with 10+ years in India.
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Selling a lot. And it looks quite good. Seen around 2000 new BMW 3 Series on the road yesterday on my way to Bandra!!!!

Here are three of them:







P.S. Spotted a black C Class too on Santacruz Link road (8877).
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The previous 3 series looks much better then the current iteration IMHO.
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