BMW Introduces Petrol Variant Of The X3 & X5 SUV In India
BMW has introduced the petrol variant of their X3 and X5 Crossover in India today. This step has been taken by time in order to expand their petrol model lineup in the market. The X3 is launched in the xDrive28i trim and is priced at INR. 54.9 lakh while BMW has decided to introduce the X Drive 35i trim for the X5 variant and is priced at INR. 73.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The X3 xDrive28i is powered by the 2.0-litre TwinPower four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor. This unit is capable of producing about 245hp of peak power and 350Nm of torque in between paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. BMW claims that the SUV is capable of sprinting from 0-100kph in 6.5 seconds. The car can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 6.5 seconds.
The Petrol X3 will take on the Mercedes GLC and the recently introduced Land Rover Discover Sport. The SUV has received a completely new front face which gets slightly restyled front and rear bumpers. Headlamp which comes integrated with LED units. While towards the side profile it gets a completely new alloy wheels as well. Inside the car gets a Piano Black central console and dark coloured upholstery. It also gets a bootlid which comes with electric opening function.
2017 BMW 5 Series
BMW took the covers off the all new seventh generation 5 series recently and this all new sedan promises to have all the tools to make this another success story.
The new sedan according to BMW will help them set a new benchmark in the large vehicles class, the new sedan will not only lead the position in terms of technology but also will have huge emotional appeal as well. The new 5 series also packs couple of new technologies as well all inspired from the bigger 7 series. While it is also built on the same CLAR – Cluster Architecture platform, this new platform, this new sedan also uses lightweight metals in its construction which has helped it loose some significant amount of weight.
Apart from being more aerodynamic, technologically advanced the new 5 Series also packs quite a punch from its more powerful petrol and diesel engines. The new and improved sedan gets powerful four cylinder and even 6 cylinder engines under its hood which are paired to eight speed-speed Steptronic transmission.
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2017 BMW Concept X2
BMW showcased a brand new concept car at the 2016 Paris Motor show and it definitely attracted lot of attention. This concept is their newest addition to the compact car segment, called the Concept X2 this car’s unique design and Urban Sporting appeal is what sets it apart from the rest.
BMW is pitching this vehicle for those people who try to find both funs as well practicality in a vehicle. The X2 seem to blend fast moving body language as well as well as low slung coupe proportions under one structure. While the concept also has enough robust features and designs to be called a member of BMW’s ‘X’ family of vehicles.
According to the reports BMW has plans to launch the production variant of the Concept X2 In Europe towards the second quarter of 2018 or early 2019. Although no details of the drivetrains are available as of yet but it will most probably share the engines with the X1 Crossover.
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King of Rock’n’Roll Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 Restored Back To Formal Glory
The classic car you are seeing in these images belonged to the ‘Kings of Rock and Rolls’ Elvis Presley. The US musician bought this car while he was actually doing his military service for the army in Germany. The iconic car seemed to have disappeared and after almost 50 years it was discovered in pretty bad shape. BMW then decided to restore the 507 with chassis number 70079 back to its formal glory.
After almost two years of exacting restoration work the now restored 507 will be showcased infront of the public at the prestigious Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California on 21st August. When the iconic singer took delivery of his prestigious BMW 507 on 28th December 1958, the roadster was finished in feather white colour and was powered by a V8 all aluminium engine which produced an impressive 150 Hp of power back then. The car also featured centre lock rims, black and white interior and Becker Mexico Radio.
Bringing this old iconic car of the legend back to life was not an easy job. Although the cars original parts and other components were all present and intact but the 507’s engine and gearbox were missing, while the rear axle too was actually a replacement part of an unknown origin. The car also had rust problems which was actually eating away the floor assembly. Even the cars seats were all torn and the instrument cluster too was missing.
Top 5 Hybrid Cars Available in India
The world automotive market is becoming more and more open towards the hybrid and electric cars. But India customers still are not so much open about the hybrid cars or electric ones. We still rely heavily on fossil fuels over environment friendly electric or hybrid powertrains. Though in recent past we have seen the Indian customers are gradually opening up towards new ideas. More and more customers are now a days opting to buy the hybrid cars.
Indian government is also encouraging the customers to buy hybrid cars for better environment in future. The hybrid cars come with a specially discounted price, which is offered by the Indian government. Here we made a list of the top 5 hybrid cars available in Indian market. Interestingly, in this list you will find supercars to small hatchbacks as well as executive sedans also.
5 luxury SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi-NCR
Delhi and NCR is the place where most of the luxury cars can be seen in entire India. Being a diesel loving country the customers based in Delhi and NCR also love to buy diesel based luxury cars. And one more thing is, when it is about cars, we Indians love the SUVs. Now coming to our topic today the luxury SUVs in India has taken a toll recently.
The Delhi government imposed a ban on the 2000 cc and above diesel engine capacitated cars in the national capital region. Due to the large diesel engine no cars carrying 2000 cc and above diesel engines are allowed for registration in Delhi and NCR. Therefore the luxury auto manufacturers present in India has suffered a major sales decline, as this region itself comes with a large customer base for these companies. Three German luxury automaker – Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are at the forefront of the affected automakers due to the ban in the region. Among these three auto manufacturers, Mercedes Benz has suffered the biggest blow, as the company is the best sold brand in the region, and a large number of their cars are capacitated with 2000 cc or larger diesel engines.
Here, we will take a close look at the luxury SUVs which have been affected by the diesel ban in Delhi and NCR.
What is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official car?
When it comes to the official vehicle of state heads, it is about utmost security. Although earlier Mercedes Benz S-Class was the official presidential and prime minister’s vehicle, but later Prime Minister Narendra Modi choose the BMW 7 Series as his official car.
