This Summer, BMW will unveil the facelift of the 3 Series Gran Turismo. A test mule was spotted just a few days ago in the sunny Southern California sporting the typical BMW camouflage. The swirly tape covers the front fascia and the entire rear-end, hiding from the prying eyes some of the facelift details.
Just like the 3 Series Sedan and Touring, the 3er GT will get a minimal design upgrade starting with slightly different headlights and taillights graphics, a subtle bumper redesign and ending with an equally minimal interior upgrade which will feature an updated iDrive system and new trim and leather options.
The Gran Turismo will take advantage of an upgraded suspension – altered top mounts, dampers, power steering tuning and a lower ride height.
BMW will also refresh some of the powerplants found in the 3 Series GT family. The 3.0 liter TwinTurbo six-cylinder B58 will replace the N55 unit in the 335i GT to create a new model – 340i GT. Other updates will also be given to the four-cylinder petrol and diesel units.
The 3 Series GT LCI is expected to arrive in US dealerships in mid-Summer as a 2017 Model Year.[Photos: Alvinized52]