BMW has launched its latest offering in India – BMW 320d Edition Sport – expanding its footprint in one of the fastest growing car markets in the world.
BMW has been having a presence in India for quite a few years now, but it has been increasingly focusing its attention in the market considering that appetite for luxury cars is growing and new players from around the world are also launching their cars in India.
The latest move expands BMW’s highly popular 3 Series lineup with the 320d Edition Sport priced at iRs 38.60 lakh (ex-showroom). BMW is manufacturing the 320d Edition Sport locally in India at its Chennai plant.
The BMW 320d Edition Sport brings with it with a pack of addition comfort and safety features along with a more responsive powertrain. On the exterior, the sporty high-gloss black treatment adds more to its appeal.
Under the hood, the BMW 320d Edition Sport features the same 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that does duty to the regular model. Though, BMW has tuned this motor for achieving better power and performance. Paired with BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic gearbox, this turbocharged unit can do 0-100kmph in just 7.2 seconds while maintaining a top speed of 250kmph. The auto box comes with steering mounted paddle shifter. The new 3 Series variant churns out a maximum power output of 188bhp against 400Nm torque between 1750 – 2500rpm.
Features such as standard control functions and driving modes make it a more fun to drive machine. The new 3 Series variant offers four driving modes – Comfort, ECO PRO, Sport and Sport+. The saloon also gets brake-energy regeneration, auto start-stop 50:50 weight distribution and electronic power steering. Mileage figure of the 320d Edition Sport stands at 22.69kmpl.
Sporting high-gloss black treatment along the grille, headlamps and bumper, the BMW 320d Edition Sport looks slightly different from the standard model. The saloon comes in a choice of one non-metallic – Alpine White – and two metallic shades – Mediterranean Blue and Black Sapphire. Inside, the premium material quality and multiple upholstery combinations give a sporty appeal to the sedan. One can choose from three seat upholstery options – Sensatec Black/Red highlight, Black and Sensatec Veneto Beige and Veneto Beige.
Feature-wise, the BMW 320d Edition Sport comes loaded with a 6.5-inch colour display with CD drive, iDrive controller, BMW Apps, Bluetooth and USB/AUX IN connectivity, park distance control (PDC)and rear view camera. On safety front, the car gets 6 airbags, ABS with brake assist, cornering brake control (CBC) and dynamic stability control (DSC) with dynamic traction control (DTC). Features such as side-impact protection, Run-flat tyres (RFT) with reinforced sidewalls, ISOFIX child seat mounting, electronic vehicle immobiliser, emergency spare wheel and crash sensor are also on offer.