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Old 26th February 2009, 18:27   #1
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Today BMW India announced the launch of the BMW X6 at Infinity Cars, a new dealership facility in Mumbai.

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BMW Launches World’s First Sports Activity Coupé in India

Combining the agility, performance and athletic design of a large BMW Coupé with the versatility of an Sports Activity Vehicle, the BMW X6 offers Dynamic Performance Control and the all-new Twin Turbo engine

Mumbai. BMW India launched the BMW X6 at Infinity Cars, a new dealership facility in Mumbai.

The BMW X6 will be available on the Indian roads in two variants – X6 xDrive50i (petrol) and X6 xDrive30d (diesel). These cars are available in the country as Completely Built-up Units (CBU) and can be ordered across all BMW dealerships in India.

The new BMW X6 has all the agility and elegance of a coupé plus the impressive versatility of an SAV. The BMW X6 draws its strength from two exclusive automotive worlds to create a new one. The first Sports Activity Coupé. Equipped with BMW Dynamic Performance Control, this is a coupé that knows no limits, especially in terms of driving dynamics.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President, BMW India said, “We are proud to introduce the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé, the new BMW X6 in India. With xDrive all-wheel drive technology, the BMW X6 premiers in India with the newly developed Twin Turbo engine and is the first vehicle in the world to offer Dynamic Performance Control. It is our goal to provide the Indian market with an entirely new type of car that continues to provide our customers with the highest standards of all-round quality, safety, and perfection to ensure the highest levels of comfort and luxury.”

The ex-showroom prices of the new BMW X6 in INR are as follows.

BMW X6 xDrive50i : Rs.82,90,000/-
BMW X6 xDrive30d : Rs.65,90,000/-

Note: Ex-showroom price excludes RTO registration charges, tax, insurance, handling charges; Octroi and entry tax (if applicable). Prices and options are subject to change.

The all-wheel xDrive system provides better traction, higher stability and more safety. If the sensors detect that the car is about to drift off course the system reacts in milliseconds. By adjusting the amount of power that goes to the front and rear wheels, xDrive effectively nips over or under steering in the bud.

For the first time in a BMW, Dynamic Performance Control gives the BMW X6 unique new cornering qualities. Seamless drive distribution to the left- and right-hand rear wheels improves track stability, allowing the driver to enter bends more precisely and cross-accelerate faster with optimised grip when accelerating out. On slippery or uneven surfaces, Dynamic Performance Control provides the further advantage of an even safer and more stable traction.

And when xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control join forces, the result is a whole new dimension in driving dynamics.

The new V8 power unit with Twin Turbo technology and direct injection in the BMW X6 makes it the most powerful drive unit ever seen in a BMW X Model. The new eight-cylinder is impressive not only through its outstanding thrust and pulling force, but also through its compact dimensions.

To the very last detail, the BMW X6 offers a unique synthesis of exclusive luxury, sporting dynamics, and powerful style. A wide range of colours and materials highlight the sporting character of the BMW X6 and add to the individual style and personality of this unique vehicle.

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BMW India announces the opening of Infinity Cars showroom in Worli, Mumbai

Mumbai. BMW India announced the opening of Infinity Cars showroom in Worli, its dealership facility in Mumbai.
Infinity Cars brings to Mumbai the BMW standards of sales and service and the same international experience as any BMW dealership worldwide. The new showroom is located at Seth Motilal Sanghi Marg, opposite Nehru Planetarium in Worli and the workshop is located in Chembur. The showroom and workshop are headed by Ms. Pooja Choudary, Managing Director, Infinity Cars.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President, BMW India said, “Today we are proud to launch an innovative concept of a car showroom in India. This BMW showroom will be the first of its kind, split in two levels with a reception area on the ground floor, and a car display on the first floor that has evolved on the signature-BMW concept of street display and the pavement flanking alongside the customer area.”

“Our partnership with Infinity Cars in Mumbai has been very successful and is reflective of BMW’s efforts to connect with its consumers and provide high quality services that are at par with international standards. We are confident that this partnership in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, will significantly add momentum to our ambitions in India,” Mr. Kronschnabl added further.

The Infinity Cars showroom covers nearly 7000 sq ft of space and offers the customers a unique retail environment. All operations related to sales are efficiently covered from the space, which ensures comfort to the customer at the point of sales.
The approximate area of the Infinity Cars workshop in Chembur is 18,000 sq ft and has 9 service bays that can service 35 to 40vehicles a day.

Ms. Pooja Choudary, Managing Director, Infinity Cars said, “Working with BMW in Mumbai for the last two years has been a very enriching experience. It is an exciting opportunity for us as BMW symbolizes dynamic forward moving people and is among the most coveted premium brands in India. We are fully committed to this partnership and look forward to an exciting time ahead.”
As with every other BMW dealership, Infinity Cars has provided its staff intense training in management of sales, service, spare parts and business systems to ensure customers receive best-in-class pre and post sales ownership experience. A team of service engineers have also been trained at BMW’s training centers in Singapore, Malaysia and Germany.

