What is it?
The BMW 3 Series, which rivals the 5 Series in terms of comfort.
Why is it important?
China is a market where the long wheelbase (LWB) version of a car outsells the shorter version by quite a margin. So much so that BMW makes a 3 Series and 5 Series long wheelbase model just for that market. Considering the fact that most 3 Series owners here are also chauffeur driven anyway, it couldn’t hurt to have that extra leg room at the back, eh?
The wheelbase of this 3 series is longer than the standard model by about 110 mm, bringing it within 50 mm of the 5 Series. This addition in length is definitely welcome, considering the fact that the 3 Series is known for having cramped quarters at the back. For the Chinese market, it is available in 320Li, 328Li and 335Li variants, though we’d be perfectly happy with a 320Ld model.
When will India get it?
Not just yet. Even though there are rumours floating around that it will get here soon after the next generation 3 series model later in the year. We just hope it actually makes it to the country.
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