The German automaker BMW in India has announced that it has made updates in the petrol models of all the BMW cars that are in its entire portfolio. The changes have been made in order to meet the current BSVI emission norms in India to control the rising pollutions. BMW India is also focusing on doing the same with all of the diesel models as well. The BS-VI emission norms will become mandatory in India starting from April 2020.
BMW India has said in a statement to the press that “The complete petrol portfolio of BMW cars is already made BSVI compliant however the diesel models of the BMW cars will be converted within the stipulated timelines. The BMW Group Plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu has already started with the production of the BS-VI diesel variants of the BMW 5 series and also the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo locally.” According to the statement, The new BMW X1 is getting the BS-VI variant as well.
Mr. Rudratej Singh, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the BMW Group India had said in a statement, “The Early start of the BSVI production is a strategy that we are taking so that we can meet with the unprecedented demand for the newest BMW cars.” He also added, “At the beginning of 2020, BSVI compliant models of BMW cars will be priced up to six percent higher.”
BMW had recently launched the seventh generation of the BMW 3 Series sedan in the country. The prices of the BMW 3 series 7th generation will start at around Rs 41.40 lakh for the 320d engine option. While the 330i version of the car will be priced at Rs 47.90 lakh. The car has been changed completely and is larger in size than before and lighter in weight. It was launched internationally at the Paris Motor Show of 2018.
BMW has claimed that it is one of the first in its segment (luxury car segment) to be offering the BS-VI compliant petrol variants of all the models.
Mr. Rudratej Singh, the president, and chief executive of BMW Group India, said in a statement that the new product portfolio of BMW had triggered great traction in the luxury car market segment. The customers of BMW in India now have the choice of purchasing a BS-VI compliant model of any car of the BMW portfolio.
The range of the BMW is at an attractive position right now with its latest products, newest technology as well as super attractive ownership packages on the limited stocks of the BS-IV variants,”
Mr. Rudratej Singh added.
There is not much time left for the mandate of April 2020 for BS-VI emissions standards. And hence all the top car manufacturers are eagerly planning to upgrade their cars to the latest BS-VI standards. Some of the top car manufacturers have also stopped the production of a few of their small diesel cars.
BMW has made an announcement that it will offer its entire product portfolio with the BS-VI compliant variants.
Currently, both the BS-IV and the BS-VI variants of the BMW cars are available.
The BS-IV variants are though available but in limited stock and financial offers are also being made available, such as the low rates of interest, flexible loan tenures of up to seven years and the services of BMW for about 10 years.