A long-wheelbase version of the BMW 3-Series developed exclusively for the Chinese market will make its debut at this month’s Beijing motor show.
The BMW 3-Series Li was designed in Germany and will be built at the German brand’s new Shenyang production plant in China.
The 3-Series Li (as per the 7-Series Li) is built on an extended 3-Series platform that is stretched by 11cm over the standard sedan. BMW says the result gives the 3-Series Li the best rear-seat comfort in its class, a big drawcard in the Chinese market.
BMW 3-Series Li customers have the choice of the 135kW/270Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder BMW 320Li, the 180kW/450Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder 328Li, and the range-topping 225kW/400Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder 335Li.
All employ BMW’s TwinPower twin-scroll turbocharger technology, keeping fuel consumption between 6.0-7.2 litres per 100km.