WORLD PREMIERE: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Facelift

3-Series | July 28th, 2016 by 11
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BMW introduces the facelifted version of the 3 Series Gran Turismo. With its biggest sales markets in China, Germany and the US, the company says …

BMW introduces the facelifted version of the 3 Series Gran Turismo. With its biggest sales markets in China, Germany and the US, the company says that the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo customers are new to the BMW brand. The facelifted version of the Gran Turismo builds upon the elegant design and sporty accents of the first generation, while adding a series of new features.

Updated Design

The new, standard-fitted LED headlights for dipped and high beam and the LED front foglamps lend the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo a more sporting appearance. The car has a visually broader stance on the road and the combination of updated LED rear lights and more zestful lines brings extra brawn to the rear styling.

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The interior of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has an even more sophisticated feel, thanks to upgraded materials and accents. Extra chrome around the interior controls, and new decorative wood elements, colors and leather trim variants take perceived quality to another new level, while the interior’s haptic and ergonomic attributes have also been further enhanced.

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The latest version of the BMW Navigation system Professional will now also be offered in the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo – the first time a mid-size model has been available with the upgraded system. The most important menu items are now displayed in a clear, tile-based style, which makes operating the system even more intuitive. Linking up mobile phones has become more convenient, as smartphones can now also be charged and connected to the car’s external aerial wirelessly via an inductive tray.

New Engines

The new generation of engines available for the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo consists of three all-new petrol units developing 184 hp to 326 hp and five diesel variants producing 150 hp to 313 hp – with classical rear- wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, with manual or Steptronic automatic transmission. An all-new addition to the diesel ranks is the BMW 325d Gran Turismo.

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Considerable efficiency gains have been made with the new engines, despite their increased output. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions range from 4.5 percent in the BMW 318d Gran Turismo to 13.8 percent for the BMW 320d Gran Turismo. And further improved manual and automatic transmissions, the Auto Start Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand operation of ancillary units and the ECO PRO mode also help the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to set the benchmark for fuel economy and emissions.

The BMW 320i Gran Turismo, 318d Gran Turismo and 320d Gran Turismo come as standard with the six-speed manual gearbox, but can also be ordered with the eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission as an option. All other engine variants feature the automatic as standard.

All petrol-powered BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo variants and the diesel-powered BMW 320d Gran Turismo and BMW 330d Gran Turismo can be specified as an option with BMW xDrive. The BMW 335d xDrive Gran Turismo has this all-wheel- drive technology as standard.
A total of 18 engine, transmission and drive configurations are therefore available for the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Three Equipment Lines

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo customers can choose between Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport variants. The Estoril Blue color shade is available exclusively for M Sport models. Greater freedom with interior and exterior equipment combinations opens up a wider range of possibilities to customers. Two new metallic paint finishes are available, as are three new wheel rim designs and additional upholstery variants and interior trim strips.

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