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Most popular BMW cars in Sri Lanka

Who doesn’t love BMWs right? The BMW company saw its inception in 1916 in Munich, Germany. Winning hearts since forever, these cars are popular among anyone and everyone. The first-ever car they made was the BMW 3/15, from there, they have come a long way.

Sri Lanka is no exception to the growing BMW community. The iconic headlights and the kidney grills are instant signs of a BMW. Today, we will discuss the most popular BMW cars in Sri Lanka and their specifications. If you’re interested in buying one, this blog will help you choose the right car for you.

BMW f30

The BMW f30 was manufactured from late 2011 to 2019. It belongs to the 3 series line-up. This car is an all-rounder in handling, performance, efficiency, and comfort. It comes in sedan, coupé, convertible, station wagon, and 5-door hatchback types of rides. The interior is very spacious, and the car comes in stunning colors. We will list down some of the most popular colors below.

  • Alpine white
  • Jet Black
  • Estoril Blue II
  • Mojave Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic

The interior is often Dakota leather, with some of the most elegant colors you have seen. The base model, BMW 320d is one of the most sought-after models in Sri Lanka. All in all, if you have some extra cash to spare, this car is ideal for you.

BMW f10

The f10 is the 6th generation of the 5 series. The premium and sophisticated look is the first thing you can notice on f10. Even the interior is built with the highest quality materials. The handling, comfort, and performance are great, and the car comes in many colors, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Havana Metallic, and the Sakhir Orange. These colors are a real treat to the eye!

The BMW 520d model is one of the most commonly used f10 in Sri Lanka. This is also a spacious car which provides maximum comfort. The f10 is quite advanced in comparison to its 5th generation predecessors, e60, e39, and e34. This BMW car comes in sedan, wagon, and the 5-door fastback known as Gran Turismo. 

BMW e46

For the younger generation who looks for the sheer driving pleasure of the BMWs, the following two cars are the gems. The e46 is the 4th generation of their 3 series. The car comes in sedan, coupé, convertible, station wagon and hatchback body styles. Now, this is important. You might hear words like pre-facelift and facelift. Facelift, or in other words, Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) is when the manufacturers upgrade the appearance and any other aspects to give the model a boost. The e46 facelift saw light in the day after 2002. Keep in mind that you can only change some parts of the appearance if you want to convert your pre-facelift to a facelift. This information might come in handy when you buy an e46 or an e36. 

The e46 is known to be one of the most fuel-efficient and best-handling cars in the BMW car line-up. It has a great look, and it’s comfortable to drive. Looking at the price point, we can say this is one of the best and most affordable BMWs you can buy in Sri Lanka. 

BMW e36

Every youngster knows the BMW e36. The less-curvy, more-monstrous look, the one-of-a-kind headlights, endless possibilities for modifications, and handles like a dream. This about sums up the BMW e36. The e36 m3 was soon named as the best handling car in America, surpassing all the giants in the market. This car is the 3rd generation of the 3 series. Since its production, up to this day, the car is still popular among all BMW fanatics. 

The BMW e36 also comes in facelift and pre-facelift versions. The car comes in some stylish, breathtaking colors, and comfortable interiors. You might see some stunning, flashy ones on the road from time to time. The body styles for BMW e36 are sedan, coupé, convertible, wagon, and even hatchbacks. For someone who’s looking to experience the sheer driving pleasure, this car is ideal. It’s quite affordable, too. Best of both worlds!

Alright. Now that we discussed 4 of the most popular and commonly used BMWs, let’s jump into a quick comparison between the four. We hope this helps you make a wise decision if you ever decide to buy a BMW car. 

ModelPrice rangeFuel efficiency
f3012-16.5 million10-15 km/l
f1013.5-20 million15-20 km/l
e464-6.5 million 10-20 km/l
e362.5-5 million5-15 km/l

Bonus mention!

The BMW i8 is worth mentioning with all these bimmer talks going on. With a sleek, sporty look and outstanding performance, this is one of the ideal cars for those who seek speed. Certainly a head-turner, the BMW i8 can be quite pricey, from 35-45 million. What’s special about this car is, it’s a plug-in hybrid car. It has a better fuel consumption overall and does around 15-30 km/l. 


Which series is the most popular?

The 3 series is the most popular line-up with the e36, e46, e60, e90, e92, f30, and the g20.

What do 320d and 520d mean?

These numbers specify the BMW series and the engine capacity, in this case, either 3 series or 5 series, and a 2.0-liter engine.

What is the difference between M sport and the M Performance?

The M Sport adds more style to the appearance with body parts while the M Performance adds performance upgrades such as brakes, wheels, exhaust, etc.

Should I choose BMW or Mercedes Benz?

If you want a more performance-driven car, you should purchase BMW and if you’re more concerned about comfort and luxury, go for Mercedes Benz. However, both of these have their own set of pros and cons. Learn about the top 5 car brands in Sri Lanka here.

What are the BMWs good for daily use?

The e39, e46, e60 are good for daily driving. If you can spend a little more, you can buy the f10 or f30.

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