BMW 3 Series GT Review

India has launched the updated 2017  3-Series Gran Turismo in India. Earlier this year, BMW India rolled out the updated 3-Series sedan featuring restyled headlamps and tail lights along with slight tweaks to the interiors. The 2017 BMW 3 Series GT features similar updates. Prices of the new BMW 3 Series GT facelift start at Rs. 43.30 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. Read on for more info on the 2017 BMW 3 Series GT India launch, price, specifications and details.

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2017 BMW 3 Series GT India Specifications

Wheel Type and Size18 inch Alloys
Boot Space520 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity57 L
Engine Type/ Displacement2.0 L Diesel
Power190 PS
Torque400 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)8-speed Automatic

The 3 Series GT facelift continues with the 2.0 L Diesel engine. This 4 cylinder unit churns out a maximum power of 190 PS and a peak torque of 400 Nm. An 8-speed automatic gearbox will be the only transmission on offer. BMW India recently introduced petrol variants of the 3-Series and 5-Series. The new 3 Series GT features a 330i petrol variant powered by a 2.0 L engine that puts out 252 PS and 350 NM.

2017 BMW 3 Series GT India Features

  • Active rear spoiler
  • Full LED headlamps
  • LED tail lights
  • Frameless doors
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Panorama glass roof
  • Electric seat adjust with memory function
  • BMW Apps
  • 20 GB on board storage
  • iDrive infotainment system with 8.8 inch touchscreen
  • 9 Speaker audio system
  • 8 Airbags

The facelifted 320d is the second recipient in India, after the X3, to get BMW’s latest 2.0-litre diesel engine. The new engine (Code: B47) is identical to the old one in displacement (1,995cc from four cylinders) but otherwise there’s little carried over from before. Peak power is up by 6bhp to 187bhp and peak torque is up by 2kgm to a meaty 40.7kgm.

BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 7.2 seconds for the new 320d which betters the old car’s time by just 0.2 seconds. In the real world too, performance levels are similar to the old car’s which, as anyone whose driven a 320d will tell you, is no bad thing. There’s a strong tug from low in the rev band, genuine punch in the mid-range and even an accessible top-end to exploit. The engine revs quite freely to 4,500rpm in full auto mode (or 5,000rpm in manual mode) and it’s easily among the most exciting four-cylinder diesel engines around. Where the new engine feels significantly better than the older one is in refinement. That sharp clatter at idle is significantly muffled here and it doesn’t get as vocal later on either. Still, the engine can sound a touch coarse when loaded, but is a lot nicer than before.

  • To complement the engine, BMW has revised the eight-speed gearbox’s ratios and this seems to have also smoothened responses in town. On all-out blasts, the gearbox continues to delight with rapid, timely shifts but we did notice a mild lag in downshifts in sudden transitions from part to full throttle. Nothing that manual intervention at the paddles or the joystick-like gear lever couldn’t fix.
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