The convertible from the BMW 3 series entered Indian shores some days back. The vehicle is expected to be sold in the Indian auto market from the beginning of next year. Recent reports also indicate that a new variant of the sedan from the BMW 3 series is also expected towards the middle of 2012 from this auto giant. Three variants of the 2012 edition of the BMW 3 Series have been made available in European markets and include the Sport, Modern and Luxury variants. Changes have been mostly given to the exteriors of the car that has been launched in markets abroad. The performance aspect as well as the engine specifications has been left mostly unchanged for the new variants. Similar versions of the vehicle launched in Europe having similar specifications as well is expected to make its journey to India with the consumers given the right to have the models customized.
The 320i version has been made available with a four cylinder petrol engine whereas a four cylinder diesel engine has been provided to the 320d. The 330i versions come having a petrol engine with six cylinders. As has been mentioned earlier, the major changes that have been given to the new versions are mostly to the exteriors. Major changes have been made to the design of the headlamps and the grille. Redesigning the headlamps as well as providing it with a new grille has given the vehicle a rather cute look but at the same time, its classy image has been maintained. The headlamps and the grille have been integrated together using a ring-shaped link at the center. The sports variant has been provided with exteriors in exclusive black color with the same color used to finish the interior. The Luxury variant has its exteriors highlighted with chrome inserts that have been provided and this lends a unique appeal to the vehicle. The Modern variant makes significant use of Aluminium metal in lines with the recent consumer demand for lightweight effects on their vehicles.
Interiors of the vehicles have always been provided with vintage leather that has helped in providing a classy look. The same is now going to be made even more attractive with special color tones helping in giving the car an awesome finish. The only thing that can be said about the interiors of all the three versions is that that they have been rendered an exquisite touch.
As far as the performance of the engines in all the three variants go, the 320i with its four cylinder petrol engine generates peak power and torque of 154Bhp and 200Nm respectively. Good numbers are delivered by the 330i with its six cylinder petrol engine having maximum power of 254Bhp and peak torque of 300Nm. The highly acclaimed four cylinder diesel engine of the 320d from BMW delivers maximum power and peak torque of 181Bhp and 380Nm respectively. It is also expected from the car manufacturer that it is also going to bring in a convertible version of the BMW 3 series just after it has launched the current variants.