G28 2021 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheelbase) set to be launched in India, 330Li and 320Ld variants

Eric · Jan 11, 2021 02:19 PM

China-market BMW 325Li pictured

BMW India has opened bookings for the upcoming long wheelbase (LWB) BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine - essentially a stretched version the 3 Series that we are all familiar with. The new long-wheelbase 3 Series will be launched in India on 21-January, marking the first country to receive the right-hand-drive (RHD) version of the model. 

China-spec BMW 325Li pictured (Luxury Line)

First things first. The G28 3 Series Gran Limousine (G20 long wheelbase) features a wheelbase that is 110 mm longer than the standard car, adding another 43 mm to the rear legroom. The seats also receive better cushions and bolsters than the regular 3 Series.

As a result, the G28 3 Series Gran Limousine boast an overall length of 4,829 mm. Its 1,463 mm height is also marginally taller than the regular G20 3 Series (1,435 mm), though the width remains unchanged (1,827 mm). 

China-spec BMW 330Li pictured. India set to receive the same model

Exterior-wise, the G28 3 Series Gran Limousine is largely identical to the regular model, albeit with some minor tweaks. One of the biggest hint, apart from the 330Li or 320Ld emblems, is the marginally longer rear doors.

More legroom for rear passengers. China-spec car pictured

For the Indian market, BMW will offer the 3 Series Gran Limousine with two engines: a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol that does 258 PS and 400 Nm (330Li) and a turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel that does 190 PS and 400 Nm. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

BMW 325Li Luxury Line (China spec) pictured

Other equipment, such as LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, and iDrive infotainment system are expected to be carried over from the regular 3 Series.