BMW rolled out yet another luxury car in India. It has launched its new ‘6 Series Convertible’ and also announced its plans to launch SUV ‘X3′ this year. Actress Sonam Kapoor graced the events. She was present at launch with Dr Andreas Schaaf, president of BMW India, at the Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
BMW 6 series convertible is priced at Rs.95 lakh in India and will be available in petrol version as completely built-up unit (CBU). It has an eight-speed sports automatic transmission and a 4.4-litre V8 engine with ‘TwinPower Turbo Technology’, delivering 407 hp. With your foot on accelerator you can attain the speed of upto 100 km per hour in 0-5 sec with a top speed of 250 km/hr.
About the German carmaker’s future plans, Dr. Schaaf said “Besides rolling out new products in the next couple of years, we will double our dealerships across India to 40 and invest more at the Chennai plant to meet our future requirements,” he said.
The BMW India head also said the carmaker would take its total investments in India from the existing Rs.110 crore to Rs.180 crore by the end of 2012.
“We have recently acquired additional land to enhance the size of our Chennai facility, while our annual production capacity has also been increased to 10,000 units from 8,000 units. If need be, we will produce more cars,” Dr. Schaaf added.
In 2010, BMW India sold 6,426 units, capturing 40 per cent of the car market that stood at around 15,000 units, while it is hoping to see 20-30 per cent growth for the next few years.