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Old 21st June 2021, 22:18   #76
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Can I get a new BMW transported from some other state at ex show room price (less discount)?
Most dealers here in the North at least have some sort of cartel and they will not bill to any other area except the territory they are assigned. This is for CKD models only. CBU's, one can buy anywhere. If the dealer outside your state has no such agreements, you can simply get the car on a temporary number and get it registered in your local city. Temporary registration charges are reasonable, less than 5K. Depending on the RTO, you may have to take the car for inspection first in your city. Usually, RTO agents can handle this for you, so it's easy. We regularly buy our company cars from Chandigarh and get registered in other cities based on the usage.

But, 330 should be in great demand and low availability so the discounts may not be enough to get into such hassles. If the difference is over 2 Lac probably, then only consider this route. Else sit with your local dealership with cheque, maybe speak to someone senior and final. Good luck
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Took a super bold decision to trade in my 2 year old X1 with this beauty. Mainly motivated due to the ongoing uncertainty with diesel cars in NCR. Lost ~8L over 2 years but still made sense given would have anyways lost 4L every year over a period of 10 years (on-road price was almost 40L). Also depreciation is heavier in initial years but got a good price given the on-road price has gone up by almost 7L now as compared to 2019.

The dealer just got an April manufactured 330i Sport a few days ago and sweetened the deal with some discounts (not as much as 2019 days though) at this time even when supply is heavily constrained and the car is pretty much out of stock across India. Negotiations took almost a week and finally took delivery today. The sunset orange color has started growing on me.

While I was quite satisfied with the X1, 330i is in a higher league when it comes to outright performance and insulation. Looking forward to enjoying a proper RWD sedan true to BMW DNA
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Old 26th June 2021, 11:56   #78
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Wow, congratulations.

It's raining 330i's on the forum! With a couple of heavy showers (340i's) Truly #AccheDin!

A detailed compariaon with the x1 would be interesting to read.

Cheers!
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Most dealers here in the North at least have some sort of cartel and they will not bill to any other area except the territory they are assigned. This is for CKD models only. CBU's, one can buy anywhere. If the dealer outside your state has no such agreements, you can simply get the car on a temporary number and get it registered in your local city. Temporary registration charges are reasonable, less than 5K. Depending on the RTO, you may have to take the car for inspection first in your city. Usually, RTO agents can handle this for you, so it's easy. We regularly buy our company cars from Chandigarh and get registered in other cities based on the usage.
In Jan, I was looking for 320D and there were just 2 available in South India. The dealer from Calicut, refused to sell out of state and asked me to get approval from KA dealers. Upon lot of persuasion, they agreed but did not seem very interested to sell. I dropped the idea and picked something that suited my needs. Guess each dealer has a territory assigned and they don't show much interest in selling outside their zone.

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Wow, congratulations.

A detailed compariaon with the x1 would be interesting to read.

Cheers!
Thank you so much. Yes, I do plan to share a detailed comparison when I get some magic time

Two queries I have:
  • The car has delivered a mean average of 12kmpl in city conditions (had done a reset just post delivery) as per the MID and has run for 200 kms now. However I understand it's also showing the mileage since the car was purchased (with the infinity symbol) which is 5.6kmpl now (was 4.9 kmpl when I took delivery). Since I took delivery at 26kms and now the car has done 200kms, the infinity mileage should be much closer to 9-10 kmpl and not 5.7. What am I missing?
  • What should be the running-in procedure for the 330i? Should I not engage in sports mode for now and drive in a sedate manner up to 80kmph?
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It may be due to idling during PDI etc. Don't reset the overall consumption reading and just drive on for 5000km and then we will see.

Breaking in restrictions are in the owner manual. I took it easy during first 1500km. No Sport mode in first 1000km and even during the next 500, tried it very briefly. Also, I was very gentle on throttle in first 1000 and drove at varying speeds, did not use cruise control also.

Now the ODO is at ~16300, even now I take it easy after a cold start until the coolant needle moves to the regular mark, which takes a whooping ~2.5km. In comparison, the GTI engine warms up pretty fast, within ~800m.

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Took a super bold decision to trade in my 2 year old X1 with this beauty.
Final damages please?
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Final damages please?
Have sent you a personal message. Cheers!
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Ö and has run for 200 kms now.
This might be a pure coincidence of course but as per your image (a bit blurred), it seems its the ďdistance to emptyĒ fuel readout thatís reading 200 kms. Iím assuming youíre not mixing the two figures?

If you happen to manually measure fuel efficiency using the full tank to full tank refuel method please do share the figures here. Will be good to know what kind of FE the 330i delivers in urban traffic conditions.

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It seems 330i is out of stock. Looking at buying 330i Sport version during the festive season. The only thing that I will probably miss in this version is Apple Car play and android auto. Is it possible to get it enabled in sport version at an extra charge or even complimentary?
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It seems 330i is out of stock. Looking at buying 330i Sport version during the festive season. The only thing that I will probably miss in this version is Apple Car play and android auto. Is it possible to get it enabled in sport version at an extra charge or even complimentary?
Please get the M340i.
I got the 330i 2 years ago only because there was no 340i back then.
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Please get the M340i.
I got the 330i 2 years ago only because there was no 340i back then.
Totally Agree, go for it. you will get the required apple car play, HUD, Laser Lights and what not?
And in current booking (open now), there is accessories package you can select and will get a decent discount unto 2Lakhs. I think the buy back of Wheels are given back as discount.
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I am also in the market for either a 330i M Sport or a wait for the New C class, I am working from home and don't need a daily car now, so for now waiting till i can get a good deal or need to go back to office daily.
For me the car will be a primary daily driver and i don't see the value in the 340i for daily use. yes it may sound better the power however will almost never be used. Ive driven the 330i extensively and its plenty powerful for the city (more than plenty) and quite a bit for the highway drive as well. Why fork up the extra 20+Lac for something they may never be put to use..
Don't get me wrong if i had the $$ lying around or if i enjoyed the occasional trackday yes maybe. I rented a porsche on my travels once and enjoyed driving it. both the 330i and the C250d are powerful enjoyable car's in their space why pay more?
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It seems 330i is out of stock. Looking at buying 330i Sport version during the festive season. The only thing that I will probably miss in this version is Apple Car play and android auto. Is it possible to get it enabled in sport version at an extra charge or even complimentary?
AFAIK it cannot be enabled. bimerpost however is abuzz with news about a G20 facelift in testing with the new idrive version with has all of the good things. hopefully it will come in along with the new C Class later this year..
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Hi folks,

Looking for a used G20 330i with a budget of 35 Lakhs, just wanted to ask if the budget is sufficient or am I being too optimistic?

Love to hear some advice.
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