BMW has silently added the 320d variant again in the 3 Series lineup. It is priced at Rs 42.10 Lakh (ex-showroom India). This variant was available earlier but it was discontinued in March 2020.
Apart from this, BMW has also increased the prices of other variants By Rs 60,000. Here, have a look at 3 Series's variant line-up:-
2020 BMW 3 Series
Old BS6 Price
New BS6 Price
Rs 41.40 lakh
Rs 41.70 lakh
Rs 42.10 lakh
320D Luxury Line
Rs 46.90 lakh
Rs 47.50 lakh
Rs 47.90 lakh
Rs 48.50 lakh
*All prices are ex-showroom pan-India.
2020 BMW 3 Series: Powertrain
Under the hood, the BMW sport gets the well-known 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which churns out 190PS of max power and 400Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox which supplies the engine output to the rear wheels.
BMW claims that 320d can touch from 0 to 100kmph in impressive 6.8 seconds.
What does it offer?
BMW 3 Series 320d gets all the goodies that 330i offers. It includes automatic LED headlight, rain-sensing wiper, an 8.8-inch i-Drive infotainment system, three-zone climate control, drive modes, electrically adjustable front seats with driver seat memory function, cruise control, launch control, tire pressure monitoring system, etc. Strangely, it doesn't offer Apple carplay connectivity support, which nowadays is also available in entry-level cars like Renault Kwid & Datsun Redi-Go.
In comparison to the 330i Sport variant, it misses out the M-sport steering wheel. On the other hand, it lacks some prominent features like ambient lighting, a 10.25-inch i-Drive touchscreen infotainment system, apple carplay,and hands-free parking (park assist) compared to the luxury line variant.
On the safety front, it gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), front & rear parking sensors, and a reverse camera.
In the Indian market, the BMW 3 Series rivals the Jaguar XE and Mercedes Benz C-class. Soon BS6 iteration of Audi A4 will join the race.
The BMW 3 Series 320d has always been known for its fun to drive nature. With, this new 320d Sport variant, it is expected to carry the same legacy. On the price point, it is almost Rs 5.4 lakh cheaper than the 320d Luxury Line trim, which makes it a good value for money package.