BMW Unveils the New 3 -Series Gran Turismo

The 3 series GT will be reached in India by 2014

German carmaker, BMW has unveiled the new 3 Series Gran Turismo. The all new 3 series GT has been showcased ahead of the 83th Geneva Motor Show to be held on 5th to 17th of March 2013 in Switzerland.

The BMW 3-Series GT will be equipped with Sporty features, along with the versatility of touring.

BMW 3 series GT

The BMW 3-Series GT offers a wide range of engine options. The petrol engine includes 320i with a 2.0-litre motor that produces 184 PS, 328i with a 2.0-litre motor that produces 245 PS and 335i with 3.0-litre turbo inline-six that produces 306 PS. The diesel engine includes two 4- cylinder variants, the 318d produces a power of 143 PS and the 320d produces a power of 184 PS. All engines are coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as an option. The 3-series comes with rear-wheel driving system(RWD). BMW India will offer the 3-Series GT in 320d variant, which comes mated to 8-speed automatic gearbox.

BMW 3 series GT interior

The taller glass house, the frameless windows and the sloping rear roof line gives it the look of a large hatchback.

Limited changes are made on the interior of the vehicle. The seating positions are raised a little. A notable change is made on the bootspace. The bootspace that can holds 520 liters luggage which can be expanded to 1600 liters when folded down. The 3 Series GT also offers the convenience of 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench with folding head restraints and tilt-adjustable backrests.

BMW 3 series GT bootspace

The new 3-series GT's technology comprises of auto start-stop function, brake energy regeneration and optimum shift indicator. The ECO PRO and the ECO PRO Route driving modes allow enhancing fuel efficiency. The large tailgate with active spoiler will raise at 110 km/h (68 mph) and will retracts when the car reaches speeds of lower than 70 km/h (43 mph). The large load aperture and high-opening tailgate make access easier.

BMW 3 series GT

The hatchback measures 200 mm longer, 17 mm wider and 81 mm taller than the 3 series Touring. It also rides on a wheelbase that has been extended by 110mm. The latest addition to the 3 Series family can be ordered in an entry-level version, with the Sport Line, Luxury Line or Modern Line equipment packages, or with the optional M Sport package. The BMW 3- series is the 3rd model in the 3-series lineup following the saloon and estate models. It is expected that the new 3-series GT will reach the Indian market by 2014.
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Last updated on 11-02-2013. Published on 11-02-2013.
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