BMW 3 Series GT (2013) Review
BMW 3 Series GT (2013) At A Glance
Hatchback version of the 3 Series, gets more practical load area, extra rear space and a softer ride, strong and economical engines.
More expensive than a 3 Series Touring, doesn't handle as sharply as the standard saloon.
Contract hire deals from £289.38 per month
Insurance Groups are between 23–42
On average it achieves 81% of the official MPG figure
The BMW 3 Series GT is another spin-off of the 3 Series saloon, and is designed to compete with other premium hatchback-cum-coupes like the Audi A5 Sportback and the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake.
First introduced in 2013 and sold until 2019, it mixed a longer wheelbase with a hatchback rear to not only offer more boot space than the 3 Series Touring but also increased rear legroom. With the same drivetrains it offers similar performance and handing to its siblings, although whether the looks carry the same appeal is a matter of personal opinion.
The 3 Series Gran Turismo is a stylish hatch version of the 3 Series and sits above the saloon and Touring models in the range. It will appeal to buyers who need more practicality than a standard four-door 3 Series and is a strong alternative to the Audi A5 Sportback. It's an interesting design and while not as svelte as the standard 3 Series, it's certainly better looking than the larger 5 Series GT.
As well as a longer and taller body, the 3 Series GT also has a longer wheelbase than the standard car which means better interior space, particularly for rear seat passengers.
The fact it's a hatchback means a big boost for practicality so although the 520-litre boot is only 25 litres bigger than the Touring, the load space will be easier to access. All models come with an electrically opening tailgate and 40/20/40 split folding rear seats. If you can’t stomach the idea of owning an estate but still want the most amount of space, the GT does at least give you one without the other.
The 3 Series is also the first BMW to come with an active spoiler which raises at 68mph to reduce drag and increase downforce. Other nice details like the electric tailgate and frameless doors help make it feel more special than a standard 3 Series, and while it’s hard to see it as a coupe, it does has a different style that.
At launch there were three petrol engines and two diesel with either a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic gearbox, while later versions added additional high performance engine options.
The big difference over a 3 Series saloon is the ride. The GT is noticeably softer on the move and offers better long distance comfort thanks to tweaked suspension settings. It certainly lives up to its 'Grand Tourer' name and is very comfortable at motorway speeds with minimal noise.
This does somewhat come at the expense of handling though as the GT doesn't feel as agile as a standard 3 Series, and for many buyers this somewhat goes against one of the key appeals of buying a BMW in the first place.
When new, the GT cost between £1300 and £1,600 more than a 3 Series Touring. That seems odd to us considering the 3 Series Touring is already a great family car. True, the GT does have plenty of style about it but seems expensive for what it is.
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On the inside of an BMW 3 Series GT (2013)
The biggest difference between the 3 GT and its siblings is for rear passengers, who get more legroom with an extra 75mm and a generally more roomy feeling.
While the rear of a 3 Series saloon can feel a little cramped, especially if you're over six feet tall, the GT has a more limousine feel akin to a 5 Series and helped by the very comfortable seats. Whether in the front or back, you sit higher than in a 3 Series saloon which means a better view out. It's also easier to get in and out of.
All GT models come with an electric tailgate as standard and the tailgate opens to reveal a very practical and useful boot space. It can carry 520 litres of luggage which is 40 litres more than an Audi A5 Sportback and impressively more than a 3 Series Touring. There's a 12v socket in the boot (handy if you have a powered coolbox) and a multifunction storage tray under the load compartment floor.
The switches and controls feel solidly built too, although there are a few areas where some evidence of penny-pinching can be found - the smaller buttons on the dashboard feel a little flimsy, but overall it’s a good cabin, if a fraction behind what you’ll get from the equivalent Audi.
There are lots of soft-touch surfaces dotted around the cabin and the steering wheel and arm rests are thickly padded. Higher-specification versions also offer wood trim, although this might not suit all types of buyers.
As standard the 3 GT gets a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, controlled via the i-Drive system, with some functions repeated on the dashboard and steering wheel.
