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BMW has brought the 3 Series GT Sport in the country at Rs 46.6 lakh (ex-showroom). It is slotted below the Luxury Line trim and is the entry level 3 Series GT. The four-door coupe gets frameless doors and redesigned LED headlamps. The wheelbase of the 3 Series GT is 2920mm.
Under the bonnet of the 3 Series GT Sport is the same 2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel mill that puts out 187.4bhp and 400Nm of peak twist. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. 100kmph is dispatched in 7.7 seconds. It gets launch control as standard. Safety features include six airbags, ABS, brake assist, traction control, stability control and cornering brake control. It doesn’t get the adaptive LED headlights and auto high beam found on the other two variants.
On the inside, you get sport seats and red stitching on the steering wheel and gear shift paddles. The rear seats can be split in 40:20:40 for added luggage space. You also get navigation system, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, iDrive touch controller with handwriting recognition and an 8.77-inch colour display along with DVD drive and 20 GB integrated hard drive. But you miss out on the 10.5-inch multi function instrument display that the other two variants get. There are three colour options available for the 3 Series GT Sport.
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Here is the full text of the press release from BMW:
The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport was launched in India today. The latest version of the highly successful premium sports tourer cuts a visibly sportier figure with a number of new and striking elements and features. With its copious amounts of space, outstanding versatility and stylish design language, the new BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport, perfectly balances powerful delivery with everyday suitability.
Locally-produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai and now available at BMW dealerships across India, the new BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport further diversifies the model’s diesel portfolio.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo established a new vehicle concept and has become a highly successful model in its segment. The new BMW 320d Gran Turismo exhibits striking sporty elements both inside as well as outside, and creates a perfect interplay of luxury and ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’. With the introduction of this new sportier version, we are offering an attractive choice for our customers who want to elevate the feeling of dynamism and sporty aspirations in their vehicles.”
The ex-showroom price for the new BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport is as follows –
BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport : INR 46,60,000
*Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made on ex-showroom. Ex-showroom price (inclusive of GST (incl compensation cess) @ 48% as applicable in New Delhi but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax/cess levies and insurance. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, please contact your local Authorized BMW Dealer.
The new BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport is available in Alpine White as non-metallic color and Black Sapphire and Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect as metallic color.
The range of fine upholstery combinations in BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport Sport include Sensatec Black/Red highlight | Black and Sensatec Veneto Beige | Veneto Beige.
The exterior of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport is dynamic and eye-catching with the newly designed LED headlights coupled with LED rear lights. Typical BMW proportions, four doors with frameless windows, a coupe-style, gently downward-sloping roofline and a large automatically opening and closing tailgate define the distinctive exterior character of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport while the L-shaped lights at the rear underline the broad shape of the vehicle. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport sets clear visual accents. Its striking design features in high-gloss black at front and rear reinforce its sporty look. The boldly designed kidney grille slats in high-gloss black produce an especially athletic effect for the front end.
The interior of the new Sport variant reflects the dynamic character. Sports Seat guarantee supreme comfort. Interior trim in Fine-wood trim Ash Grain and highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome provide a sophisticated flair. Red contrast stitching on the Sport Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Paddles expresses the typical BMW athleticism. The 205 Watt, 9 speaker Hi-Fi loudspeaker system offers highest quality of entertainment for the passengers.
Imposing spaciousness is one of the outstanding qualities of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport and is further enhanced by the panoramic glass sunroof bringing in a sense of wellbeing. 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 of 2,920 millimetres. Practical standard features – such as the 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench with folding head restraints and tilt-adjustable backrests (cargo function), and the two-piece parcel shelf – underscore the impressive functionality of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport.
The latest generation BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines from the BMW EfficientDynamics family offer considerably more spirited power delivery as well as spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds. The two-litre four cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 320d Gran Turismo produces an output of 140 kW / 190 hp and produces a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 7.7 seconds.
The eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters. Furthermore, the BMW 320d Edition Sport comes with a Launch Control function as standard.
The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo provides unparalleled performance coupled with cutting-edge safety technologies. BMW’s exemplary safety provides optimal support in any situation with six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Side-impact Protection, Runflat tyres with reinforced sidewalls, emergency spare wheel, electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor.
BMW EfficientDynamics measures make a key contribution to the excellent fuel efficiency of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. Aerodynamic excellence and the accompanying reduction in fuel consumption are guaranteed by details such as the side air blades on the tailgate and the air curtain integrated into the air inlets at the front. These measures are aided by additional features such as the 50:50 weight distribution, low centre of gravity, intelligent lightweight construction, automatic start/stop function, ECO PRO mode, brake energy regeneration, electric power steering and more.
BMW has been setting the standard for connectivity between human, car and the outside world for many years now. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport comes with BMW ConnectedDrive features such as BMW Navigation System Professional with 3D maps (integrated Global Positioning System-GPS), BMW Apps, Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB connectivity, Rear View Camera along with PDC Rear and Front. The Control Display depicts the menu in a tile arrangement with animated graphics. The iDrive touch controller with handwriting recognition and a 22.3 cms colour display, DVD drive and integrated hard drive (20GB) features in the Sport variant. In the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport, the control display in conjunction with the Navigation system Professional now also has touch functionality and Apple Car Play with wireless integration.