BMW Cars In India

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Latest on BMW: 19 June, 2015

BMW needs no new introduction in the field of automobiles. BMW believes in catering to the needs of its customer and innovating new possibilities at the same time. One such innovation that they devised was the revolutionary 1.5L hybrid engine that could work on petrol as well as electricity.

Summary

BMW has 35 cars models available in India out of which 4 are hatchbacks, 22 are sedans and 7 are SUVs. BMW has total of 9 petrol cars and 24 diesel cars. There are 35 automatic cars to select from. 1 Series is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 26,50,000/- and the most expensive model is i8 with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 2,29,00,000/-. 6 Series is the latest car by BMW launched on 2015-05-29 and priced at Rs. 1,14,00,000/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on 6 Series. Z2, i3 and X4 are some of the upcoming BMW cars in 2015. Popular BMW cars in Jul-2015 are 1 Series, 3 Series and i8. Find details on 45 BMW new car dealers across India.

Founded in 1916, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW is a world-renowned luxury car maker. Apart from luxury cars, company also holds a strong reputation for motorbikes that are traded in market under the brandname of ‘BMW Motorrad. The firm is also developing a new engine lineup that will empower BMW bikes and cars with more energy and efficiency. Along with these, the company also owns 2 most premium global brands - MINI and Rolls Royce. BMW has been a regular participant in major motorsport activities since the debut of its first motorcycle in year 1923. The brand also commands a successful history in Formula One race.

Meanwhile in India, the company runs its operations as BMW India Pvt Ltd. It forayed the markets in 2006 and headquartered itself in Gurgaon, Haryana while its manufacturing unit is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. BMW cars in India are admired for their superior designing, decent performance, and superior comfort. Its present range of cars includes hatchbacks, SUVs, sedans, supercars, hybrid vehicles, etc. Its subsidiary brands MINI and Rolls Royce are also present here with their own set of trims.

Indian Operations And Executive Managements

The Bavaria based car maker appointed Philipp Von Shar as the President of BMW Group India in year 2012. Since then, the man has been responsible for all operations and key activities of the company in India. He took the reign of BMW India group after Andreas Schaaf left the post in October2012. Another important worth mentioning important person in BMW management is Sharang Rathore, Corporate, Diplomatic and Direct Sales Head, and GM of the company.

The German car maker invested a hefty amount of 1.8 billion Indian Rupees for setting up its operations and production facility in Chennai. It was inaugurated by its Chairman Nobert Reithofer on March 27, 2008. The plant is known for assembling a number of BMW car models in India such as 1 Series, 3 Series Gran Turismo, 3 Series, 5 Series, MINI, 7 Series, X1, X5, and X3. The plant bears a capacity to produce around 11, 000 units annually on a double shift.

The company also owns a warehouse in Mumbai Maharashtra along with an extended network of 40 dealerships across the nation. In October 2014, BMW achieved a record of locally manufacturing 40, 000 units of cars in Chennai. The 40, 000th car was a 5 Series that was rolled out in presence of Rober Frittrang (Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai) and Philipp von Shar.

BMW Financial Services India is a completely owned subsidiary of the Bavarian car maker while its headquarters are located in Gurgaon. After considering the rising competition, in 2012, the company raised its investment amount from 2.3 billion to 2.3 billion. BMW primarily executes its operations with three business lines - Retail Finance, Insurance Solutions, and Commercial Finance. It also offers retail automobile financing solutions for its multi-make and personal customers. In addition to that there is a complete range of insurance solutions offered to all customers via its cooperation partner in our country.

Products And Services

BMW is known to have one of the largest dealership networks in the Indian luxury car market. Currently, the German car maker owns 40 dealerships that are spread across all 1-tier towns of the nation. Its marketing team is aggressively working upon extending this network to selling points. The company plans to overcome its biggest rival Mercedes-Benz that currently owns 80 dealerships across the nation.

Environmental Initiatives

Keeping in view the changing dynamics of market and increasing inclination towards environment friendly vehicles, BMW is slowly updating its hybrid vehicles profile. The maker showcased 7 Series ActiveHybrid at the Delhi Motor Show in July last year. Along with, the 2014 Delhi Motor Show also witnessed the debut of its i-brand with release of its flagship model i8 plug-in hybrid. The i8 plug-in hybrid sportscar is already on floors and will be soon joined by i3 - a hundred per cent electric car.

Founder And First Car

BMW was first established as a business unit but was later reorganized as Rapp Motorenweke aircraft manufacturing entity in 1917. When the First World War concluded in 1918, the Bavarian car maker was compelled to stop its production of aircraft motors under the Versailles Armistice Treaty. The company later moved to motorbikes production in 1923 and to larger automobiles in 1928-29. The first BMW car, Dixi, was released after that. The design and styling of this vehicle was inspired from Austin 7 and was licensed under the Austin Motor Company located in Birmingham, England.

