BMW unveils 330i Gran Turismo M Sport in India
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Priced at Rs 49.90 lakh, the car is being produced at Chennai and can be ordered right away

BMW, India’s second biggest German luxury carmaker on Tuesday has expanded the 3-series GT range with a new variant of the BMW 330i Gran Turismo M Sport to cash in on the ongoing festival season in Asia’s third biggest economy.

With a price band of Rs 49.40 lakh, the BMW 330i Gran Turismo M Sport has no direct rival on road in India. The new car is locally produced at BMW factory at Chennai and can be ordered from BMW dealerships from today onwards.

The M Sport variant features sporty cosmetic changes on the outside, including the gloss black-finished grille slats, new 18-inch alloy wheels (tyres sizes are now 225/50 in the front and 255/45 at the rear), M badging and chrome-finished exhaust pipes.

The new range-topping trim also gets an exclusive metallic Estoril Blue paint finish.

On the inside, the new variant gets a large heads-up display, a 10.5-inch digital instrument cluster, an M Sport multifunction steering wrapped in leather, M badges on the door sill and headliners finished in grey.

The BMW 330i GT M Sport gets all the features of the 330i luxury line, like BMW’s iDrive with an 8.8-inch display, the navigation system with 3D maps integrated with GPS, BMW apps, park distance control (PDC) that includes front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in. The range-topper also adds cruise control with a braking function.

Its safety kit includes six airbags, ABS with brake assist, dynamic stability control (DSC),

including dynamic traction control (DTC), cornering brake control (CBC), side-impact protection, Isofix child seat mounts, run-flat tyres with reinforced sidewalls, an electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensors.

The luxury sedan is powered by the two-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine which produces 252 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km per hour in just 6.1 seconds.

The motor is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels.

“The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo established a new vehicle concept in the segment and became a trailblazer with its unique and modern character,” Vikram Pawah, president at BMW Group India, said.

“Combining the best of excellent practicality and long-distance comfort, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is the perfect vehicle for individuals with an active lifestyle,” he boasted.

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