The BMW pavilion at the Auto Expo witnessed a large crowd as they had something for almost every car as well as bike enthusiasts. On one side, people were treated to the views of the complete M performance range as well as the i8 from the German automobile manufacturer while on the other hand were the BMW Motorrad bikes that included the S1000 RR, the R1250 GS and the eagerly anticipated G310 R. Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also graced the pavilion as the brand ambassador for the launch of the all new 7 series that was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo. While we did focus on some specific products from the BMW pavilion, here we will be talking about the other products such as the X3 M Sport, M4 performance, M6 GranCoupe, X6 M and the i8.
BMW X3 M Sport
The X3 M sport is the standard X3 model with an additional M-kit to the pack. This includes the popular M tag that can be seen at various places in and around the car such as the badging on the front grille, side panels, back of the vehicle, steering wheel, speedometer and tachometer, gear lever, door sill and so on. The package also includes distinctly designed front and rear bumpers. Powering the X3M is the same 3.0 litre diesel engine as the X3 which produces a maximum power output of 190 hp at 4000 rpm while the peak torque of 560 Nm comes up at 1500-3000 rpm. This engine sends power to the wheels with the help of an 8 speed steptronic sport transmission.
BMW M4 Performance
Based on the 3 series platform, the M4 performance is a coupe from BMW. The M4 is powered by a 3.0 litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power output of 431 hp at 5500-7300 rpm while the peak torque of 550 Nm comes up at 1850-5500 rpm. Transmission duties are taken care of by a six speed double clutch automatic transmission. Apart from the M badging on various parts of the interior and exterior, the M4 also comes with the traditional decals of the M badge. The M4 is available in the following colour options: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Silverstone, Mineral White, Mineral Grey, Austin Yellow, Yas Marina Blue and Sakhir Orange. The M4 retails in India at a price of Rs. 1.22 crore (Ex-showroom).
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is the performance version of the standard 6 series Gran Coupe. Powering the M6 Gran Coupe is a 4.4 litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power output of 560 hp at 6000-7000 rpm while the peak torque of 680 Nm comes up at 1500-5750 rpm. Transmission duties are performed by a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The car accelerates from naught to 100 in 4.2 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 305 kmph. The M6 Gran coupe is available in 9 colour options which are Silverstone, Black Sapphire, Jatoba, Space Grey, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Singapore Grey, Sakhir Orange, San Marino Blue and Alpine White.
BMW X6 M
The BMW X6 M is a performance variant of the standard BMW X6. The engine that powers this performance based SUV is a 4395 cc twin turbo 8 cylinder petrol engine which produces a maximum power output of 575 hp at 6000-6500 rpm while the peak torque of 750 Nm comes up at 2200-5000 rpm. Transmission duties are performed by an 8 speed steptronic gearbox. Other features of the M performance package include M drive, multifunction M leather wrapped steering wheel, carbon fibre trims on the exterior, signature M double kidney grille with black accents and a 16 Harman Kardon speaker setup on the inside. The X6 M comes with a price tag of Rs. 1.6 crore (Ex-Showroom).
The i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car from the German automobile manufacturer. Launched by BMW India in February last year, the i8 comes to Indian shores through the CBU route with a price tag of Rs. 2.29 crores (Ex-Showroom). Powering the i8 is a 1499 cc 3 cylinder petrol engine that comes mated to an electric motor. While the petrol engine produces 231 hp and 320 Nm of torque, the electric motor produces 131 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 6 speed steptronic automatic gearbox. This plug-in hybrid sprints from 0-100 in 4.4 seconds. The electric motor has a top speed of 120 kmph while the electric cum petrol motor goes up to speeds of 250 kmph.
Check out the complete image gallery for the BMW X3 M Sport, M4, M6 GranCoupe, X6 M and i8 below: