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Old 17th October 2011, 22:19   #76
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Will give you few points,

1. 3 Will be launched in Q1 2012, Auto Show launch is planned but they might do it early or later to avoid getting lost in a herd of launches, but it will be one of the greatest and game changing launches in the segment, expect others from various segments to get shivers,

2. I meant there are some fascinating variants which will make it into India not all at once but in a short time after the initial launch where it will open a whole new price ever seen in this segment since the first C-Class was launched.

3. Initially the base models will not come in, and M3 will be here Q3/Q4 2013 and nothing before that, but also expect the Coupe / Convertible and the GT in due course,

And for the post if you still need to see it here it is,

BMW and it's Small cars for India. (BMW India 2012 and premium small cars and perceptions!)

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You mentioned that base models will NOT come initially. and that Q3/4 2013 is when M3 makes its debut. Is the CE (the most sought after) somewhere in between the base models and M3 or after ? Are you able to give information on it if you have any ?

Secondly, are you able to divulge how exactly there would be a price war ? I dont see how BMW can reduce its prices drastically unless it starts manufacturing engines here, unless ofcourse that is what you are hinting at.
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Without complicating and confusing you, its mainly about economies of scale as volumes increase so will localisation, also expect some wonderful unheard of configurations, and base will not just be about a Corporate Edition, this time even an engine will define what base means, and that base will be like a road roller on a lot of cars,

The way a 3 always should be sold, will now be sold as it allows BMW along with the 5 the entire 7 year life cycle and it's growth applicable to the Indian market.

M3 will be the highest model in the 3 lineup, but there are whispers that the 3 coupe / convertible maybe called 4, this is a rumor as of now not my words, so don't hold me by it.

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You mentioned that base models will NOT come initially. and that Q3/4 2013 is when M3 makes its debut. Is the CE (the most sought after) somewhere in between the base models and M3 or after ? Are you able to give information on it if you have any ?

Secondly, are you able to divulge how exactly there would be a price war ? I dont see how BMW can reduce its prices drastically unless it starts manufacturing engines here, unless ofcourse that is what you are hinting at.
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What a mean looking beamer!!! Awesome design. On the inside, its an evolutionary step. The steering wheel looks feature rich but is it only me or does the dash look similar to the outgoing model?
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i did not understand but why i am getting the feeling that we are watching a hyundai over here with their new design theme taken forward ! sorry to say that , but i think now if it behaves like the new 5 , then we have lost a legend !
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i did not understand but why i am getting the feeling that we are watching a hyundai over here with their new design theme taken forward ! sorry to say that , but i think now if it behaves like the new 5 , then we have lost a legend !
hyundai? u joking right haha, from the side it looks similar like the old 3, at the rear it got resemblance of the 5 series, front hood the Z4 hump on bonnet, all this reminds u of hyundai?

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hyundai? u joking right haha, from the side it looks similar like the old 3, at the rear it got resemblance of the 5 series, front hood the Z4 hump on bonnet, all this reminds u of hyundai?

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jokes apart , the front is the most definable part of any car and it sure do look like a theme taken straight from an korean car .
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jokes apart , the front is the most definable part of any car and it sure do look like a theme taken straight from an korean car .
The germans are going flair with their designs now, so i guess we are not used to it, well at least the design has love it/hate it image like the bangled designed bmws for me i think its a very aggressive front end..

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i did not understand but why i am getting the feeling that we are watching a hyundai over here with their new design theme taken forward ! sorry to say that , but i think now if it behaves like the new 5 , then we have lost a legend !
I used to hate it as well when the CGI images were coming in. Look at post 45 on page 3. Its an actual photograph of the car and i absolutely love it in blood red.
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The Autocar review of the New 3-series! Enjoy

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Mod Note : Team-BHP's Review of the 2012 BMW 3-Series has been uploaded at this link (BMW 320d & 328i : Official Review). Please continue the discussion on the review thread. Thanks!

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