BMW 3 Series began to exude its magical presence in 2007. Read the review to know the features & specifications of BMW 3-Series - 320i, 325i and 320d.

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German luxury carmaker, BMW, rolled out the sedan model of its '3 Series' in India in March 2007. The sedan boasts of good ride and handling, promises high level of comfort to its occupants and delivers excellent performance. The luxury car is available in both petrol and diesel versions. The interactive chassis and finely tuned suspension system of BMW 3 Series sedan promise a pleasurable driving experience. The automobile boasts of outstanding build quality, which is second to none. The impressive interiors add to the grandeur of the sedan.

Engine
The 320i model of BMW 3 Series has a powerful 1995cc petrol engine, which churns out a power of 115 kW @ 6400 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 3600 rpm. A maximum output of 158 kW @ 6500 rpm and a torque of 246 Nm @ 4000 rpm are delivered by the 325i petrol variant. On the other hand, the diesel model of BMW 3 Series - 320d - is powered by 1995cc 4-cylinder engine, which pumps out a power of 130 kW @ 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 350 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm. The four-cylinder petrol engines of BMW 3 Series boast of remarkable responsiveness. Good fuel economy and strong acceleration are guaranteed by the gasoline engines. Technical innovations, such as double-Vanos and Valvetronic, ensure high performance. On the other hand, the diesel driven model of BMW 3 Series - 320d - comes equipped with new-generation common rail inject technology, which provides good fuel efficiency and smooth running. All the three engines of BMW 3 Series offer good mileage.

Design And Comfort
The sporty design of BMW 3 Series distinguishes it from other vehicles in its class. The sedan model flaunts BMW's trademark double-kidney shaped front grille. Clear-lens xenon swivel headlights wrap around the corners of the frontage, thereby emphasizing width and sporty stance of the car. Adding to its dynamic appearance are the short overhangs. The L-shaped taillights and chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets accentuate the rear portion of the car. BMW 3 Series sedan models have a seating capacity of four adults.

Interiors
The interiors of BMW 3 Series models are designed to offer the blend of luxury and practicality. The richly appointed interiors are adorned with sleek wooden trim on the dash, central console as well as on the doors. The dashboard is equipped with simple and neatly integrated analog gauges. All the variants of BMW 3 Series sedan have multi-functional steering wheel, electrically adjustable driver's seat and automatic air conditioning system.

Ride And Handling
All the three variants of BMW 3 Series sedan have been equipped with Dynamic Stability Control, which monitors the forces acting on the chassis of the vehicle and makes sure that they are within the maximum limit. Finely tuned suspension and damper system of the automobile absorb the bumps and potholes on the roads, ensuring comfortable cruising.
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Safety
BMW 3 Series sedan is fully loaded with latest safety features, which ensure maximum protection for its occupants. The iDrive control concept is standard in 320i and 320d variants of the sedan. The run-flat tyres of BMW 3 Series sedan are capable of being driven up to 250 km, even after a puncture. Tyre Pressure Indicator (TPS), standard in all the variants of the car, warns the driver whenever there is a fall in the tyre pressure. Apart from this, the standard active and passive features found in the automobile include electronic sensors, six airbags and a restraint system featuring seat belt pretensioners and force limiters.

BMW 3 Series Price, Variants And Color
Three variants of BMW 3 Series are available in India. These include 320i, 325i and 320d. The price tag of the luxury sedan starts from Rs 26.95 lakh (approx). It comes in many lovely colors, including Sparkling Graphite, Monaco Blue, Black Sapphire and Titanium Silver.

BMW 3 Series Mileage
The 3 Series sedan is amongst the luxurious BMW cars, blended with elegant exterior and breath taking interior. The sedan gives an average mileage of 8-11 kmpl (Petrol) and 11-13 kmpl (Diesel).

Technical Specifications of BMW 3 Series
Overview
Model 3 Series Sedan
Body Type Sedan
Number Of Doors 4
Seating Capacity 4
Fuel Capacity 63 liters
Dimensions
Length 4520 mm
Width 1817 mm
Height 1421 mm
Wheelbase 2760 mm
Ground Clearance 144 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.5 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 1390 kg (320i), 1460 kg (325i), 1445 kg (320d)
Engine
Type Inline, Diesel engine (320d) Inline, DOHC, Petrol engine (320i) 6 Cylinder, Inline, Petrol Engine (325i)
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1995 cc (320i and 320d) 2497 cc (325i)
Transmission 6 Gears, Automatic
Max. Power 115 kW @ 6400 rpm (320i) 158 kW @ 6500 rpm (325i) 130 kW @ 4000 rpm (320d)
Max. Torque 200 Nm @ 3600 rpm (320i) 246 Nm @ 4000 rpm (325i) 350 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm (320d)
Suspension
Front Suspension Double-joint spring strut front axle
Rear Suspension Five-link rear suspension
Brake
Front Disc
Rear Disc
Steering Type Rack & Pinion, Power Assisted
Tyre Size 225/50 R16(320i),225/45 R17(325i),225/50 R16(320d

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