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Old 16th February 2021, 22:06   #76
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Somehow I totally agree with your views. Why not 340i over M3 considering the price. While M3 would be a dream, 340i can be a daily car v/s M3. And the grill maynot be of everyoneís taste.

PS : congratulations on your booking 👌HUD is standard I guess?

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The 340i will be 75 to 80 on road, but the new M3 is going to be around 1.2 ex showroom. I would be very surprised if the on road price of the G80 is less than 1.4 cr.

I personally prefer sleeper cars! Unassuming , understated but capable ! My preference is towards a reasonable day to day ride quality, suitability as a family car and straightline performance only. Hence my perception of value is biased towards the 340i. I asked the dealer to give me the cheapest inline 6 engined car that BMW makes or likely to make soon. My prayers were answered by the M340i X Drive
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Old 16th February 2021, 23:27   #77
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Nice to know you already got an opportunity to test drive it? How was it? Look forward to a detailed feedback on your test drive

Btw, i couldn't help notice. if the tank capacity is same as US version then it should be around 14.4 Gallons (54 Liters) and going by the DTE then looks like it's giving 4.25kmpl

Someone is driving that M340i really hard
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Old 17th February 2021, 11:43   #78
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14.4 Gallons (54 Liters) and going by the DTE then looks like it's giving 4.25kmpl

Someone is driving that M340i really hard
I don't think we have a culture at dealerships to send the cars filled fully and the DTE that we see, fluctuates a lot depending on the preceding few km's that we do.

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I don't think we have a culture at dealerships to send the cars filled fully and the DTE that we see, fluctuates a lot depending on the preceding few km's that we do.
That is a brand new car with total odometer reading of 69kms. And, individual reading (which is trip meter reading) is showing the same number and DTE is 159kms

I'll be surprised if a brand new car is not filled to the top
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I'll be surprised if a brand new car is not filled to the top
Exactly, not in India. Unlike west, where itís usually a norm to keep cars always filled to the top, here drivers go and get fuel for a couple of thousands. Maybe they have a daily budget. At least, thatís what I have seen with most premium dealerships in North.

For the guys on the fence, online booking starts around 5th. Something exciting for early bookings.
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Old 17th February 2021, 21:23   #81
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For the guys on the fence, online booking starts around 5th. Something exciting for early bookings.
Few doubts. I have seen people mentioning discounts upto the tune of 15 to 20% in luxury brands, which I presume would start after some 3 to 6 months after being introduced. But as you mentioned above, will will early bookings get better deals when compared to some 6 months down the lane?

Also how will be the A class sedan A35 AMG, which may come this year. Also saw a report that 2022 C-class would be getting interiors like S class with the large central screens. Link below.


Considering the fact that Mercedes should have an upper hand in terms of interiors, is there a drastic difference in drive feel between BMW & Mercedes, which makes BMW a better buy?
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Old 17th February 2021, 21:47   #82
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I have seen people mentioning discounts upto the tune of 15 to 20% in luxury brands
Not going to happen, at least in 2021 on this. Currently apart from S, E and probably X1, nothing else carries such discounts. Waiting to get an M340 at a discount will be wrong. Instead be the first one to get an AWD, M4 beater before anyone else.


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how will be the A class sedan A35 AMG, which may come this year. Asaw a report that 2022 C-class would be getting interiors like S class with the large central screens.is there a drastic difference in drive feel between BMW & Mercedes, which makes BMW a better buy?
Wrong question, the difference will be day and night. You need to feel the ‘G’ on this car. If somebody hasn’t experienced such acceleration, chances are they can throw-up sitting at passenger seat. No body is going to buy this car for interiors or screens. If you are looking for an all purpose car, that drives fast and feels nice, this is not. Wait for few weeks and have a test drive and then post your views here
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Also how will be the A class sedan A35 AMG, which may come this year. Also saw a report that 2022 C-class would be getting interiors like S class with the large central screens. Link below.
https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=bdoTvFwHctM

Considering the fact that Mercedes should have an upper hand in terms of interiors, is there a drastic difference in drive feel between BMW & Mercedes, which makes BMW a better buy?
From my experience discounts on Beemers typically start the year after the launch year, the company keeps newly launched models somewhat protected from deep discounts for a period of time after launch. Considering the generation is very new (G20) and the 3-series in India is getting the six cylinder treatment for the first time since 2010 (E90 330i),demand is likely to be robust. I would think the 340is will be in limited supply since the CKD kits are in demand globally. So in short, donít anticipate deep discounts unless the initial pricing is over the top.

Also if you love driving, there is simply no substitute for the BMW in-line sixes. The A and C class Mercs will most likely not offer the 6-cylinder treatment in India.
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Its finally the Opportune moment to Announce that earlier today I received an "Official" (Probably the 1st in India) Booking Confirmation (& received an Order No.) for my BMW M340i (Tanzanite Blue II Metallic)

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The unofficial booking (With Booking Amount) had happened sometime back in the 2nd Half of 2020 (Definitely the 1st in India).

In addition to the Specs. mentioned in Post #37 (Which are all true with the addition of an Harman Kardon Music System) were known to me since a while but had to keep silent due to multiple reasons.

Also happy to announce that my car has been manufactured.

Really looking forward to the Delivery

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Congratulations once again, Karan. I hope you get the first delivery too.
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Congratulations Karan ! I have also booked my M340i in Tanzanite Blue ! Looks like we are getting Twins

Eagerly awaiting the official launch!
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Congratulations once again, Karan.
Turbanator Saab many thanks for your good wishes & support.

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I hope you get the first delivery too.
More than getting the 1st Delivery (which would be nice too) for me its more essential to take delivery on an auspicious day. However, lets hope for the best

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Congratulations Karan ! I have also booked my M340i in Tanzanite Blue ! Looks like we are getting Twins

Eagerly awaiting the official launch!
Hey, Congrats to you too my friend for your booking
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Congratulations Karan, Finally the long wait is coming to the end.

IMO, your parking is going to be a treat to the eyes, The E46, The F30, And Now The G20.

As @Turbanator has already said, I also have a strong hunch that yours going to be the first one.
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Its finally the Opportune moment to Announce that earlier today I received an "Official" (Probably the 1st in India) Booking Confirmation (& received an Order No.) for my BMW M340i (Tanzanite Blue II Metallic)
Congratulations Karan! Wonderful choice and looking forward to the ownership review.
What’s the interior color choice?
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