BMW petrol engines upgraded to BSVI standard - 6 per cent price hike by January 2020 on diesel models
BMW India has updated all the petrol models in its portfolio to meet the BSVI emission norms and the German carmaker is now focusing on treating the diesel models with the same.
"The complete petrol portfolio is already BSVI compliant while the diesel portfolio will be converted ahead of stipulated timelines. BMW Group Plant Chennai has started local production of BS VI diesel variants of the BMW 5 and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo," BMW India said in a statement.
The company has already started the local production of the BSVI complaint diesel variants of 5 Series and 6 Series GT. Also, the BSVI variant of the new X1 is in works the statement added.
"Early start of BSVI production is a strategic call we are taking to meet the unprecedented demand for our new products," BMW Group India President and Chief Executive Officer Rudratej Singh said. Early next year BSVI BMW models will see a price hike of six per cent, he added.
Recently, BMW launched the seventh generation of the 3 Series sedan in India. And the prices start at RS 41.40 lakh for the 320d engine option. The 330i version comes in at Rs 47.90 lakh. The car has been reworked completely and is now larger and lighter than before, having debuted internationally at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.