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Space and grace: The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo boasts a wealth of options for the individualist. The new models pay even more attention to the finer details.

By
Michael Seitz

Drivers of a BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo are considered to be individualists who know exactly what they want. Their wish list includes the spaciousness of a sports wagon, the commanding driving position of an SAV, and the graceful lines of a coupe. Not only does the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo serve up an enticing blend of all the above, it goes about it in a very original way, promising a striking appearance. The latest version of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo also benefits from a host of advances and technical updates. Starting with model year 2018, Touch screen is available with the optional Navigation system, with its effortless operation and optimized menus.

The optional M Sport package, with its Estoril Blue paint finish and large 19-inch wheels, really underscores the sporty ambitions of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Connectivity has likewise been enhanced: an available inductive tray in the center console allows smartphones to be charged wirelessly while being connected to the external antenna. This equipment feature also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot that provides high-speed internet access for up to eight mobile devices, as well as a second USB port in the center console. Each BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive to handle a variety of conditions, and a pair of efficient BMW TwinPower Turbo engines can propel the Gran Turismo from 0-60 in as fast as 4.7 seconds. The 3 Series Gran Turismo can also lay claim to class-beating fuel efficiency.

European model shown

Model facts

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

Engine - 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo

Inline 6-cylinder

Displacement (cc)

2998

Output (hp@rpm)

320 @ 5500

Max Torque (lb-ft@rpm)

323 @ 1380-5000

Acceleration 0-60 (sec)*

4.7

Top Speed (mph)**

149

*BMW AG test results. BMW urges you to obey local speed laws and always wear safety belts.
**Top speed electronically limited.

07/19/17