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BMW 3GT Facelift

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Carving out the perfect niche for itself, the Gran Turismo is back with a bang and a slice of power and comfort!

Key Takeaways:

  • Both petrol and diesel engines available
  • Focussed on comfort and driveability
  • Lies between the 3 Series and 5 Series

When it was originally launched in 2014 in India, the BMW 3 GT was quite well received by takers of the Beemer badge. Now, the Bavarians have decided to amp up the appeal and present customers’ a vehicle that has more comfort, space and power. Hence, they came out with a facelift of the 3GT and presented it at INR 43.30 lakhs.

There are two diesel variants offered – the Sport and the Luxury priced at INR 43.30 lakhs and INR 46.50 lakhs respectively. A newly introduced petrol variant is also available at INR 47.50 lakhs.

BMW 3 Series GT Facelift

Let’s have a quick look at a few points as to what they have done in terms of upgrades for the exterior as well as the interiors.

  • Although, the upgrades on the exterior front are quite diminutive, they still have quite an impact and make the 3GT look way more striking than previously.
  • The LED headlamps which also get LED daytime running lights is one significant update for the facelift.
  • A new tech for the headlamps has been introduced which has a camera which based on an adaptive assistance systems helps light up the road in an improved method and automatically deflects certain elements in the headlamps when it encounters approaching traffic.
  • Two features which remain As Is on the 3GT are the electronically deployable spoiler on the boot lid and the frameless door design.
  • Needless to say, the kidney grille remains unchanged.
  • In spite of featuring a large notchback boot that opens, the cabin is still mighty spacious.
  • There is ample space for passengers in the rear which can be enjoyed by sitting there rather than driving this machine.
  • BMW iDrive system is present and this takes care of everything from navigation to audio.
  • The highlight is a 520L boot, not just that when the rear seats are folded the total cargo spaces adds up to 1600L.
  • It is quite evident, that the automaker has not given much attention to updating features but wants to enhance experiences of users’ instead. Sticking to the same-old recipe makes for a good fitment in this case.
  • It’s a series which is familiar and the layout too is something which the Beemer fans will be used to.
  • From other luxury manufacturers, there is no such competition but it does rival against predominant luxury sedans like the Jaguar XF, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class.
  • With the price offering of the 3GT, it is a thought-provoking proposal for anyone who is looking for a spacious, comfortable chauffeur driven vehicle. 

It’s all About the Engine:

The 3GT comes in petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine is a 2.0L one which produces a power of 190BHP and a torque of 400Nm. This engine is linked to an automatic gearbox and a RWD system. The petrol version (330i) is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine which churns out 252BHP and a torque of 350Nm. It can cover 0-100 in 6.1 seconds. Similar to the previous 3GT this one too will be comfortable and has an improved ride quality and handling. Both engines are linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox and have a RWD or rear wheel drive system.

BMW 3 Series GT Facelift

Petrol - Variant

330i Luxury Line

1998cc, Automatic, 18.9kmpl

Diesel - Variant

320d Sport Line

1995cc, Automatic, 18.9kmpl

Diesel- Variant

320d Luxury Line

1995cc, Automatic, 18.9kmpl

Engine

1995cc

Ground clearance

165mm

Fuel tank capacity

60L

Boot space

520L

Top speed

230kmph

No. of gears

8

Seating capacity

5

The icing on the cake for this car is that it slots between the 3 Series and 5 Series for the German automaker. This will stand as a good threat to fellow German automaker rivals like Audi and Mercedes.

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