The new BMW 3 Series Shadow Editions has been launched in India. The two new variants underline the dynamic driving experience and modern appeal of the new BMW 3 Series. The two exclusive design schemes – Edition Sport Shadow and M Sport Shadow Edition offer options that meet individual requirements. The new BMW 320d Edition Sport Shadow is available in diesel option while the BMW 330i M Sport Shadow Edition is available in petrol option. The ex-showroom prices are as follows –
- BMW 320d Edition Sport Shadow : INR 41, 40, 000
- BMW 330i M Sport Shadow Edition : INR 47, 30, 000
The new BMW 3 Series Edition Shadow is available in Alpine White (non-metallic) and in the following metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire and Sunset Orange. The exclusive (metallic) Mediterranean Blue is available in Sport Shadow Edition and Estoril Blue in Edition M Sport Shadow.
The range of upholstery combinations in the new BMW 3 Series Edition Shadow has:
- Sensatec Black/Red highlight
- Black and Sensatec Veneto Beige
- Veneto Beige
The range of upholstery combinations in the new BMW 3 Series Edition M Sport Shadow has:
- Leather ‘Dakota’ Veneto Beige/Oyster dark highlight
- Veneto Beige/Black, Leather Dakota Cognac/Brown highlight
- Black, Leather Dakota Black/Blue highlight
- Black and Leather Dakota Black/Red highlight
The Sport Shadow Edition and the M Sport Shadow Edition get numerous black design elements on the exterior. The exclusively designed, distinctive kidney grille in high-gloss black is flanked directly by adjoining LED headlights with darkened surround. The exclusive dark shadow effect on the headlight is aimed to add even more sporting flair to the front. The L-shaped rear lights become even more clearly defined with darkened LED rear lights. The tailpipes get a Dark Chrome finish, while the wheels are 18″ alloys. New in the range is Sunset Orange – a contemporary interpretation of the fiery colour.
Inside, Edition Sport Shadow’s features Sports Seat, interior trim in Fine-wood trim Ash Grain and highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome, red contrast stitching on the Sport Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Paddles, and a vehicle key designed in red decorative trim.
M Sport Shadow Edition’s interior features leather Sport Seats and interior trim strips in Dark Aluminium Carbon with Pearl Chrome. As an exclusive feature, the vehicle key is designed with M strip. The interior features an extremely sporty ‘M’ style cockpit design with the addition of Multifunction Instrument Display and M Leather Steering Wheel. Doorsill finishers with M logo complete the exclusive M Sport package. Both variants are equipped with an instrument panel with new, distinctive contrast stitching.
Mechanically, the two-litre four cylinder petrol engine of BMW 330i M Sport Shadow Edition produces an output of 252 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1,450 –4,800 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 5.8 seconds. The two-litre four cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 320d Edition Sport Shadow produces an output of 190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 7.2 seconds. The engines come mated to a eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. The transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters.
The new BMW 3 Series Shadow Editions come with a Launch Control function as standard. Further enhancing these dynamics is the addition of the variable sport steering offered for the first time in BMW 330i M Sport Shadow Edition.
The safety net on the new BMW 3 Series Shadow Editions include six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Side-impact Protection, ISOFIX child seat mounting, Runflat tyres with reinforced sidewalls, emergency spare wheel, electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor.
BMW EfficientDynamics brings features such as Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver is able to choose between different driving modes (ECOPRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) to suit diverse driving conditions.
The new BMW 3 Series Shadow Editions come with BMW ConnectedDrive features such as:
- BMW Navigation System Professional with 3D maps (integrated Global Positioning System-GPS) (in BMW 330i M Sport Shadow Edition)
- BMW Apps
- Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB connectivity
- Rear View Camera along with Park Distance Control (PDC) Rear (in BMW 320d Edition Sport Shadow)
- PDC Rear and Front (BMW 330i M Sport Shadow Edition)
The iDrive touch controller with handwriting recognition and a 22.3 cms colour display, DVD drive and integrated hard drive (20GB) features in M Sport Shadow Edition. In the M Sport Shadow Edition, the control display in conjunction with the Navigation system Professional now also has touch functionality and Apple Car Play with wireless integration. It also features multifunction instrument display along with BMW Head-up Display which offers the driver choice of various different digital display options.