BMW 3 Series GT facelift was unveiled at 2016 Paris Motor Show few days back and is now available in both petrol and diesel engine options in India
BMW has launched the 3 Series Gran Turismo facelift in India, which was unveiled at 2016 Paris Motor Show few days back. The car is available in three different variants, with price ranging between Rs. 43.3 lakhs and 47.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Initially, it was reported that, BMW 3 Series GT facelift will be launched in diesel variants initially, but the car comes in both petrol and diesel engine options.
The car comes sporting all-new LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lamps and revised L shaped LED taillights. The facelifted BMW 3 Series GT also gets revised air intakes, larger exhaust system as well. Apart from that, the signature BMW kidney grille enhances gives it an aggressive look, while the multi-spoke alloy wheels, swooping roofline, sharp character lines enhance its appeal further.
The car comes with several design updates, which include frameless door design, boot-lid mounted electronic spoiler etc. The car is produced locally, at BMW’s Chennai plant. It is available in range of exterior colour options, which include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect and Melbourne Red colours. BMW has also introduced two new additional colours which are – Jatoba, Arctic Grey Brilliant Effect.
Inside the cabin all-new BMW 3 Series GT gets new trim and updated upholstery material. To enhance the premium appeal further BMW has added glossy black trims inside cabin. The headlamps of the car come with camera-based adaptive cornering assist technology, High Beam Assist. The interior gets several dual-tone colour options on offer. It also comes with safety features like six airbags, ABS, Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control etc.
The petrol engine of BMW 330i is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit which kicks out 252 hp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque between 1,450 rpm and 4,800 rpm. It can accelerate to 100 kmph from standstill in 6.1 seconds. On the other hand, diesel engine for BMW 320d is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit which churns out 190 hp of peak power and 400 Nm of peak torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm, and it can accelerates to 100 kmph from nothing in 7.7 seconds. The car gets an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission with paddle shifters.