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Old 10th April 2021, 20:57   #31
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Is 45l ex showroom or on road expectation ?

At your budget after all discounts the 330i sport will be your best option.
However if you are open to the idea of a demo car, why don’t you try for a m sport 330i if it is less than 6-8 months and less than 5000kms run. Those additional features are worth it. Plus if you get a good deal you can use the additional money for bsi packages.
I’m sure many people here will discourage getting a demo car, especially the sporty 330 which is likely to have seen acceleration abuse but in the big 3 brands it hardly feels used. They are pretty solidly engineered. Just check the under chassis and suspension.

We got a 6 month 7000kms run e250d w213 for 15l lesser than the new car in 2014 instead of the bmw 320d we had in plan. It has completed 75000kms and after 6 years now is running like clockwork.

Between m- sport and sport, you might miss those added features in 2-3 years especially if you are planning to keep your car for 6-7 years. I am doing for my Jeep now. So just throwing in this idea

https://www.bmwusedcars.in/buy-used-...ies/16360.html

The link I’ve posted is for sport but 2 months back I saw the m sport listed. So you’ll have to be on the lookout.
And though it might overshoot your budget slightly the lwb 3 might start coming in another 3-4 months
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I would suggest the 330i. A 330i will be fun to drive with the 250+ bhp engine and the quick ZF8 gearbox. And BMWs are much reliable compared to other cars in the list.

As you do long road trips, I would avoid the XE. During the decision making process of buying my 330i GT, I had considered the XE as well. I got feedback from a few Jaguar owners that the cars are not reliable and when some breakdown happens, the cars have to wait at the dealership for at least a month for spare parts to arrive. I immediately dropped the XE from my list.
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I strongly suggest you should go for the 330i M-Sport. Since that variant has been around for a while now, you can get a good discount on that. Also, if you can extend your budget, do consider the 330Li M-Sport as well. For that money you get the amazing 360 degree camera from BMW & HUD among other things. I would not suggest to go for the C-Class as the new gen has been revealed globally and we can expect a launch in India in 2022 probably. Donít go for the A4, your money will be worth it more on a superb/new octavia.
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On the onset there are 2 serious car buyers on this 45Lac car buying thread, I'll list below as follows:

1. @familytraveller: you have 2 growing up boys, get the most VFM luxury SUV in this price bracket the Fortuner.

You'll not regret your decision even after many years.

2. @Amg1: Arre bhai why jump from a sedan to another sedan, (wohi dasturkhwan ki biryani, change the taste try Idris ki biryanihave a heart, give your parents a neta type badi gaadi (I'm sure your mother's kitty party friends will envy her).
For lucknow I'll suggest Fortuner too.

For both the above queries, also TD the Legander.

Happy shopping.

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Hello Bhpians,

We were in the same dilemma too. We had a budget of up to 50lakhs for a luxury brand too. There was no stock for the C class and 330i sport variant. Audi A4 was available and was giving good discounts. Infact we are taking delivery of it tomorrow. Except for it's front wheel drive, it has everything going for it. 330i lacked ambient lighting and Apple CarPlay which I wanted. A4 is not exactly a drivers car but as a family car it is a great all rounder.
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On the onset there are 2 serious car buyers on this 45Lac car buying thread, I'll list below as follows:

1. @familytraveller: you have 2 growing up boys, get the most VFM luxury SUV in this price bracket the Fortuner.

You'll not regret your decision even after many years.

2. @Amg1: Arre bhai why jump from a sedan to another sedan, (wohi dasturkhwan ki biryani, change the taste try Idris ki biryanihave a heart, give your parents a neta type badi gaadi (I'm sure your mother's kitty party friends will envy her).
For lucknow I'll suggest Fortuner too.

For both the above queries, also TD the Legander.

Happy shopping.

