Recently, we posted in detail about the all new BMW 3 series that is slated to be launched in India by the end of this year. Now, the aforementioned car has been spied in the country by Team BHP’s member Mad Monkey.
The car is expected to continue dominating over the segment and having more sales than its direct rivals like the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-class and Volvo S60. BMW R&D chief Klaus Draeger says making of the 3 series has been ‘BMW’s most ambitious engineering program to date.’ The exterior design cues of new 3-series seems to borrow heavily from the latest 5-series and the two best-selling models of BMW now have a familiar look ie. a unified appearance. The 5 series-like front end continues along heavily structured sides to a high-set rear and this gives the sedan a wedge-shaped profile. The interiors are typical BMW with the clean yet sophisticated centre console and chunky 3 spoke steering wheel.
Drive-trains are likely to be carried forward from the current 3 series but it will be safe to expect BMW to re-tune them in interest of an improved efficiency and more power. As we reported earlier BMW also has plans to set up a drivetrain plant in India and that will allow the carmaker to price the new 3-series more aggressively and make it more easier on the pocket. Again, as we reported earlier.