BMW India kicks off BS VI production at Chennai plant  

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Nov 2019

Thomas Dose, managing director, BMW Plant Chennai with the BS VI diesel BMW 5 Series.

BMW India has begun local production of BS VI-compliant cars at its plant in Chennai, ahead of the April 1, 2020 deadline. The luxury carmaker says it is offering BS VI variants across its entire product range. While the complete petrol portfolio is already BS VI-compliant, 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 Series and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. The company says the new BS VI avatar of the BMW X1 will also hit the shopfloor soon.

Commenting on the development, Rudratej Singh, president and CEO, BMW Group India, said, “2019 has been exciting for us as our new product portfolio has triggered remarkable traction in the luxury car market. Early start of BS VI production is a strategic call we are taking to meet the unprecedented demand for our new products. Today, BMW India customers have the choice of buying a BS VI car across the entire product portfolio. The present BMW range is extremely attractive because of its unique position with latest products, newest technology as well as superbly attractive ownership packages on limited stocks of BS IV variants.”

The latest products launched by BMW India in 2019 are available in both BS IV and BS VI variants. BMW India says, beginning 2020, it will increase prices of BS VI models by up to 6%, adding that “attractive financial offers are available on limited stocks of BS IV variants.”