The BMW IIIa in-line six liquid-cooled engine was its first aircraft engine that was released in 1918. The engine garnered appraises for its high-altitude performance. When treaty restriction lifted, the company re-started its aircraft engine productions for German air force - the Luftwaffe. The most successful BMW designs that were used throughout the Second World War were BMW 132 and BMW 801.

USP

BMW cars in India are reckoned for their aggressive styling and high-end performance. Moreover, these cars are also loved for their exclusive driving experience. The German car maker has spent loads of money over its R&D team that is dedicated to development of high performance fuel efficient engine. The fuel efficient BMW cars are exclusively in demand among young motor enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Though almost all the BMW cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient BMW Cars are - i8, 3 Series and X3.

Resale Value

BMW basically assembles its cars at its manufacturing facility located in Chennai. The local assembling helps keeping costs under control. With the evolution of its machinery, BMW cars’ fuel efficiency has also become a prime reason for their popularity.

Competition

BMW presently stands at third position in terms of volume and proceeds in Indian luxury cars market. Audi is right now on top position closely followed by Mercedes-Benz. The company is also locking horns with Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo for market share.

BMW Car Models

BMW 1 Series
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Rs. 26.5 - Rs. 32.5 lakhs
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BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 series is the first offering of the German automaker BMW in the hatchback segment. These cars range from a 3-door hatchback to a convertible. The 1 series cars were introduced with an aim of lowering the entry-level cost of the BMW cars. Ever since its launch, the 1 series cars have gained popularity owing to combination of the build quality of BMW and an affordable price. This has helped BMW to get a larger market share and have a wide variety of cars ranging from the 1 series to the 7 series as well as the M, X and Z series.

BMW 3 Series
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Rs. 35.9 - Rs. 44.5 lakhs
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BMW 3 Series

BMW, the well appreciated German auto maker, has launched yet another new version of its 3 Series model in the Indian auto market. Interestingly, the model is currently in its sixth generation series and around 40 year’s old brand for BMW. The new 3 Series features both cosmetic and technical changes. It is believed that 3 Series is counted among the best models BMW has ever introduced, thanks to its sophisticated features and captivating looks.

BMW 5 Series
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4.45 from 75 submission(s)
Rs. 46.9 - Rs. 62.5 lakhs
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BMW 5 Series

BMW is known for offering class leading sedans in the Indian auto market featuring power-packed engines. The auto maker has offered an array of models, including 5 Series sedan, which has received a superb response in the Indian market. The model is offered in two different diesel engine options, across various trim levels namely Prestige Plus, Luxury Line and M Sport.

BMW 6 Series
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4.23 from 57 submission(s)
Rs. 1.14 - Rs. 1.21 Crores
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BMW 6 Series

BMW is amongst the “German Big 3”- the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world and has been manufacturing luxury automobiles for approximately 100 years now. BMW has launched its 6 Series to cater to the needs of people who desire to have a car that has fascinating elegance alongwith quality performance. BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a car to add thrill to your driving experience with its unique combination of quality ergonomics, sporty ambience and majestic engine power.

BMW 7 Series
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4.44 from 73 submission(s)
Rs. 92.5 lakhs - Rs. 1.95 Crores
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BMW 7 Series

The 7 Series is a perfect illustration of high end looks and is loaded with best-in segment features. This model is best when it comes to dynamics, comfort, performance, luxury and functionality. With local assembly of diesel powered models, the BMW 7 Series gets slightly cheaper than the petrol version.

BMW i8
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4.68 from 28 submission(s)
Rs. 2.29 Crores
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BMW i8

The BMW i8, India’s first hybrid supercar, is an absolute stunner in looks, performance and the way it drives. Aims to make it an eco-friendly car, and positioned as BMW’s futuristic product, the company uses an all-new LifeDrive platform, organic carbon fibre and organic leather dyes, along with hydro-electric power sourcing. The carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum subframes help the car to maintain a superlight kerb weight and improve efficiency with less fuel consumption.

BMW M3
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4.68 from 56 submission(s)
Rs. 1.23 Crores
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BMW M3

The new generation BMW M3 sedan is lighter and sportier than the existing 335i. It shares a great resemblance to the previous model, but some of the new styling elements and curves mark a distinction. The sedan features a new bonnet, revised front grille, wide and narrow new headlights, large wheel arches, forward leaning side stance, a carbon-fibre roof, a small boot spoiler and signature ‘M’ badges all around.

