|2012 BMW F30 3 Series sedan India launch date : August 3|
2012 BMW F30 3 Series launch date in India :
The official news reports from the Bavarian motor works have that the new 2012 BMW F30 3 Series sedan will be launched in India by the 3rd of August. After the testing rounds being done for sometime now, the car will be unveiled officially on the 27th of July and buyers will get a chance to test drive it only after the market launch scheduled on the 3rd of August.
A few cars have found residence in top BMW dealerships across India for test driving purposes. The pricing and complete details on functional and other features will be released after the launch.
The BMW 3 series has been one of the most successful products for the German automobile giant and now the company has high hopes of the new 3 series doing well in Indian market. BMW has done apt changes for the 3 series considering the needs of the prospective buyers in India.
Key changes in 2012 BMW 3 series :
Most of the owners handover their vehicle to their driver and occupy rear seats. This is where BMW has scored well. For ensuring a comfortable travel the new 3 series sedan offers 8 mm more headroom, 18 mm more legroom and 15mm of additional knee room compared to the previous model. The vehicle has become lighter by 40 kilograms.
The new 3 series sedan has its wheelbase increased by 50mm, length by 93mm, width at the front by 37 mm and the width at the rear by 47mm.
2012 F30 BMW 3 series India variants :
The new BMW 3 series sedan will be available in four variants namely, 318d, 320d, 320i and 328i. The market launch will have only the 320d and 328i, followed by the launch of the rest of the variants later.
The new 2012 BMW 3 series sedan will be brought to India in CKD route and the assembling work is taken care by the manufacturer's Chennai plant.
2012 F30 BMW 3 series diesel variant engine :
Reports have that BMW will launch the new F30 3 series sedan in diesel guise followed by the petrol model. The well proved and tested 2 liter, four cylinder turbo diesel engine that outputs 184 Bhp of peak power and 380 Nm of peak torque will power the diesel variant.
With a top speed of 235 kmph, the F30 sedan does an impressive 0 to 100 kmph sprint in just 7.5 seconds. A six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic gearbox is available as transmission options.
2012 F30 BMW 3 series promotions :
Recently, BMW lost its No 1 position in the Indian luxury car market to its country-rival Audi as per last month's sales report. Now, the company is looking forward to win its place back and the 2012 BMW 3 series seems to be a good bid.
BMW has kick-started a number of promotional activities for the 2012 F30 3 Series. The car is being showcased in leading shopping malls across the country. The car is also being advertised in leading newspaper dailies. The manufacturer has launched a micro-site for the vehicle with a countdown timer for its launch. Check out the teaser image of the 2012 BMW F30 3 series sedan below