BMW India

Headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region) BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group. The initial investment in India is 1.1 billion Indian Rupees.

The wide range of BMW in India include the establishment of a production plant in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres of the country.

In medium term, BMW India will employ around 200 people; up to 600 additional jobs will be created in the dealer and service network

On 29 March 2007, BMW India officially opened its production plant in Chennai. The BMW Plant Chennai produces the BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series Sedans in petrol and diesel variants and has a capacity to produce 3000 units per year on a single shift basis.

Presently, 12 dealers represent BMW in the Indian market; Bird Automotive (Gurgaon, NCR), Deutschen Motoren (New Delhi); Navnit Motors (Mumbai), Infinity Cars (South Mumbai); Krishna Automobiles (Chandigarh); Navnit Motors (Bangalore), Delta Motors (Hyderabad), Kun Exclusive (Chennai), Bavaria Motors (Pune), OSL Prestige (Kolkata), Parsoli Motors (Ahmedabad) and Platino Classic (Kochi) . Owing to an exuberant growth potential, BMW is hopeful of multiplying its annual sales volume and has already chalked out an extensive dealer strategy to support its plans.

BMW India will further strengthen the dealer network by stepping into Phase II, by expanding into the markets of Ludhiana, Bhubaneshwar, Jaipur and Coimbatore, by the end of 2009.

BMW dealerships presently display the BMW 3 Series (325i, 320i and 320d, 320d Highline) and BMW 5 Series (525i, 530i, 520d, 530d and 530d Highline) that are produced at the BMW Plant Chennai. BMW dealerships also display the BMW 6 Series (650i Coupé and 650i Convertible), BMW 7 Series (750Li), BMW X3 (X3 xDrive25i, X3 xDrive20d), the BMW X5 (X5 xDrive48i and X5 xDrive30d) and the BMW X6 (X6 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive30d) which are available in the country as CBU’s (completely built-up units). The BMW M3 Coupé, BMW M3 Convertible, BMW M5, BMW M6 Coupé, BMW M6 Convertible, BMW 6 Series Individual and BMW 7 Series Individual can also be ordered at BMW India dealerships.

BMW India has also established an International Purchasing Office (IPO) at its Headquarters in Gurgaon. The IPO will focus on the development of exports from India to the BMW Group International Production Network and there work towards increasing the sourcing share from India over the next years. The activities include the identification and assessment of potential suppliers taking into account BMW’s requirements for quality, technology and logistics. The IPO will explore procurement of production material (components) as well as IT and Engineering Services.

BMW Financial Services
BMW Financial Services is currently active in more than 50 countries worldwide offering competitive financial solutions for BMW and MINI customers. In 20 countries, BMW Financial Services offers its services through leading local banking and insurance partners.

BMW India has partnered with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for offering motor insurance and with ICICI Bank to offer customised financial solutions and ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Limited for leasing services for its customers. These products and services are offered through the BMW Financial Services.

Source: BMW India

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BMW X6 xDrive50i : Rs.82,90,000/-
BMW X6 xDrive30d : Rs.65,90,000/-

Note: Ex-showroom price excludes RTO registration charges, tax, insurance, handling charges; Octroi and entry tax (if applicable). Prices and options are subject to change.
At such a staggering price tag, i don't think the X6 will sell much.With the luxury SUV segment being dominated by the Q7, it's gonna be really tough for BMW to match Audi's sales.The X6 simply does not have the SUV charm that the Q7 has.
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Well, what would the buyers of the first two X6's brought to India by Delhi dealers? They asked 1.5crores, and both sold above 1 crore. Recently another Delhi importer was offering a X6 xD35d for 1crore +.

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Finally they get a proper showroom! Their workshop in Chembur is pretty good but you can't really use it to display cars.
But it's commendable that they intially had sales figures even better than Navnit minus a proper showroom. All thanks to a dedicated sales team and an excellent general manager who was ex-porsche dealership.

It beats me why BMW would launch the 8cyl 50i engine instead of the 6cyl 35i twin turbo petrol ! Both are almost similar in performance , the twin turbo costs much less, delivers better FE and it's torque makes it more fun to drive. Don't quite get the strategy of keeping a large gap between diesel and petrol models, even when it can easily be avoided.

Check out this link: BMW zips past Mercedes in India's luxury car market - Business News - News - MSN India - News

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At such a staggering price tag, i don't think the X6 will sell much.With the luxury SUV segment being dominated by the Q7, it's gonna be really tough for BMW to match Audi's sales.The X6 simply does not have the SUV charm that the Q7 has.
I believe X6 should not be compared with SUV segment, its a pure crossover and will have its own prospetive buyers.
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There is no need for 5.0L v8 for X6 in India at the momeny.. that other 3L TT engine is just great.. the same one as 335i sold in other places...

If BMW brings it here and prices it aroudn 60-70L then it might sell in real good numbers..
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