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BMW X3 facelift launched in India. Prices start at INR 59.90 lakh
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BMW X3 facelift launched in India. Prices start at INR 59.90 lakh

BMW has launched the X3 facelift in India, with prices starting at INR 59.90 lakh. For now, the X3 has been made available solely with a petrol engine in the two trims - SportX and M Sport variants. Starting with the exterior, the X3 gets a more prominent kidney grille flanked by new adaptive LED headlamps and a revised bumper lower down. While the side profile of the SUV remains unchanged. Its now comes with a new 19-inch alloy wheels that stand out (those who pre-booked get larger 20-inch units). The rear is where the restyling has taken place. The rear end of the X3 now features slimmer LED taillamps with dark highlights along with two vents just underneath them. The aggressive and angular approach from the front of the vehicle has been carried till the back end as well and a ...
Manhart MHX6 700 – a modified BMW X6 M Competition
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Manhart MHX6 700 – a modified BMW X6 M Competition

The aftermarket tuning company Manhart has a new creation called the MHX6 700 that adds more power and a mild styling makeover to the BMW X6 M Competition crossover. Under the hood, Manhart offers two upgrade options – an ECU remap or Manhart’s MHtronik auxiliary control unit. Both increase the X6 M’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 to 730 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. That’s a substantial increase over the SUV’s standard 625 hp and 750 Nm. Manhart provides additional stopping power via configurable braking system upgrades. The crossover also gets a revamped suspension setup. H&R springs lower the ride height by 30 mm. Large 22-inch wheels with a satin black finish and gold accents fill the wheel wells. The X6 M also receives a new body kit which includes front split...
All-electric BMW iX SUV launched in India at INR 1.16 Crore
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All-electric BMW iX SUV launched in India at INR 1.16 Crore

The BMW iX all-electric SUV has been launched in India for a price of INR 1.16 Crore, (ex-showroom, India). The iX is BMW’s first electric vehicle in the country that comes via the CBU (completely built unit) route. It will be available in xDrive40 variant only for now. The xDrive40 gets a dual electric motor set-up with one motor on each axle, giving it all-wheel drive. The AWD controller distributes torque between the front and rear axles, depending on driving conditions. The all-wheel-drive green SUV produces a potent 326PS and 630Nm which makes for a sprint to 100kmph in just 6.1 seconds. It is packed with two batteries laid on the vehicle’s floor bed with a gross capacity of 76.6 kWh. BMW claims a range of up to 425 kilometres and it comes with three drive modes: Personal, Spor...
530-HP BMW i4 electric sedan revealed. Sprints 0-100 in 4 secs
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530-HP BMW i4 electric sedan revealed. Sprints 0-100 in 4 secs

The German automaker unveiled the production version of the 2022 i4 electric sedan. While much of the market is focusing on electric SUVs, it's refreshing that BMW is bringing essentially an electric 4-series to the EV world. It will go on sale in the international market later this year. The BMW i4 will be offered in multiple variants with different powertrain configurations and battery sizes. As far as range in concerned, BMW is promising a driving range of up to 590km in a single charge as per the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) cycle. The German carmaker has not yet revealed the exact specifications of each variant, but we do know that the powertrain can develop up to 530hp of power. These figures put it in the same league as that of BMW’s 4.4-litre ...
BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX launched at INR 56.50 lakh
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BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX launched at INR 56.50 lakh

BMW has launched the X3 xDrive30i SportX, priced at Rs 56.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and is the latest addition to the X3 line-up in India. The new variant is locally produced at BMW’s plant in Chennai and is the new entry point to the X3 range in India. Further, if you purchase this new BMW X3 before midnight on February 28, 2021, BMW will be offering you benefits worth up to INR 1.50 lakh. These benefits include BMW Service Inclusive Package and exclusively curated BMW Accessories Package. The former covers all maintenance work, including any BMW Original Parts and oil requirements for 3 year/ 40,000 km. Meanwhile, the latter additionally brings in a the BMW Display key, 2.5PM air filter, LED door projectors and universal wireless charger. Under the hood lies a 2.0-litre, fou...
Actress Nora Fatehi buys New BMW 5-Series luxury sedan
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Actress Nora Fatehi buys New BMW 5-Series luxury sedan

