The entry-level diesel 3 Series becomes more affordable than the 320d Luxury Line by about ₹5.40 lakh.
Right before the lockdown in March, BMW India had rejigged the 3 Series variant line-up. The 320d Sport variant was dropped and replaced by the 330i Sport, which became the new entry-level variant. Now, the 320d Sport has been reintroduced and is priced at ₹42.10 lakh (ex-showroom). It sits just above the 330i Sport and is more expensive by ₹40,000. The rest of the variant line-up remains unchanged, with the 320d Luxury Line priced at ₹47.50 lakh and the range-topping 330i M Sport at ₹48.50 lakh (all figures are ex-showroom).
Though both diesel variants (320 Sport & 320d Luxury Line) are powered by the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel motor (188bhp & 400Nm), there is a price difference of about ₹5.40 lakh between them. As a result, the 320d Sport misses out on the Luxury Line package, ambient lighting, Sensatec-covered instrument panel, BMW Live Cockpit Professional (12.3-inch instrument cluster & 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen), Apple CarPlay connectivity, Parking Assistant, and Vernesca leather upholstery, when compared with the 320d Luxury Line.
Instead, the 320d Sport offers BMW Live Cockpit (analogue instrument cluster & an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen), a rearview camera with front & rear Park Distance Control, Sensatec Black or Black/Beige upholstery, etc. Rest of the features remain common on both. The most noticeable exterior difference between the 320d Sport and 320d Luxury Line is the design of the 17-inch alloy wheels.