The system also includes Bluetooth, USB input and a radio. DAB was optional at launch but was included as standard from 2016 cars onwards while sat nav was optional then standard on the latest models. With most BMWs sharing the same systems you can be confident that the 3 GT’s infotainment is easy to use and packed with features - the iDrive system is one of the most intuitive on the market.
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BMW 3 Series GT (2013) Value
It’s important to note that the 3 GT was far less popular than the saloon and Touring 3 Series models, so there are fewer examples on the used market in comparison.
However, there is still six years’ worth of sales to potentially pick from. A quick search of the classified ads turned up a smart 2019 320d xDrive M Sport, with automatic transmission and under 150 miles on the clock for just over £30,000, with plenty of similar examples - the 320d in M Sport trim is one of the most popular specifications.
At the cheap end of the scale the earliest cars are now very affordable. We found an early 2014 318d in SE specification with 65,000 miles for under £10,000, or a petrol 328i Luxury automatic from 2013 with 60,000 miles for £11,000.
It’s not a small car, but it does benefit from typically efficient BMW engines. The 318d isn’t quick but has a claimed official 64mpg combined with the auto gearbox option, while the 320d claims between 57mpg and 63mpg depending on specification and gearbox, so you should get close to 50mpg in the real world.
Unsurprisingly the big 3.0-litre petrols are clearly the thirstiest. A 335i manual claims a best performance of 42mpg, so you can expect around the 30mpg mark regularly and a lot less if you use the performance.
The same logic applies when it comes to insurance costs too, with the lower spec models potentially offering reasonable insurance costs. The 318d in M Sport trim is in group 23, while the 320d is group 24 in SE spec but goes up to 29 for other specifications.
Because the 2.0-litre petrol is available in two power outputs, 320i and 328i GTs also vary considerably. An SE model is group 28 or 35, 28 and 26 for Modern spec and above. 330d and 335d models attract the highest premiums - the later goes into group 42 out of 50.
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Driving BMW 3 Series GT (2013)
The cost of this better ride is with handling, as the longer and taller body becomes a negative. It’s still a good car to drive in this respect, with accurate and responsive steering.
What is more apparent though is that it doesn’t turn as keenly as other 3 Series models, and there is a little bit more body roll because of the extra height in the body. Whether this altered balance of ride and handling matters is largely down to personal preference, although the short of it is that the saloon and Touring are better to drive.
It uses the same chassis albeit with a longer wheelbase and while it's fitted with similar suspension, it has a more forgiving damper set-up. The result is a smoother ride over rough surfaces and a more refined motorway experience.
Typically the 2.0-litre diesel option is the strongest all-rounder in the GT, which comes in two outputs in the 318d and the 320d - the former has 143PS and offers acceptable performance but nothing more, while the 320d has 184PS, is noticeably quicker and offers almost identical fuel consumption too, so there’s not a great deal to be gained by going for the 318d.
The 320i and 328i also both powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre unit with 184PS and 245PS respectively. Both are relatively refined and offer useful performance, but the 320i will be a better compromise for most people, offering enough acceleration without painful fuel consumption.
If you can stretch to it, the 330d and 335d are the most attractive diesel options, with 257PS and 313PS respectively and the choice of xDrive four-wheel-drive too.
At the top of the range the 335i and later 340i models are the fastest, with turbocharged six cylinder engines, but require the biggest budgets to keep them fuelled.
Euro NCAP did not specifically test the 3 Series GT model, but instead applied the same results recorded by the 3 Series saloon to all models under the 3 Series tag. The 3 GT is based on the 3 Series tested by Euro NCAP in 2012, which was awarded the maximum five stars.
It was awarded an exceptional 95 per cent for adult protection, as well as a high 84 per cent for child protection. Pedestrian mitigation was an impressive 78 per cent, while it also recorded a high score of 84 per cent for safety assist.
Also on the options list when new were features like active cruise control and automatic emergency braking, but because they were optional rather than standard you may have to search to find a vehicle with these systems fitted. Broadly speaking, safety options are less popular than luxury features when buyers are choosing their new car, so it may be a challenge to find a car in this spec.
