German car manufacturer launched new variant of 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line in India on Tuesday with a price tag of Rs 39,90,000.
Its design elements include kidney grille slats and Air Breather in high-gloss Black; entry sills ‘BMW Sport’ aluminium; car key with Red trim; side window frames in Matt Black; sport leather steering wheel and seats with red contrast stitching; and interior trim in fine-wood with Pearl Chrome accents.
It features a 6.5-inch color display for the latest generation of BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system, as well as Bluetooth and USB connectivity. ConnectedDrive enables the passengers to get directions with real-time traffic information, surf the internet on the go, change the climate control settings or pick a different radio station by either using the touch screen, the iDrive knob mounted next to the gear selector or the voice control system. The dash-mounted screen also displays album covers and the images transmitted by the rear view camera.
The entry-level 328i is offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses a twin-scroll turbocharger to make 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque, while the more expensive 335i utilizes a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six that makes 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft. of torque. Pulled directly out of the 3-Series parts bin, both engines are bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system.
All 3-Series GT models come standard with dual front, front-side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems and a tire pressure monitoring system. Optional safety features include a Lane Departure Warning system, BMW’s Active Blind Spot Detection and a Forward Collision Warning system.
The one-of-a-kind BMW 3-Series GT doesn’t have any direct competition but customers can compare it to the 3-Series Sport Wagon. It is slightly smaller than the GT inside but it can be ordered with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, a mill that will not be offered on the five-door hatchback.