BMW has announced the arrival of 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ in India. Produced locally at the BMW Plant Chennai, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ comes in only a petrol variant. Furthermore, this Shadow Edition will be available in M Sport design scheme and at a special ex-showroom price of Rs 42.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
On the outside, the special edition 3 Series Gran Turismo gets striking lines, muscular surfaces and discreet design elements made of a black high-gloss unit. The kidney grille with nine slats is finished in high-gloss black produce for an especially athletic effect for the front end. The dark shadow elements further extend to the LED headlights and taillights. The 18-inch star-spoke alloy wheels in jet black along with exhaust tailpipe in black chrome further enhance its distinctive looks. The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Shadow Edition comes with four colour options – Alpine White, Melbourne Red Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic and Estoril Blue Metallic.
On the inside, the aluminium door sill plates, the key with M logo, M sports leather steering wheel, mood-lifting colours of ambient lighting and chrome edging of air vents all stand out. To add to that, the raised seating position and generous space allow greater freedom of movement. The Panorama Glass Roof fills up the cabin with natural light and brings in a sense of spaciousness. The model comes equipped with universal wireless charging as a complimentary accessory.
As for the petrol motor, BMW has fitted a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine which produces 244bhp and 350Nm of torque. 0 -100kmph is claimed to come up in just 6.1 seconds. This smooth operator of an engine comes mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is a unique vehicle concept in the segment and has become a trailblazer with its distinctive and modern character. The new ‘Shadow Edition’ is an amalgamation of luxurious elegance and sportiness in even more sophisticated form. Available in limited units, the ‘Shadow Edition’ offers our discerning customer one last opportunity to own this legendary icon of the successful model. It combines the best of both worlds – an embodiment of pure dynamism and a sense of spaciousness.”
As one would imagine, BMW has not skimped on safety. The Shadow Edition comes with six airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Side-impact Protection, Runflat tyres with reinforced sidewalls, emergency spare wheel, electronic vehicle immobiliser, a fully automated and chargeable key and a crash sensor.
BMW also emphasis that customers will receive their new BMW at a place of their choice after a thorough sanitisation process along with handover of all vehicle documents in a sanitised envelope. In fact, the entire process of configuring and buying can be facilitated online.