BMW India has introduced the 320d Sport variant in India under the 3 Series once again, at a price tag of Rs 42.10 lakh (ex-showroom). The entry-level diesel variant of the BMW portfolio in India was previously on sale but was dropped from the line-up back in March 2020.
The 320d Sport is positioned below the 320d Luxury line in the 3 Series range. The 320d was originally launched during the debut of the seventh-gen 3 Series in India for Rs 41.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
Exterior and Interior highlights
Other than the powertrain, the diesel-powered 320d Sport hardly differs from the petrol-powered 320i Sport. Exterior highlights of the BMW 320d Sport remain identical to its gasoline counterpart which includes elements such as all LED lighting and 17-inch alloy wheels. In terms of features as well, both the variants share a similar equipment list which consists of launch control, cruise control, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, 3-zone climate control, powered front seats, driver-seat memory function, sunroof and an 8.8-inch touchscreen, to name a few.
On the safety front, the 320d is equipped with six airbags, ABS, ESC, traction control, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. However, it has a few notable misses too like ambient interior lighting, Apple CarPlay, a digital instrument screen, the larger 10.25-inch touchscreen, parking assist and hands-free parking, all of which are available on the higher-spec 320d Luxury Line variant.
Powertrain & Transmission
Propelling the BMW 320d Sport is a familiar 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, compliant with the latest emission norms and cranks out 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. Paired to an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox as standard, the model can sprint from 0-100kmph in 6.8 seconds.
In terms of pricing, the 320d Sport is the second most affordable variant in the BMW 3 Series line-up, costing Rs 40,000 more than the 330i Sport (Rs 41.70 lakh, ex-showroom). The higher-spec 320d Luxury Line can be yours for a premium of Rs 5.4 lakh over the 320d Sport. The BMW 3 Series currently competes with the likes of Mercedes-Benz C- Class and the Jaguar XE with the new-gen Audi A4 yet to be re-introduced in the Indian market.