The German automaker has recently taken the wraps off its facelifted 3 Series GT model, which comes with revisions inspired by the sedan and wagon brethren.
BMW updated the 3 Series sedan and Touring more than a year ago and now it’s time for the quirky Gran Turismo to join the upgrade fray. The model got treated to about the same changes – but keeps the odd looks, which are only marginally better than its bigger 5 Series GT sibling. BMW will offer the 3 Series GT in Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport versions and now all models pack as standard amenities LED headlights, fog lights, taillights, the newest iDrive versions as well as leather steering wheel, and support for USB and Bluetooth. There are two new metallic body tones, alongside the Estoril Blue which is exclusive to the M Sport version, For even more customization, BMW added three new alloy wheel options and even more upholstery designs as well as additional interior trim strips.
Customers can choose between 8 engine, transmission, and drive configurations, with xDrive an option across the petrol range and on the 320d and 330d models. The top of the line 335d will use it as a standard option. There are also new powertrain introductions, namely three turbocharged gasoline mills. We have a 2.0-liter with 184 horsepower (135 kilowatts) in the 320i, a 52-hp 2.0-liter in the 330i and a 326-hp 3.0-liter for the 340i which now succeeds the older 335i.
Another five options are available to diesel fans, with power in between 150 hp (110 kW) and 313 hp (230 kW). Transmission choices include the six speed manual or the Steptronic automatic gearbox. The carmaker announced the refreshed 3 Series GT will hit dealerships this summer – and also mentioned we shouldn’t get our hopes up for its retirement when the new generation 3 Series comes, due to increasing sales coming from China, Germany, and United States, with most buyers being conquest owners.