BMW will launch the first right-hand-drive version of the long-wheelbase 3 Series in India, according to a fresh report.

In April 2019, the Munich-based firm unveiled the left-hand-drive 3 Series Li, a stretched version of the sedan that it said would be reserved “exclusively” for China.

Now, however, Autocar India reports that a LWB version of the G20-generation sedan will launch in India at the start of 2021, though it is interestingly set to wear the "Gran Limousine" badge rather than "Li" moniker.

Like the Chinese model, the right-hand-drive 3 Series Gran Limousine is set to feature a wheelbase extended by some 110 mm (to 2 961 mm), resulting in extra room for the rear passengers. The rear doors are likewise some 110 mm longer than standard, while rear legroom improves by a claimed 43 mm.

As the publication points out, the 3 Series Gran Limousine will slot between the standard-wheelbase model and the 5 Series in the Indian market. Expect the powertrain line-up to mirror that of the standard 3 Series range.

It remains to be seen whether the Bavarian automaker will offer the lengthened 3 Series in other right-hand-drive markets...