BMW has unveiled the 2017 3-Series GT and it is expected to go on sale in next couple of months. The facelifted 3-Series GT gets cosmetic changes as well as mechanical updates. The sedan has grown up substantially in size as compared to the ongoing model. 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo customers can choose between Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport variants. The Estoril Blue colour shade is available exclusively for M Sport models.
The new BMW 3-Series GT measures 4824mm in length, and is around 200mm longer than the other members of the BMW 3 Series family. The sedan now comes with new, standard-fitted LED headlights for dipped and high beam and the LED front foglamps, while it has a visually broader stance on the road. The rear-end flaunts updated LED rear lights and more zestful lines. The interior of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has an even more sophisticated feel, thanks to upgraded materials and accents. There is extra chrome around the interior controls, and new decorative wood elements, colours and leather trims. The seating position is raised by 59mm with excellent all-round visibility, and a generous space. The space argument is particularly persuasive in the rear compartment, where three full-size seats and legroom more familiar from a luxury sedan – courtesy of a wheelbase lengthened by 110mm (now 2,920 millimetres) – await.
2017 3-Series GT has boot capacity of 520 litres, which can extended to 1600 litres. The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is fitted with an extensive selection of equipment items as standard, including automatic climate control, keyless engine ignition, Servotronic, six airbags, LED headlights for dipped and high beam, LED front foglamps, a high-resolution colour screen with iDrive Controller, a hands-free facility for phone calls – including a USB port and Bluetooth audio streaming – and a leather multifunction steering wheel. 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. 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.
The petrol variants are offered with three all-new engines developing from 184bhp to 326bhp. The diesel variants produce power in range of 150bhp to 313bhp. All the four- and six-cylinder petrol engines and four-cylinder diesels are taken from the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine family. The German luxury automaker is offering two transmission choices: a 6-speed manual gearbox and an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. All the variants get rear-wheel-drive as standard, while the top-end variant comes with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system as standard. All the four- and six-cylinder petrol engines and four-cylinder diesels are taken from the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine family and enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.