Here is a video, which shows our Prime Minister and his BMW 7 Series in many occasions. The BMW 7 Series is the top model from the German automaker’s stable. It is fitted with range of safety measures like protection against bomb and bullets, poison gas, automatic fire extinguishing system, autonomous fresh air intake system etc. The BMW 7 Series is available in two different powertrains. There is 3.0 litre BMW Twin turbo engine generating 326 hp of peak power and 450 Nm of peak torque. Another engine is a 3.0 litre BMW twin power engine churning out 265 hp of peak power and 620 Nm of peak torque.
Lamborghinis, Ferrari, Mercedes Benzs ripping the Delhi roads: Video
No wonder, Delhi and national capital region is known for having numerous spectacular and exotic luxury cars, while the number of supercars in the region is also relatively very larger than the other part of the country. It is not a rare sight if you catch the glimpse of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari running past you in the national capital region.
It seems a supercar club named Cannon Ball of Delhi arranged a night run event for its members where numerous Lamborghinis, Mercedes Benzs, BMWs, Bentleys and Ferraris took part, and all those cars just ripped the Delhi roads. The video here shows Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F12, BMW M3, and Bentley Continental GT running through the roads of Delhi in their night run event. The sounds from the race spec exhaust are simply unmistakable.
Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan Takes Delivery Of His New BMW i8
It is hard to keep track of every Bollywood actor and their swanky new rides that they add to their garages often but when it comes to King Khan the situation is little different. Recently Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan bought a brand new BMW i8; this car was delivered at Bollywood Baadshah’s doorsteps by Sharad Kachalia who happens to be BMW Navneet Motor’s director.
Shah Rukh Kahn may not be a huge car fan but he does have plenty of sweet rides to his collection. Infact Shah Rukh Khan’s BMW 7 Series is popular across Mumbai because he has been using the car for a long time now. As already mentioned that Shah Rukh Khan may not be a huge car fan but he has some really good collection of cars which includes an Audi A6, BMW 7 Series, Bentley Continental GT, and Mercedes-Benz GL- Class which actually is mostly used by his wife Gauri Khan and also a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Shah Rukh Khan choose the White color for his new BMW i8, he is definitely the third celebrity in Mumbai to own the new Hybrid from BMW after Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Shilpa Shetty. The BMW i8 is priced at INR. 2.29 Crores ex showroom. Unfortunately the Baadshah himself was unavailable for any comment about his newest purchase.
BMW i3 Analyzed: Video
BMW i is a part of the German automaker BMW, which is responsible for developing and making electric cars. The German automaker launched the i3 compact hatchback in 2013, which stirred quite a sensation around the world. This is the first fully electric car from the German automaker; there it is a zero emission car. The BMW i sells i8 plug in hybrid electric supercar, but that is not fully electric powered.
The power source for the BMW i3 is a 125 kW electric motor which generates 168 bhp of peak power combined with a 22 kWh lithium ion battery. The compact urban five door car can run 130 kilometers with a fully charged battery. The transmission duty is done by a single speed automatic gearbox. The car comes in rear wheel drive configuration. The electric motor is positioned at the behind of the car and the battery stack is placed below the floor. Apart from using an environment friendly powertrain the car has been built using several elements which are eco friendly. Here is a video, which shows the mechanism and all the details about the BMW i3. Take a look.
Mercedes Benz GLC vs BMW X3: Spec Comparison
When it comes to luxury automakers present in India, the German trio will surely come up at the forefront. These three German luxury automakers are the Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. While all these three auto manufacturers have strong bases in Indian market, the BMW has established itself as the most popular and best selling German luxury automobile brand in the country. The closest competitor against the BMW is the Audi. Meanwhile the Mercedes Benz has taken a very aggressive strategy in recent times to expand its business in the country.
Earlier this month Mercedes Benz launched its all new SUV GLC, which has been derived from the GLK class. The GLC comes a bit longer than the C Class, and the car is fitted with exclusive premium luxurious features similar to the C Class. On the other hand, talking about the design, the car resembles with the GL Class; therefore the nomenclature has been given as the GLC. The Mercedes Benz GLC comes with a rivalry against the two other German brand models alongside the Swedish Volvo XC60. Among the German rivals of the Mercedes Benz GLC the BMW X3 is the most muscular and bold looking car present in Indian market. Introduced in 2003 the model has been pretty popular across the world because of its muscular and aggressive design, appealing on and off roading capability, luxurious features inside the cabin and powerful engine options. The BMW X3 is built on the 3 Series platform and it shares some design cues from the bigger sibling X5.
The Mercedes Benz GLC is an attempt of the German brand to fill up the gap between the GLA and the GLE. Based on the Mercedes Benz C Class the GLC 220d 4MATIC directly competes with the BMW X3 xDrive20d.
2016 BMW 3 Series 320i
BMW is presently the largest luxury automaker in the Indian automobile market. Competing against two other German brands Audi and Mercedes Benz the BMW has already shot up its sales figure last year, which they are trying to take further up.
BMW 3 Series is a popular compact executive sedan from the automaker which is in existence since 1975. In Indian market the BMW 3 Series first entered in 2007 although. In this almost a decade of span the car has become pretty popular. Customers trying to get a luxury sedan with petrol and diesel engine options and competitive pricing definitely find this car suitable for their choice.
In India till date BMW 3 Series have been available in diesel variant christened as 320d. The 320d is available in four different variants. Now the German luxury automaker has introduced a petrol variant of the car which is 320i. With the introduction of the new model, the 3 Series portfolio in the country now gets both petrol and diesel options, which will surely enhance the appeal of the car to the customers, as the automaker believes. Available in Prestige and Luxury line variant the 320i sports price tags of INR. 36.90 lakhs and INR. 42.70 lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi) respectively.
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