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Old 2nd August 2016, 06:03   #1066
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Many congratulations on the new ride. Speaking from personal experience let me guarantee something.

Once you get the hang of it, the low riding position, amazing visibility all around and the feeling of total control at the driver's seat, most other cars will feel pretty average to drive compared to the 3 series.
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Due to recent heavy rains, the roads became too crowded. Slowly getting used to the low seating position and the long bonnet. I agree with you that once I am used to it, it will be fun.
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Congrats on your petrol powered 3 buddy, looks great in the imperial blue shade. Drive safe and let's hit NH1 on a sunday morning for some piping hot breakfast.
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I am still not comfortable in driving this car after moving from Honda city. Daily commute has too much traffic and am more careful not to scratch the new car.
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That driving experience and that connection you feel to the machine is pretty unique in a BMW.
Guys we should really have a mini BMW meet in Delhi now with so many members here opting for the 3. A Sunday drive is the best way to enjoy this machine, get to know a few more people and ofcourse a much needed break from the daily chaos of Delhi.
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Guys we should really have a mini BMW meet in Delhi now with so many members here opting for the 3. A Sunday drive is the best way to enjoy this machine, get to know a few more people and ofcourse a much needed break from the daily chaos of Delhi.
yes, I agree with both drmohitg and coolboy007.
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Due to recent heavy rains, the roads became too crowded.
I know what you mean. Quite literally. I just made my way back from Gurgaon to Delhi and it suddenly started to rain like crazy.

Within no time most of the expressway was water logged and even when other vehicles passed me by, leaving a massive wash, my heart literally jumped in my mouth.

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Guys we should really have a mini BMW meet in Delhi now with so many members here opting for the 3. A Sunday drive is the best way to enjoy this machine, get to know a few more people and ofcourse a much needed break from the daily chaos of Delhi.
Yes, a meet will be wonderful. This is a little off topic, but I don't know if its just me because I see more 5 series models in Delhi than 3 (which kind of makes 3 a little more rare).

Maybe it's just me, but I feel the 3 looks a lot more aggressive at the front and a little bit more modern. Looks wise, I'd pick a 3 over the 5 any day of the week.
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I know what you mean. Quite literally. I just made my way back from Gurgaon to Delhi and it suddenly started to rain like crazy.
Well honestly if you have multiple cars at home. then during rains park this beast inside. Its not worth the risk.

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This is a little off topic, but I don't know if its just me because I see more 5 series models in Delhi than 3 (which kind of makes 3 a little more rare).

Maybe it's just me, but I feel the 3 looks a lot more aggressive at the front and a little bit more modern. Looks wise, I'd pick a 3 over the 5 any day of the week.
I think it is indeed the case. Even otherwise the 5 series possibly outsells the 3 series for BMW. Nevertheless the 5 does have a more mature neutral look to it now. The earlier 5 series was much more menacing looks wise. The new 3 definitely looks aggressive from the front. And the 5 series resembling tail lights look great too. I wasn't much of a fan of the earlier design of the tail lights in the E90.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post4012943 (June 2016 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis)

The 5 does outsell the 3 series.

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An interesting review by Overdrive: http://overdrive.in/reviews/2016-bmw...d-test-review/

Though this half a page review doesn't give us any real details, OD guys don't seem all gung-ho about it. Also, clearly OD has no idea that there is close to 10 lakhs discount available on the petrol model, which makes it a super deal.

Can anybody give us a review please? Or better still, an ownership review!

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Guys we should really have a mini BMW meet in Delhi now with so many members here opting for the 3. A Sunday drive is the best way to enjoy this machine, get to know a few more people and ofcourse a much needed break from the daily chaos of Delhi.

I concur!

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An interesting review by Overdrive: http://overdrive.in/reviews/2016-bmw...d-test-review/

Can anybody give us a review please? Or better still, an ownership review!

I will try and test drive it next time I'm at the dealer and do a comparison with the 328i for sure.
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An interesting review by Overdrive: http://overdrive.in/reviews/2016-bmw...d-test-review/

Though this half a page review doesn't give us any real details, OD guys don't seem all gung-ho about it. Also, clearly OD has no idea that there is close to 10 lakhs discount available on the petrol model, which makes it a super deal.

Can anybody give us a review please? Or better still, an ownership review!
I have started to write a small ownership review. Unfortunately, it will take a few more weeks to complete. In my daily commute of less than 20 kms to my office, there are so many signals and traffic, I hardly take my foot off the brakes. The below picture shows a little bit of the mileage and the average speed. Although I enjoy the drive and the super-silent engine, I have not experience the full driving experience of driving the BMW.
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Also, clearly OD has no idea that there is close to 10 lakhs discount available on the petrol model, which makes it a super deal.
Dear Abhi,

Is the 10 lakhs discount also available on the Prestige variant which is priced at 36.9 lakhs ex-showroom? If yes, it's indeed a super deal
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When I spoke to the dealer here in Chennai he indicated no more than 2-2.5 Lakhs discount on base 320D. Absolutely no discount on the X1. The X1 base variant comes priced almost 10 lakhs below 320D base on road.

Drove them back to back and found X1 way more comfortable and could not discern much difference in acceleration or ride quality between the two on regular city and highway roads. Of course, the 320D will probably reveal it's superiority around corners and up the twisties. Pretty much settled on base X1 but still a bit hesitant to pull the trigger wondering whether there will be deeper discounts towards the end of the year. The salesperson is warning that prices may actually go up by 1 to 1.5 lakhs on the X1 due to strong demand and it being a high value package compared to competition.
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Next gen BMW 3 series will also have BMWs plug-in hybrid called iPerformance, and it can be expected to follow just a few months after the petrol/diesel-powered models debut in 2018.

A pure electric variant could also be launched further down the road. BMWs engineers are reportedly working on installation of a 90 kWh battery pack that could give a zero emissions driving range of around 300 miles (480 km). This variant is likely to be named BMW 3 Series eDrive Sport.

Though it is still not clear when this fully electric will come to India . I suppose this will be the best competitor for Tesla 65 Kwh or 85 Kwh model S.

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When I spoke to the dealer here in Chennai he indicated no more than 2-2.5 Lakhs discount on base 320D. Absolutely no discount on the X1. The X1 base variant comes priced almost 10 lakhs below 320D base on road.

Drove them back to back and found X1 way more comfortable and could not discern much difference in acceleration or ride quality between the two on regular city and highway roads. Of course, the 320D will probably reveal it's superiority around corners and up the twisties. Pretty much settled on base X1 but still a bit hesitant to pull the trigger wondering whether there will be deeper discounts towards the end of the year. The salesperson is warning that prices may actually go up by 1 to 1.5 lakhs on the X1 due to strong demand and it being a high value package compared to competition.
The X1 entry model is in deed up for discussion with regards to upwards price revision.
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Test drive review of 320i LCI from Autocar India .

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-rev...-402715,0.aspx

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Dear Abhi,

Is the 10 lakhs discount also available on the Prestige variant which is priced at 36.9 lakhs ex-showroom? If yes, it's indeed a super deal
Yes I took a discount of almost Rs. 10 lac OTR (which includes exchange Bonus of 50k and my NCB of 50%) on prestige too!!! Please go through my thread .

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/luxury...restige-4.html (BMW: New X1 or 3-Series? EDIT: Now bought 320i Prestige)

@Mods - Please club my last two posts . Did it by mistake .

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Saw my BMW badge on the GT bonnet popping off slightly. Don't know how but any suggestions to what's the best way to fix this? Thanks
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Saw my BMW badge on the GT bonnet popping off slightly. Don't know how but any suggestions to what's the best way to fix this? Thanks
You can heat the badge with a heat gun or air dryer and pop it off, clean all the left over glue and then use Fevibond which is a rubber based adhesive to stick it back on. I had used the same adhesive on my Linea where a chrome strip was peeling off and it held the same strip without any issues for 3-4 years. The BMW logo should not have peeled off so soon, maybe some cleaning cloth got stuck and while pulling it off, the logo was pulled off as well.

Wondering if these windshield expert guys may have an even better glue, you can ask them to stick it on and pay a small tip.

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