German luxury automaker BMW has launched the 3 Series Shadow Edition in India. Available in petrol and diesel variants, the special edition of the 3 Series sedan is priced at Rs 41.40 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the 320d Sport and Rs 47.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the 330i M Sport. The BMW 3 Series Shadow Edition is a limited edition version for the premium sedan and offers cosmetic changes only.
In terms of changes, the newly launched special edition sedan gets smoked headlight and tail light, high-gloss black finish on the kidney grille, black chrome exhaust tips and 18-inch alloy wheels with different designs for petrol and diesel variants while the interior offers a dual-tone red and black seat upholstery, 8.7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10.5-inch digital instrument cluster and M Sport leather steering wheel. Apart from these, other updates include reverse camera, parking sensors, a 250W audio system and a variable sport steering system exclusively for the 330i. Some M trim elements such as the M door sill finisher and M Sport leather steering wheel are available only on the 320d variant.
Apart from these, the safety equipment offered also remains unchanged with six airbags, ABS with brake assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors, BMW Condition Based Service, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Stability Control and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under the hood, the BMW 3-series Shadow Edition features the same engine that empowers the standard BMW 3-Series sedan. The engine that comes with the 330i M Sport is the same 2-litre four-cylinder, petrol engine producing 248 bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque while the BMW 320d Sport gets a 2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine churning out 187 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. Also, while the BMW 330i can sprint from 0-100kmph in just 5.8 seconds, the 320d can do it in 7.2 seconds.
However, BMW offers the standard 3-series sedan in four variants namely the 320d Edition Sport (diesel), the 330i M Sport (petrol), the Prestige (base) and Luxury Line (top-spec) but the German automaker has launched the special edition sedan only in two variants. BMW has recently started the production of its upcoming 2018 X3 in the country and the car is all set to be launched on 19th April 2018. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for the launch updates of upcoming BMW X3.