The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine has been launched in India at starting introductory price of ₹ 51.50 lakh for the base 330Li Luxury Line variant and going all the way up to ₹ 53.90 lakh for the range topping 330Li M Sport trim, while the 320Ld Luxury Line diesel trim has been priced at ₹ 52.50 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, India). Those aware of BMW‘s nomenclature already know that ‘L’ in the trim line refers to the long wheelbase and that’s exactly what this new 3 Series is. It is the long wheelbase version of the existing BMW 3 Series sedan and replaces the 3 Series GT in the Bavarian carmaker’s range.
The BMW 3 Series GL has a 110 mm longer wheelbase compared to the space between the wheels of standard car and it will be sold alongside the standard wheelbase model. And those extra muscles have been added gracefully in its rear door. The wheelbase of the car is 2,961 mm, while the overall length is 4,819 mm which is also up by 110 mm At 1,827 mm it is exactly as wide as the regular sedan but a height of 1,463 mm makes it is 28 mm taller. It is the longest and most spacious model in its class and is expected to add to BMW’s overall volumes, a strategy which we have already seen working for Mercedes-Benz with the E-Class LWB.