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Yes, SUV would be a welcome change and something we do aspire, though GLC and X3 are not coming even below 50L (Our budget is 45L or 50L Max if we can get a really good SUV). Parents don't like Ladder Frame SUVs as they find them rough compared to Crossovers/Sedans and too tall to climb in. You are bang on the change of bodystyle ( After Biryani for so many years, would like my parents to try Raheems Nihari too )
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Hello Bhpians,

We were in the same dilemma too. We had a budget of up to 50lakhs for a luxury brand too. There was no stock for the C class and 330i sport variant. Audi A4 was available and was giving good discounts. Infact we are taking delivery of it tomorrow. Except for it's front wheel drive, it has everything going for it. 330i lacked ambient lighting and Apple CarPlay which I wanted. A4 is not exactly a drivers car but as a family car it is a great all rounder.
Congratulations on your wonderful BuyWish you many happy Miles! Do treat us with an ownership review.

BMW Lucknow says no stock for regular 330i Sport now, just like what you mentioned. I feel, they are pushing people towards Gran Limo, sadly no discounts on them.

Can you please share the discounts and deal you got on your A4? Info would be very helpful to me.
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Audi A4 !

Timeless design, Awesome interiors , better built than the 3 , feature laden , boot space will be great for your trips - for the BMW there is no boot space at all.

And does a 37~40 lacs OTR for the A4 sound sweet ?

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Just some thoughts for further confusion:
AutocarIndia reviewed the new GLA. This seems like a promising contender + will also be the reason customers will see a heavily discounted Q2 & X1 in the future.

Similarly the launch of the new C towards the end of the year is what will make BMW discount the 320D a bit more, though the 330i has carved out its own market.

That being said, I believe Audi discounts are at their peak. So if you're interested in one, it could be a good time to buy (₹12-14L off on A4, 15-18L off on the A6).
These cars, though not as big on brand value in India (not globally) offer very good all round packages if you can stomach their service quality.
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Audi A4 !

Timeless design, Awesome interiors , better built than the 3 , feature laden , boot space will be great for your trips - for the BMW there is no boot space at all.

And does a 37~40 lacs OTR for the A4 sound sweet ?
37~40 lacs OTR for the A4 definitely sounds sweet!! If it is okay, can you share details of which dealership/contact is offering such a good price? This might help me close the car purchase process once for all.

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Just some thoughts for further confusion:
AutocarIndia reviewed the new GLA. This seems like a promising contender + will also be the reason customers will see a heavily discounted Q2 & X1 in the future.

Similarly the launch of the new C towards the end of the year is what will make BMW discount the 320D a bit more, though the 330i has carved out its own market.

That being said, I believe Audi discounts are at their peak. So if you're interested in one, it could be a good time to buy (₹12-14L off on A4, 15-18L off on the A6).
These cars, though not as big on brand value in India (not globally) offer very good all round packages if you can stomach their service quality.
That's a very attractive discount! Request to please share the dealership/contact details so that I may contact them for A4.

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37~40 lacs OTR for the A4 definitely sounds sweet!! If it is okay, can you share details of which dealership/contact is offering such a good price? This might help me close the car purchase process once for all.



That's a very attractive discount! Request to please share the dealership/contact details so that I may contact them for A4.

Request to MODS: Apologies for Back to Back posts. Request to please merge posts.
That was in Mumbai - dont know about Lucknow. Will get the details
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Hi, I am looking at buying a new car. Budget is around 45 Lakhs. Looking at Luxury brands only inspite of being aware of value that Superb, Octavia, Camry, Jeep etc give.

Hence our inclination towards sedan. I have shortlisted XE~330i>>C>>>A4 in the same order of preference.

My questions
1. Any other car that I should look at?

Thanks for your help
While I understand you are looking at sedans, I would suggest considering the luxury SUVs. They offer a lot more practicality which is needed for family trips, example higher ground clearance is needed on the roads less traveled.

Had the same budget and dilemma in 2019. Finally went ahead for the X1 over the F30 3 series. While it doesn't have a RWD and doesn't offer the stability/low drag the 3 would have offered, it has all the punch that you would need on Indian roads with the practicality.
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