/BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Gets Official

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Gets Official

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A few hours after the  official pictures of the new 3-Series Gran Turismo leaks onto the web, BMW releases the official material to take matters into their own hand. So here’s your 3er GT, a car that is 200mm longer and 81mm taller than the sedan, has 110mm longer wheelbase, and is about 500 per cent uglier.

BMW knows the car looks terrible, which is why they don’t even try to boast the car’s design. Instead they put the emphasize on the clever use of space and the roomy interior. The GT offers more legroom and headroom than both the sedan and touring versions of the 3-Series, and with 520 liters of boot capacity, it is more practical than the touring by a whole 25 liters.

The 3-Series GT can be had with a number of packages, including Sport Line, Luxury Line or Modern Line equipment packages, as well as the M Sport Package, each adding unique visual features, interior appointments, and exclusive equipment.

Engine-wise, you are offered a range of five  BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, ranging from 105 kW/143 hp to 225 kW/306 hp. The range-topping six-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet of the BMW 335i Gran Turismo is joined by the four-cylinder petrol units in the BMW 328i Gran Turismo and BMW 320i Gran Turismo. The two 2.0-litre diesel engines powering the BMW 320d Gran Turismo and BMW 318d Gran Turismo round off the line-up at launch.

A six-speed manual is standard transmission, with an 8-speed auto available as an option. EfficientDynamics features in the 3er GT includes aero parts – including Air Curtains, Air Breathers and the active rear spoiler – Auto Start/Stop, and ECO Pro driving mode.

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