BMW has announced two new engines for the 3-Series Gran Turismo, which will be joining the rest of the range this summer.
Despite pulling the wraps off the facelifted version of the regular 3-Series just a few weeks back, with this also including the range-topping M3, BMW seems to have no plans on offering similar updates for the 3-Series Gran Turismo too. However, the model is not remaining as it is because future buyers will be able to order between two brand new engines which have been added to the model. According to the German based automaker, the 3-Series GT will be offered with the 318d and 320d versions, starting from this summer.
The cheaper 2.0 liter engine is rated at 150 HP and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque on the 318d and it is allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.3 seconds with the manual transmission and in 9.2 seconds with the automatic. The fuel consumption figure stands at just 4.5 liters / 100 km with the manual and 4.3 liters / 100 km with the automatic. The 320d will be making use of the same engine but this will be slightly more powerful and also more expensive. Needless to say that these are the same units which are being used on several BMW vehicles. The fuel consumption in this variant stands at 4.6L / 100km with the manual and 4.3 liters / 100 km/h with the automatic and from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the manual version needs 7.8 seconds while the automatic can do it in 7.7 seconds. No pricing details have been made public yet.