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Old 4th July 2019, 11:32   #16
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BMW dealership are trying their best to keep their cool, possibly under advice of the new Indian leadership.

Faced with massive unsold inventory of existing cars, thy want to hold firm on the price of the new 3, and potentially only offer the m'sport, and luxury line trims.

Guys - buy out the 3gt petrol before they run out. crazy deals, and too awesome.

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BMW dealership are trying their best to keep their cool, possibly under advice of the new Indian leadership.

Faced with massive unsold inventory of existing cars, thy want to hold firm on the price of the new 3, and potentially only offer the m'sport, and luxury line trims.

Guys - buy out the 3gt petrol before they run out. crazy deals, and too awesome.
I am looking to upgrade from my Jetta. What is the best deal one can get on the gt?

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I am looking to upgrade from my Jetta. What is the best deal one can get on the gt?

See this article
https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...rs-suvs-412788


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BMW 3 Series, 3 Series GT - Benefits up to Rs 12.30 lakh
For those looking at buying a BMW’s entry-level sedan, dealers are offering benefits of up to Rs 12.3 lakh on the 2018 model year 320d, depending on availability of stocks. 2019 model year cars can now be had with benefits and discounts of up to Rs 9.8 lakh.
The 3 Series GT, on the other hand, is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 6.30 lakh, depending on the trim and engine selected. Both the 3 Series and the 3 GT share the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol and diesel engines. The latter model, which has a more spacious cabin owing to a longer wheelbase, has been discontinued in international markets, and will soon not be available in our market either.
The German brand is set to replace the current 3 Series in India with an all-new model later this year.

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7th-gen BMW 3 Series launch on August 21, 2019
That's my birthday

Also the same day back in 2012 had taken delivery of my F30 328i.

Im still open to buy the G20 on 21st August if they launch the M340i, but wish the top management of BMW India was as enthusiastic as the BMW brand.
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Guys - buy out the 3gt petrol before they run out. crazy deals, and too awesome.
I understand that it is a good ride the 3 GT, but we know for sure that the 3GT model is going to be discontinued. Would it be a value proposition if plonking that much amount of dough for a car that is not gonna be around long?
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Is the 3GT any different than 3 except for more space? Anyone know the prices of 3/3GT after discount?
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I understand that it is a good ride the 3 GT, but we know for sure that the 3GT model is going to be discontinued. Would it be a value proposition if plonking that much amount of dough for a car that is not gonna be around long?
Honestly, if they give their typical stock clearance discounts (6L ++) - it will offset any difference in resale if you hold on to the car for 5 years, and the interest on the money saved will cover a decent amount of maintenance as well.

The bigger issue though will be knowing your car is outdated - the interiors, features, etc. are all going to be upgraded in the new G20 3 series but if you can live with that - then it makes sense.

I know a bunch of people who've bought outgoing models at hefty discounts and they are very happy at the end of the day.

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BMW 3-Series (G20 spotted in Mumbai, prior to the India launch slated for August 21, 2019.
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The variant spotted was the 330i M-Sport which will be powered by a 2.0 litre petrol turbo engine that is likely to put out 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The other model on offer will be the 320d that will come with a 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine good for 190 hp and 400 Nm. Both engines will be mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels
7th-gen BMW 3-Series launch by mid-2019 EDIT : Now launched at Rs. 41.40 lakhs-2010bmw3series3.jpg

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BMW 3-Series (G20 spotted in Mumbai, prior to the India launch slated for August 21, 2019.

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BMW India has also started Pre-Bookings for G20 3 Series by listing it on their Official Website and F30 3 Series is no longer listed on their Official Website. You can check more information in my this post (BMW 320d & 328i : Official Review).
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7th-gen BMW 3 Series pre-bookings open

Thanks to BHPian HMV for sharing this information with other enthusiasts!

BMW has started accepting pre-bookings for the new 3 Series on its website. The seventh generation 3 Series is scheduled to be launched on August 21, 2019.

7th-gen BMW 3-Series launch by mid-2019 EDIT : Now launched at Rs. 41.40 lakhs-3-series-booking.jpg

The new 3 Series is based on the CLAR platform. It features a new kidney grille with re-profiled twin-pod headlamps on either side. The front bumper has been redesigned and features LED fog lamps. At the rear, the new 3 Series gets L-shaped LED tail lights and redesigned bumper.

BMW has also updated the interior of the 3 Series. It comes with a new dashboard with an 8.8 / 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster.

The outgoing 3 Series was offered with 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines producing 248 BHP and 188 BHP respectively. BMW is yet to announce the engine options for next generation 3 Series.

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7th-gen BMW 3 Series pre-bookings open

Thanks to BHPian HMV for sharing this information with other enthusiasts!

BMW has started accepting pre-bookings for the new 3 Series on its website. The seventh generation 3 Series is scheduled to be launched on August 21, 2019.


The outgoing 3 Series was offered with 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines producing 248 BHP and 188 BHP respectively. BMW is yet to announce the engine options for next generation 3 Series.
Spoke to the Bangalore dealer yesterday and he confirmed 21 august launch and they already have a car at their showroom (not on display yet).
And 330i (in MSport variant) is part of launch but will come at an onraod price of 60L :(
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So I took a small spin of the new 3 series, it was one of those cars with camo. And I chose to drive the 330i. I drove it only for about 20 mins, but here are my impressions -

Exterior wise it is certainly a bit more aggressive, the M sport kit looks nice. What I didn't like was the excessive chrome around the kidney grills. Wheels again are subjective, I found these wheels to be more like something to be offered on a sportline car rather than an M sport. But then again these are the same wheels available internationally on the M sport.

Interiors felt more modern, with the large idrive screen and the new instrument cluster. The weird interior trim felt plasticky, and looked like something befitting of a Hyundai. But that being said it was definitely a nice place to be.

As for the drive, the engine is the same as the outgoing 330i. Outright acceleration felt largely similar, with a bit too much of fake sound pumped in from the speakers (you can really notice it). Where I think there has been a big improvement is the suspension, it just feels so much more mature. The car was running on overinflated tyre pressures, and the ride quality was great, and so was the handling. It didn't feel a bit skittish like the earlier 3 series have felt, and just felt a lot more pliant.

The steering feel was good, but I felt it was a tad bit light even in sport mode.

After having the E90 and the F30, I think this is still a proper 3 series. Not too large, and fun to drive!
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So I took a small spin of the new 3 series, it was one of those cars with camo. And I chose to drive the 330i. I drove it only for about 20 mins, but here are my impressions -

Hey,
Wanted to know whether the M-sport 330i comes with M-sport exhaust as standard ?
How does it sound?
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60 lakhs for a 3 series? :o

I hope the automobile market continues to slump, and the government is forced to reduce their ridiculous taxes, and car manufacturers are forced to reasonably price their cars at a point which is atleast remotely close to the pricing of these cars abroad. India is automobile hell for car enthusiasts.
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BMW 3 Series with BSVI compliant petrol engine, and two diesel option as well.

Will be locally produced and come with 3 design schemes.

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