BMW has launched the 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition, which is priced at Rs 53.50 lakh for the 330Li version and Rs 54.90 lakh for the 320Ld version (ex-showroom, India). Available in limited numbers, the Iconic Edition gets certain exterior and interior changes to set it apart from the rest of the 3 Series Gran Limousine range.
- Gets illuminated kidney grille, crystal gear shift knob and more
- Available in three colours – Mineral White, Carbon Black and Cashmere Silver
- 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines on offer
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition: what’s new?
On the exterior, the new 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic edition gets the ‘Iconic Glow Kidney Grille’ function which illuminates the sedan’s front grille, similar to that on the new X6 SUV.
Inside the cabin, the Iconic edition gets ‘Vernasca’ leather upholstery for the rear seats, new headrest cushions for second row passengers, a coat hanger with base carrier, a crystal gear shift knob with an illuminated ‘3’ model logo, comfort seats at the front and ‘Welcome Light Carpet’ puddle lamps that are projected from the side sills.
The new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition is available in three colours – Mineral White, Carbon Black and Cashmere Silver, while the interior upholstery is finished in Cognac/Black.
The 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic edition also comes with BMW’s Service Inclusive packages, which start at Rs 48,262 for the petrol and Rs 65,018 for the diesel. Furthermore, buyers can also opt for a three year/unlimited mileage extended warranty for Rs 38,114 for both versions.
Other than that, the 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic edition is equipped with six airbags, ABS, ESC, a panoramic sunroof, six-colour ambient lighting, three-zone climate control, BMW’s ‘Live Cockpit Professional’ 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch screen with BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and automatic boot operation.
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition: engine and gearbox
The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition is available with either a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (330Li) that produces 258hp and 400Nm of torque or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit (320Ld) that puts out 190hp and 400Nm of torque. Both engines come paired with an 8-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 6.2sec for the petrol, while the diesel is said to complete the sprint in 7.6sec. Both engines also get drive modes, namely Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Iconic Edition: rivals
As is the case with the standard 3 Series, the 3 Series Gran Limousine competes with other luxury sedans like the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volvo S60 and Jaguar XE. However, seeing as it is larger than the aforementioned models and offers a more luxurious rear-seat experience, the Gran Limousine is more expensive than its rivals.