Popular Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has just bought a brand new BMW 5-series sedan. The brand's Mumbai-based dealership delivered the car to the actor recently and BMW India shared images of the same on its social media handle.  There is no information about which variant Nora has decided to opt for. However, what the do know is that she chose the Black Sapphire Metallic colour which gives the 5-series a very understated look. Before the BMW, Nora has been spotted with a Mercedes-Benz CLA 220d which was finished in white colour. However, that car has been now discontinued by Mercedes-Benz. The BMW 5 Series is offered with both petrol and diesel engines with power coming from the 2.0-litre twin-turbo petrol that develops 249 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque on the 530i Sport ...
2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS launched. Gets new colour scheme and LED headlights
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2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS launched. Gets new colour scheme and LED headlights

BMW has updated the GSG 310 R and G 310 GS. The bikes are priced at Rs. 2.45 lakh and Rs. 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. The G 310 R features a 'Style Sport' colour scheme with Limestone metallic colour, red rims and red frame. The G 310 GS features a 'Style Rallye' colour scheme with Kyanite Blue metallic colour and a red frame. The adventure bike also comes in a special '40 Years GS' edition colour scheme based on the classic R 100 GS. Barring the paint schemes, the rest of the body panels, be it the tank, BMW GS-correct beak and wheels are exactly like on the BS4 G 310 GS. In terms of equipment, BMW has updated the motorcycle with an LED headlamp that has an integrated DRL. The turn indicators and tail lamps are LEDs too. The motorcycle also gets new adjustable lev...
Walkaround Video: BMW R 18 cruiser
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Walkaround Video: BMW R 18 cruiser

BMW Motorrad has launched the R18 cruiser offering in India. The motorcycle is available in a Standard and a First Edition variant which are priced at Rs 18.90 lakh and Rs 21.90 lakh, respectively (both prices are ex-showroom).  Watch the walkaround video of BMW R 18 by Athira Murali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdKT9iB3JFQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR19jqz-leGxg3p2_fxJqV09Jfc760_nkHzp27LpSHmLKi2EDMlIGArIhuM
BMW R 18 launched in India at INR. 18.90 lakh
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BMW R 18 launched in India at INR. 18.90 lakh

Update: BMW Motorrad has launched the R18 cruiser offering in India. The motorcycle is available in a Standard and a First Edition variant which are priced at Rs 18.90 lakh and Rs 21.90 lakh, respectively (both prices are ex-showroom).  Watch walk-around video. Click here 14-Sep-2020: BMW Motorrad India will be launching its flagship and the only cruiser offering, the R 18 on September 19. The company dealerships all across the country have started accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh.  Most of the BMW Motorrad dealerships have display units that are being previewed to prospective customers as well as the general public. This flagship offering is being brought to the country through the CBU route. The BMW R 18 cruiser could be priced at Rs. 20 lakh...
BMW 3 Series GT Shadow Edition launched. Limited-edition variant offered in top-spec M Sport trim
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BMW 3 Series GT Shadow Edition launched. Limited-edition variant offered in top-spec M Sport trim

BMW has launched the 3 Series Gran Turismo 'Shadow Edition'. The car is powered by a petrol engine and comes with the M Sport design package. It is priced at Rs. 42.50 lakh (ex-showroom). On the exterior, the 3 GT Shadow Edition gets a gloss black finish for the grille and tailpipes, M badging on the front fenders, black 18-inch M alloy wheels and an M aerodynamics package, which includes the front apron, side skirts and rear apron finished in ‘Dark Shadow Metallic’ paint. The interior housing of the headlamps and tail-lamps are also darkened to complete the look. On the inside, the Shadow Edition comes with aluminium door sill plates, key with M logo, M sports leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, wireless charging and a panoramic sunroof. It has an 8.8-inch touchscreen...
BMW X7 M50d – range topping trim launched in India
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BMW X7 M50d – range topping trim launched in India

The top-spec X7 M50d has been priced at ₹1.63 crores (ex-showroom, India). The German carmaker’s flagship SUV is now available in four variants – the 30d DPE (Rs 92.50 lakh), the 30d DPE Signature (Rs 1.02 crore), the 40i M Sport (Rs 1.07 crore) and the M50d. The BMW X7 M50d is powered by a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder, quad-turbocharged diesel engine that produces 400hp and 760Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, which sends power to all-four wheels via BMW’s xDrive system. The M50d does 0-100kph in a claimed 5.4secs and has a limited top speed of 250kph. The new BMW X7 M50d comes with a host of features and equipment. Most of them are carried over from the current model on sale, although there are a few additional equipment...
2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed. Features ‘imposing’ grille
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2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed. Features ‘imposing’ grille

