The 2017 BMW 3-Series GT will be launched in India later this year and the Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) update gives it only minor changes.
The 2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo has been revealed and it looks more or less like its predecessor except for a few minor cosmetic changes. The changes come in the dynamic front look, LED headlights, profile and design of the LED taillights along with revised new bumpers to complete the makeover. The car looks more like a grandiose variant of the existing 3-Series GT.
BMW has not stopped short when it comes to the cabin. The latest GT boasts of a new interface for navigation and also supports wireless charging and smartphone connectivity. The reticent cabin looks plush and serene, and soothes down the racing heart. Full leather cushioning, smartly placed and adjustable headrests add to its ostentatious luxury and comfort. The dashboard looks surprisingly funky with those one-side trims and contrasting choice of colours. As always with BMW, the trim and leather are also customisable and come in various options to the buyers. The boot space remains the same at around a well-spacious 500-litres which expands to 1600-litres with all the seats folded.
The 2016 line-up of the 3-Series GT hosted the 328i and 335i models. The latest line-up replaces them with 330i and 340i respectively. The revised engines are a part of BMW’s new Modular Engine Architecture. The 330i has a turbocharged 2.0-litre, in-line 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 248 horses whereas the 340i has a turbocharged 3.0-litre, in-line 6-cylinder motor that produces 320 HP of power. Both the models are equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all the four wheels.
The 2017 BMW 3-series Gran Turismo comes in three different equipment lines namely – Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport. The premier BMW Estoril Blue shade is made exclusive to the M-Sport models alone. The cost at which the new 3-series GT arrives is not yet confirmed, but it is sure to be in excess of $44,000 in the global markets for the entry level product.
2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo Facelift
– Not much of a cosmetic makeover, but the interior and under-the-hood improvements are clearly visible
– 330i -Turbocharged 2.0-litre, in-line 4-cylinder engine, produces 248 HP of power
– 340i- Turbocharged 3.0-litre, in-line 6-cylinder engine, produces 320 HP of power
– They will come equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with all-wheel drive
– Available in Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport models