BMW releases 'exclusive' 3-series for India

What makes this car different from others? It's slightly longer.

That's right; China is not the only place in the world where special long-base versions of Western cars are made, and the BMW 3-series Gran Limousine is a case in point.

The car is basically the standard 3-series G20 saloon, but with 110mm added between the wheels. However, the only 'exclusive' part of the car is the 'Gran Limousine' name, since China already makes a 3-series G20 with the same 110mm between the wheels. Basically all that BMW has done here is just give the car a new name.

The Gran Limousine has an extra 43mm of backseat legroom in case Jeremy Clarkson decides to get in the back, as well as a panoramic sunroof and something called a '‘luxurious rear seat’, because the seat in the standard 3-series G20 is apparently made from Tesco plastic bags that have been stuck together using sellotape.

The version will have three trim levels: the diesel 320Ld Luxury Line, and the petrol 330Li Luxury Line and 330Li M Sport First Edition. All of these versions will be powered by inline four-cylinder engines, with the prices starting from 51,50,000 rupees (£51,500).

So far, the car's reception has been promising, with Autocar India writing that the car has "potential to be a best-seller". So, if you are a middle-class bloke in India who wants their friends to have a comfortable backseat experience as they are being driven to a party, this is the car for you.

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Comments (5)

  • I guess now the pot can stop calling the kettle black. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1 month ago
  • When did we Indians want a longer car....

      1 month ago
    • yeah,i don't see the reason behind this,it only means much difficult maneuverability.

        1 month ago
    • plus Indian executives sit in the front seat- check Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani and whatnot.

        1 month ago