German carmaker BMW recently launched the facelifted and more luxurious version of Gran Turismo, updating the dition of the BMW 3 Series sedan, on Wednesday. The new 3GT facelift comes in two variants on the diesel version, the Sport variant and the luxury version.
The 320d Sport Line diesel variant has been launched at a sticker price of Rs 43.3 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the cost goes up to Rs 47.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 330i Luxury Line petrol variant of the 3 Series GT , which was unveiled globally earlier.
In terms of the styling, the 3GT retains most of its design cues from the sedan. It gets a pair of LED headlamps on the front to go along with the trademark kidney bean grille. A set of new wheels adds to the sporty appeal of the car along with LED taillamps on the rear.
The insides of the car also present a similar face to the 3 Series with features like electrically adjustable seats, a powered sunroof, leather upholstery and BMW’s iDrive system that handles everything from the audio to the navigation. The 520-litre large boot steals the show as the total cargo space sums up to 1600 litres once the seats are folded.
The 3GT will be offered with both diesel and petrol options under the hood. Powering the 20d is the twinpower turbo four-cylinder engine that churns out 190PS of power and 400Nm of torque in both the sport line and luxury line variants. As for the 30i, the petrol mill, which is good for 252PS and 350Nm, transmits power to the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF gearbox.
Slotting between the 3 Series and 5 Series for BMW, the car will strengthen the former’s challenge against the likes of the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class.