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BMW India Commences Production of BS 6 Diesel Models at Chennai Plant

BMW India Commences Production of BS 6 Diesel Models at Chennai Plant

Snapshot: BMW has started the production of its first BS 6 diesel models in India with the 5-Series and 6-Series GT at its Chennai manufacturing plant, with X1 in the pipeline.

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  • BMW's BS 6 models to be 6 percent expensive than BS 4.
  • BMW to upgrade the 2.0L diesel engine to BS 6 emission level.
  • BMW to launch 5 Series and 6-Series GT with BS 6 diesel firstly.

BMW India has announced that it has readied the entire petrol line up of its portfolio with BS 6 emission levels, which come into effect from April 1, 2020.

The German luxury automaker also stated that it has started the production of its first BS 6 diesel models in India with the 5-Series and 6-Series GT at its Chennai manufacturing plant. The company has also chosen the X1 SUV as the next diesel model to be updated to BS 6 emission levels.

With this announcement, one thing is certain that BMW is going to update the 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine to BS 6 emission norms which presently churns out 190bhp and 400Nm. This engine is at the helm of BMW 520d, 620d, and the X1 20d. In addition, it also powers the 3-Series, X3, and X4.

The Munich based luxury automaker has revealed that its BS 6 diesel models, awaiting their launch, will be around 6 percent more expensive than the BS 4 models.

BMW X1, with BS 4 engine, comes in a price range of Rs 35.20-45.70 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India) while with BS 6 engine, it will have revised pricing around Rs 37.30-48.40 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India).

The company had introduced a plethora of new products in the Indian market in 2019 which included SUVs (X4, X5, and X7), sedans (7 Series Facelift with plug-in-hybrid variant and new 3-Series) and a roadster in form of Z4.

Read More: 2019 BMW X7 Sold Out in India, Waiting Period of At Least Two Months

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