The new BMW 4 Series Coupé gets a sleek and distinctive new exterior design, premium interiors, upgraded driver assistance technologies and even greater efficiencies from the introduction of the mild hybrid technology. At 4,768 millimetres, the new car is 128mm longer than its predecessor and 27mm wider (now 1,852mm), and its wheelbase has grown by 41mm to 2,851mm. Only 6mm has been added to the vehicle height, which is now 1,383mm. Increased track widths (+ 28mm at the front and + 18mm at the rear). Short overhangs, slender pillars, long doors with frameless windows and a flowing roofline combine to deliver a sleek look. A defining element of the striking front end is the BMW trademark kidney grille and, with its upright elements connected in the centre, it reprises a desig...
2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe leaked. Debut soon
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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe leaked. Debut soon

Here are the leaked images of the new BMW 4 Series and the car now gets a massive twin-kidney grille !! The front grille is for real, signaling a whole new corporate face for future BMWs. The design is based on the Concept 4 unveiled last year. If you can learn to live with the grille, the rest of the car has some beautiful lines. It is flanked by twin-pod LED headlights. The front bumper has also been completely redesigned. The car has fewer feature lines on the sides giving it a cleaner look. At the rear, it gets slimmer tail lamp clusters with typical L-shaped LEDs. The reveal of the 2021 BMW 4 Series will take place next week on June 3rd. The corona pandemic is still a hindrance and that means the debut will take place online. Source: instagram.com/bmworldm
2020 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed
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2020 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed

BMW has revealed 5 Series facelift internationally which include new technology and engines, and the introduction of a 530hp M Performance variant. Exterior changes for the 5 Series are concentrated on the front grille, which is now wider and positioned lower than before. It also receives a new single-frame design, with a central element in chrome, and sits within a reprofiled front bumper. Further along there is a new look to the alloy wheels while the tail-lamps get the same L-shaped 3D effect we've seen on newer BMWs. Lastly, the rear bumper too has been reworked, chromed exhaust surrounds have been added here too. The M-Sport version has also been redesigned to look a bit sharper than before. The cabin has evolved over the current version and the new BMW 5 Series wel...
BMW Motorrad rides in F 900 R and F 900 XR to India. Bookings open
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BMW Motorrad rides in F 900 R and F 900 XR to India. Bookings open

BMW Motorrad India has launched its F 900 twins in India. While the F 900 R is available in only the Standard variant, at INR 9.90 lakh, the F 900 XR sports tourer is available in two variants – Standard (Rs 10.50 lakh) and Pro (Rs 11.50 lakh). The bikes are imported as CBUs and bookings for both bikes open today. These two motorcycles were unveiled at the 2019 EICMA in Milan and have been launched in the middle of 2020, as planned. BMW F 900 R Powering the bikes is a new 895cc, inline-twin engine that is based on the 2018 BMW F 850 GS' motor, albeit with a slightly larger bore (by 2mm) and higher compression ratio. The displacement has been increased from 853cc. Also, the power output has been increased to 105PS from 95PS in the GS. The torque rating, however, has bee...
BMW 5 Series facelift teased. To pull wraps off soon
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BMW 5 Series facelift teased. To pull wraps off soon

BMW has released a teaser campaign of the upcoming 5 Series facelift with a shadowy image. The updated sedan is set to debut in the coming weeks, featuring a tweaked exterior design and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain option. Compared to the current model, the facelifted 5 Series will get a larger grille (why are we not surprised), restyled bumpers, slimmer LED headlamps and new alloy wheels. Overall, the front fascia has become more aggressive now. Inside, the 5 Series will now feature the BMW Operating System 7.0. That means BMW will finally offer support for Android Auto as opposed to only having Apple CarPlay connectivity in the current generation of 5 Series! Inside, the 5 Series facelift is expected to get only minor updates. However, a major feature addition will be the...
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) explained
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Cornering Brake Control (CBC) explained

For greater safety when braking on curves - Cornering Brake Control stabilises your vehicle by applying braking pressure asymmetrically (unevenly). Using the revolutions of the wheel, CBC regulates the pressure in the different wheel brake cylinders so that wheels operate separately and brake optimally. (more…)
Paris Motor Show: BMW Concept X2 debuts. Breaks design code
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Paris Motor Show: BMW Concept X2 debuts. Breaks design code

BMW revealed the Concept X2 at the Paris Motor Show 2016. The Concept X2 is the new addition to the compact segment has a distinctive design that stands apart from that of the other X models. The concept draws on the BMW Group’s history of coupe-making. resulting in a compact concept exuding urban sporting appeal. (more…)