BMW M4
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Rs. 1.25 Crores
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BMW M4

BMW is a brand that has been in the business of manufacturing luxurious cars for almost 100 years and is regarded as one of the “German Big 3”. BMW M Series was launched to offer an all exclusive package of style and comfort to its esteemed customers, who can rely on the utmost stable aerodynamic exterior design. BMW M4 Coupe is one amongst the M series and offers fascinating performance on roads with its speed, comfort and elegant style.

BMW M5
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4.59 from 64 submission(s)
Rs. 1.39 Crores
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BMW M5

BMW M5 represents a perfect amalgamation between a luxurious saloon and a powerful sports car. The stunning model is powered by an eight-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine that develops impressive power and torque equations of 560 bhp and 680 Nm, respectively. The sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.3 seconds and makes a statement for itself in terms of performance and smashing looks.

BMW M6
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Rs. 1.8 Crores
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BMW M6

The elegant BMW M6 is available in two body styles, namely coupé and convertible. This two-door car is put forth by the manufacturer in both petrol as well as diesel versions. The stylish car offers the pleasure of open-top driving with exquisite design to drivers.

BMW X1
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4.32 from 198 submission(s)
Rs. 30.75 - Rs. 37.9 lakhs
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BMW X1

BMW pioneered a new luxury compact SUV segment with the launch of X1 in 2009. Being the company’s most affordable crossover, the X1, did really well for the company in terms of sales, but its sales started falling with rising competition. So to counter its rivals, the company updated the X1 in 2013 with few cosmetic and mechanical changes. And the most significant change came in the form of a new 8-speed Steptronic automatic torque converter transmission that made it more frugal and efficient.

BMW X3
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4.21 from 58 submission(s)
Rs. 47.9 - Rs. 52.9 lakhs
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BMW X3

BMW, the world-class luxury car maker from Germany, introduced X3 as a five-seater SUV that runs on diesel. The X3 comes in two different variants—X3 xDrive20d Expedition and X3 xDrive20d xLine. These two variants come with a 3-litre diesel engine, which has a displacement of 1995 cc. The car after its launch has done well in the Indian market. Considering the class of BMW and its features, the car is expected to increase its customers in the coming days.

BMW X5
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4.3 from 70 submission(s)
Rs. 68.9 - Rs. 74.5 lakhs
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BMW X5

BMW is amongst the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world and has been producing luxury automobiles for approximately 100 years. BMW X5 is yet another example of highly efficient production mechanism that has been customized according to the luxurious needs of people. BMW X5 has been tailor made to fit a distinctive combination of price and luxury alongwith power and elegance.

BMW Z4
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4.61 from 137 submission(s)
Rs. 74.9 - Rs. 75.9 lakhs
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BMW Z4

Aiming to appeal wider audiences, BMW introduced the facelifted version of its popular roadster – the Z4 – in 2013. The car gets foldable hard-top, larger dimensions and better visibility, coupled with adjustable chassis, throttle and steering settings. It’s more mature, and improved than before. Available in two trims – sDrive 35i Prestige and sDrive 35i Design Pure Traction – the Z4 roadster is power-packed with the same 3.0-litre, 24V DOHC direct-injection petrol engine that did duty to the old model. The car received a few cosmetic changes in 2013, though the interior remains largely unchanged.

Upcoming BMW Cars in India

BMW i3 Images
Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) has been among the foremost choice of enthusiasts who desire luxury cars. The automobile giant unveiled an electric concept car in 'i' ...more on BMW i3
Expected: mid 2015, 0 comments.
BMW Z2 Images
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), the Germany based automaker, has deployed advanced technologies to ensure utmost ride quality and sporty performance ever since its ...more on BMW Z2
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Bavarian Motor Works, known as BMW, is one of the top brands that deal with the manufacturing of premium cars and motorcycles. This auto company, founded in 1916, has wooed ...more on BMW X4
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Discontinued BMW Models

BMW 5 Series GT

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is a classic interpretation of sophisticated elegance, roaring engine power and mesmerising driving pleasure. The stylish model is offered in both petrol and diesel powered options. There are 2 petrol and 3 diesel trims, all of which boast of segment defining interior space volume and promise a highly comfortable ride experience.


Fueltype:Diesel,Transmission:Automatic
BMW X6

BMW X6, the successor of X5, is a luxury sports activity coupe that was unveiled at the 2010 Delhi Auto Expo. This car is available in three different variants BMW X6 xDrive50i and BMW X6 running on petrol and BMW X6 xDrive30d fuelled by diesel. This high-speed vehicle comes with wide headroom and legroom space for both drivers and passengers, one of its highlights.


Fueltype:Diesel,Transmission:Automatic

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