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      05-31-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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BMW is preparing to launch the latest BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo in time for the start of summer. Blending the elegance of a coupe with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan and the boot capacity of a station wagon, the 3 Series Gran Turismo has developed into a firm fixture of the mid-size class over the last three years. Its biggest sales markets are China, Germany and the USA, and the majority of BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo customers are new to the BMW brand. The new version of the Gran Turismo cuts a visibly sportier figure, and the three petrol and five diesel engines in the range offer noticeably higher output. All the engines are turbocharged and burn up to 14 per cent less fuel. The interior, meanwhile, impresses with its high-quality materials, the new user interface for the Navigation system Professional (taken from BMW’s luxury-class cars) and even better smartphone connectivity.

More dynamic looks and an even greater feeling of luxury inside.
At 4,824 millimetres in length, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is around 200 millimetres longer than the other members of the BMW 3 Series family. And that takes it close to luxury-class territory. The design of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, which has been sculpted to visibly greater dynamic effect at both the front and rear, heightens the impression of class. The new, standard-fitted LED headlights for dipped and high beam and the LED front foglamps lend the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo a more sporting appearance. The car has a visually broader stance on the road. And the combination of updated LED rear lights and more zestful lines brings extra brawn to the rear styling.

The interior of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has an even more sophisticated feel, thanks to upgraded materials and accents. Extra chrome around the interior controls, and new decorative wood elements, colours and leather trim variants take perceived quality to another new level, while the interior’s haptic and ergonomic attributes have also been further enhanced. Sportiness coupled with the elegance of a coupe, the comfort and convenience of four doors, a seating position raised by 59 millimetres with excellent all-round visibility, and a generous feeling of space have always been key reasons to purchase a BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The space argument is particularly persuasive in the rear compartment, where three full-size seats and legroom more familiar from a luxury sedan – courtesy of a wheelbase lengthened by 110 millimetres (now 2,920 millimetres) – await. The large tailgate, meanwhile, opens to reveal a boot offering 520 to 1,600 litres of load space and allowing extremely varied use.

The latest version of the BMW Navigation system Professional will now also be offered in the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo – the first time a mid-size model has been available with the upgraded system. The most important menu items are now displayed in a clear, tile-based style, which makes operating the system even more intuitive. Linking up mobile phones has become more convenient, as smartphones can now also be charged and connected to the car’s external aerial wirelessly via an inductive tray.

New engine family: higher outputs, lower fuel consumption.
The new generation of engines available for the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo offer compelling levels of sports performance, agility and economy. The range consists of three all-new petrol units developing 135 kW/184 hp to 240 kW/326 hp and five diesel variants producing 110 kW/150 hp to 230 kW/313 hp – with classical rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, with manual or Steptronic automatic transmission (fuel consumption combined: 7.7–4.3 l/100 km [36.7– 65.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 175–112 g/km)*. All the four- and six-cylinder petrol engines and four-cylinder diesels are taken from the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine family and enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The arrival of the updated BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo sees the new petrol engines slotting into this model’s line-up as well. An all-new addition to the diesel ranks, meanwhile, is the BMW 325d Gran Turismo. The other four-cylinder diesels have been available to customers since the launch of the new engine generation in summer 2015.

Considerable efficiency gains have been made with the new engines, despite their increased output. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions range from 4.5 per cent in the BMW 318d Gran Turismo to 13,8 per cent for the BMW 320d Gran Turismo. And further improved manual and automatic transmissions, the Auto Start Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand operation of ancillary units and the ECO PRO mode also help the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to set the benchmark for fuel economy and emissions.

The BMW 320i Gran Turismo, 318d Gran Turismo and 320d Gran Turismo come as standard with the six-speed manual gearbox, but can also be ordered with the eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission as an option. All other engine variants feature the automatic as standard. And that means three more variants of the car (the BMW 330i Gran Turismo, BMW 340i Gran Turismo and BMW 325d Gran Turismo) are offered exclusively with the efficient Steptronic unit than was the case with the outgoing model. Improvements in efficiency, an increase in ratio spread and a reduction in converter slip during the gear-change process bring about a three per cent drop in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. At the same time, customers can expect both driving comfort and shift comfort to be heading in the opposite direction.

All petrol-engined BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo variants and the diesel-powered BMW 320d Gran Turismo and BMW 330d Gran Turismo can be specified as an option with BMW xDrive. The BMW 335d xDrive Gran Turismo has this all-wheel-drive technology as standard.

A total of 18 engine, transmission and drive configurations are therefore available for the BMW 3 Series Gran Truism.

Three equipment lines to choose from.
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo customers can choose between Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport variants. The Estoril Blue colour shade is available exclusively for M Sport models. The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is fitted with an extensive selection of equipment items as standard, including automatic climate control, keyless engine ignition, Servotronic, six airbags, LED headlights for dipped and high beam, LED front foglamps, a high-resolution colour screen with iDrive Controller, a hands-free facility for phone calls – including a USB port and Bluetooth audio streaming – and a leather multifunction steering wheel. Greater freedom with interior and exterior equipment combinations opens up a wider range of possibilities to customers. Two new metallic paint finishes are available, as are three new wheel rim designs and additional upholstery variants and interior trim strips.

* Fuel consumption figures based on the EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified.

The New BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo M Sport

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      06-01-2016, 12:23 AM   #2
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I can hardly tell the difference from previous model. Need to see side by side. Also Idrive 5 and USB port under climate controls

Now bring it to the F8x so I can have it XD
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Basically, the new iDrive is the only notable thing.
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Call me when it's a proper wagon.
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the new idrive
will the f30 receive an update for it ?? 2014 model professional nav
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Can't wait to see all the haters.....I'm a proud owner and living in NYC with only 1 car. This makes an incredible compromise. Thanks BMW for making the GT.
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Wait..let me get this right..this is getting LED as a standard equipment. BUT the F8x its a $1900 option..REALLY..
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When is LCI coming to 4 series GC?
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Can't wait to see all the haters.....I'm a proud owner and living in NYC with only 1 car. This makes an incredible compromise. Thanks BMW for making the GT.
The animated responses (thus far) were humorous and very far from "hate".
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When is LCI coming to 4 series GC?
Summer 2017 I believe
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I can hardly tell the difference from previous model. Need to see side by side. Also Idrive 5 and USB port under climate controls

Now bring it to the F8x so I can have it XD
Yuck that USB port under there is ugly! Don't bring to F8x. iDrive 5 though -- I'm stewing with jealousy for
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the new idrive
will the f30 receive an update for it ?? 2014 model professional nav
No way...probably different hardware beyond just the software
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the tide of this thread was so predictable

the GT is ugly...
not a proper wagon..
why they still making these...
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This seems very similar to the 4 Gran Coupe. What is materially different? Why get the 3GT vs the 4GC or vice versa?
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They should of discontinued this model and LCI'd the Grand Coupe instead!
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That USB slot looks really out of place.
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Why are they still making these?
130,000 sold in the last three years. It doesn't fit the mold of the typical BMW that this forum supports but its a practical car.
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This seems very similar to the 4 Gran Coupe. What is materially different?
The GT is much taller giving you a lot more head room for rear passengers and more trunk space. In my 4GC for example you can't put 26" luggage lengthwise on its side so trying to fit 2 large luggage in is a real tight squeeze.

It's a more comfortable road trip car if you have anyone sitting in back.
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