BMW Gives Its 3 Series a Boost
BMW Group Indonesia launched the newest range in its popular BMW 3 Series on Wednesday at the Parkir Timur Senayan.
According to BMW Group Indonesia president director Ramesh Divyanathan, the BMW 3 Series is the key factor in establishing the BMW brand worldwide.
About 12 million 3 Series sedans have been sold since they first rolled off of the assembly line in 1975.
The sixth-generation BMW 3 Series, based on the F30 chassis, has been given quite a boost.
First, it’s a bit bigger than the previous generation, at about 37 millimeters wider in the front and 48 millimeters wider in the back. The body is also 93 millimeters longer, and the wheelbase has been increased by 50 millimeters.
These adjustments have resulted in a more spacious range of cars.
The cars in the new series are also more powerful. In addition to the increase in size, they sport sophisticated new engines that manage to be more economical yet have more grunt.
The engines also benefit from BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology.
The BMW 320i and BMW 328i both have four-cylinder engines with twin sequential turbochargers.
The luxurious 320i can deliver a maximum power output of 184 horsepower at 5,000 revolutions per minute and maximum torque of 270 Newton-meters in a wide rev range from 1,250 to 4,500 rpm. The 328i pushes out a maximum of 245 hp at 5,000 rpm and maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1,250 to 4,000 rpm.
For those wanting more bang for their buck, the 335i runs on a six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine. It can achieve a maximum of around 306 hp at 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm.
All BMW 3 series cars are equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, which delivers the popular uninterrupted shifting that gives the driver and passengers a smooth ride.
Also new to the BMW 3 series is the company’s integrated navigation system. The feature is standard on all new 3 series vehicles.
In the models sold in the Indonesian market, the system can display a high resolution 3D map of the country.
Local 3 series fans have the option between two lines: sporty and luxury.
But be prepared to dig deep into your pockets either way. The BMW 320i and 328i will be available starting in October and will cost between Rp 599 million ($63,500) to Rp 729 million.
If that doesn’t deter you, the BMW 335i costs about Rp 849 million.
The price includes a premium aftersales service package that includes a two-year unlimited warranty and free maintenance for five years or the first 60,000 kilometers.
Catch the BMW special exhibit in Senayan, which will run until Sunday.