German automobile manufacturer BMW has been making headlines in India ever since it entered the country back in 2007. With some of the best-selling vehicles in their lineup, BMW is a company that sells cars that offer high-tech equipment, premium build quality, and unmatched style. As we enter into a new year, BMW is ready to bring some of their latest and most popular models to the country in the coming months. Let’s take a look at 4 of the upcoming BMW cars ready for an Indian launch.
|BMW i8 Roadster||2.25 Crore|
|BMW 8 Series||85.0 Lakh|
|BMW i3||1.0 Crore|
|BMX X6 2020||1.0 Crore|
|Expected Launch||December 14, 2019|
|Engine||1.5L 3-Cylinder Petrol, Electric Motor|
|Transmission||6-Speed Automatic, 2-Speed Automatic|
The BMW i8 Roadster is one of the most futuristic-looking cars available and is also one of the most powerful plug-in hybrid models around. Originally launched at the Indian Auto Expo in 2018, the i8 Roadster is set to hit Indian dealerships sometime around December 2019. Under the hood, the i8 is fitted with a combination of a 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. While the petrol engine has a 6-speed automatic transmission, the electric motor is mated to a 2-speed automatic gearbox. With a mileage of about 48 kmpl as a hybrid and 25-35km as an electric vehicle, this i8 Roadster is definitely a car designed to take on Indian roads with ease. The car has a list of safety features that include 6 airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, front and rear LED lighting, climate control, multi-view camera, 10.2-inch infotainment system, and ABS. As expected, the i8 Roadster’s exteriors are absolutely stunning with sleek curves that offer it superior aerodynamic qualities.
|Expected Launch||November 15, 2019|
|Engine||4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Petrol, 3.0L Inline Six Diesel|
|Transmission||8-Speed ZF Sourced Automatic, 4-Wheel-Drive|
After the first generation 8 Series was discontinued in 1999, BMW has finally decided to launch the second-gen 8 Series coupe which was showcased at the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing event in 2018. The stylish new model will be made available in two variants – both which will sport different powertrains. The first variant, called the M850i xDrive, will house a 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 petrol engine that will feature an 8-speed ZF sourced transmission and will offer up to 750Nm of power. The other, named the 840d xDrive, is set to come with a 3.0L inline six diesel engine and offers the same 8-speed automatic transmission found on the M850i. On the inside, the 8 Series will come with a digital instrument cluster, a Live Cockpit Professional from BMW, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and the BMW Display Key feature. For added safety, the car is set to feature HUD or Heads-Up Display, cruise control, lane control assistant, lane departure warning, side collision protection, and evasion aid.
|Expected Launch||May 22, 2020|
|Power||184PS Electric Motor|
If the BMW i3 doesn’t make you reach for your RC transfer papers, I don’t know what will. This small completely EV from the German giants has already been made available in Europe and America and is ready to make its appearance in India in 2020. Firstly, the exteriors of the i3 are absolutely stunning – not only does it give the car a futuristic look, but it does so with style. On the front, the car is fitted with the same kind of kidney grille we have come to love BMW for while the U-shaped headlamps and indicators are comprised of LED lights. Although the car is quite small, BMW has put large 20-inch wheels on it which gives it better stability and grip on all types of roads. Even on the back, the car features LED taillights and turn indicators that surround the large bumper. One of the standout features though are the suicide doors that give the i3 instant attention. In terms of the interiors and features, the car has a 5.7-inch instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay connectivity, reverse parking camera, and Active Cruise Control. Powering the i3 is a 33kWh Lithium-Ion battery that is attached to a 184PS electric motor and can take the car from 0-100km in 6.9 seconds with a maximum range of 280kms.
|Expected Launch||July 15, 2020|
|Engine||4.4L Twin Turbocharged V8 Petrol, 3.0L Inline Six Turbocharged Diesel, 3.0L Inline Six Diesel, 3.0L Inline Six Petrol|
The BMW X6 2020 was first launched in 2018 and was listed with a plethora of features that could make the car one of the second hand cars in India after its launch in 2020. One of the first things we notice on the car is the massive kidney styled grilles that have become a norm for the latest models of BMW cars. There are a total of 4 variants including the xDrive30d, xDrive40i, M50d, and the M50i – all of which are based on the Cluster Architecture or CLAR from BMW. The xDrive30d variant is powered by a 3.0L inline six diesel engine, the xDrive40i gets its power from a 3.0L inline six petrol motor while the M50d and the M50i house a 3.0L inline six Turbocharged diesel and 4.4L twin Turbocharged V8 petrol engine respectively. All the variants come with 8-speed automatic transmission, 4-zone automatic climate control, panorama glass roof, and a surround sound setup from Bowers and Wilkins.
If you feel like you have got to have any of these above-mentioned cars, try a used cars evaluation tool to get the best deals on your current vehicles. These BMW cars are a perfect combination of performance, style, and technologically advanced features and are ready to take on Indian roads soon.
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