Facelifted BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo spotted in California

Spy Photos | April 3rd, 2016 by 5
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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.

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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.

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