With a range of powertrains and the option of four-wheel-drive, the 3 Series GT can make an excellent towing car. The 320i has the lowest towing capacity at 695kg unbraked (750kg with xDrive) and up to 1600kg braked, while the rest of the range offers either 745kg or 750kg unbraked and anything between 1600kg and 1800kg braked.
|318d||61–63 mpg||9.3–9.7 s||119–122 g/km|
|318d Automatic||58–64 mpg||9.2–9.6 s||117–129 g/km|
|320d||57–60 mpg||7.8–8.0 s||125–130 g/km|
|320d Automatic||57–63 mpg||7.7–7.9 s||118–129 g/km|
|320d xDrive Automatic||60 mpg||7.7 s||119–124 g/km|
|320i||42–46 mpg||7.9–8.0 s||141–153 g/km|
|320i Automatic||45–48 mpg||7.9–8.1 s||134–145 g/km|
|320i xDrive||39–42 mpg||8.0–8.1 s||156–167 g/km|
|320i xDrive Automatic||42–44 mpg||8.3–8.4 s||146–156 g/km|
|325d||54 mpg||7.1 s||134–137 g/km|
|325d Automatic||55 mpg||6.8 s||131–134 g/km|
|328i||35–42 mpg||6.1 s||154–188 g/km|
|328i Automatic||37–44 mpg||6.1 s||149–178 g/km|
|330d||49–54 mpg||5.7 s||135–137 g/km|
|330d xDrive||47–51 mpg||5.4 s||142–144 g/km|
|330i Automatic||44–47 mpg||6.1 s||136 g/km|
|335d xDrive||50 mpg||4.9 s||148–149 g/km|
|335i||35–42 mpg||5.7 s||156–188 g/km|
|335i Automatic||37–44 mpg||5.4 s||149–178 g/km|
|340i Automatic||-||-||161 g/km|
BMW 3 Series GT (2013) Models and Specs
Standard specification on all 3 GT models is generous. The basic SE model gets 18-inch alloy wheels, two-zone air-conditioning, Bluetooth, USB port, 6.5-inch colour screen with iDrive Controller, Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO mode, two-part parcel shelf, automatic tailgate, active rear spoiler and rear Park Distance Control.
Modern trim adds matt chrome exterior details, 18-inch turbine-style alloy wheels, a light-finished interior with cloth and leather mix trim and pearl-effect chrome interior detailing.
Move up to Luxury trim and it’s mostly visual upgrades, with gloss chrome exterior details, special 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome interior details, high-gloss wood strips and leather seats.
Top-spec M Sport adds an aerodynamic exterior package with high-gloss trim, 18-inch star-spoke alloy wheels, an M Sport leather steering wheel, sports front seats, M Sport suspension and brakes.
|Kerb Weight||1540–1805 kg|
|Boot Space||520–1600 L|
|Road Tax Bands||C–J|
|Official MPG||34.9–64.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
Currently on sale
On sale until April 2017
On sale until March 2017
On sale until October 2015
|318d Luxury 150 5dr||£33,275||-||-|
|318d Luxury 150 Auto 5dr||£34,825||-||-|
|318d M Sport 150 5dr||£33,525||-||-|
|318d M Sport 150 Auto 5dr||£35,075||-||-|
|318d SE 150 5dr||£31,275||-||-|
|318d SE 150 Auto 5dr||£32,825||-||-|
|318d Sport 150 5dr||£32,275||-||-|
|318d Sport 150 Auto 5dr||£33,825||-||-|
|320d Luxury 190 5dr||£34,275||-||-|
|320d Luxury 190 Auto 5dr||£35,925||-||-|
|320d M Sport 190 5dr||£34,625||-||-|
|320d M Sport 190 Auto 5dr||£36,175||-||-|
|320d SE 190 5dr||£32,375||-||-|
|320d SE 190 Auto 5dr||£33,925||-||-|
|320d Sport 190 5dr||£33,375||-||-|
|320d Sport 190 Auto 5dr||£34,925||-||-|
|320i xDrive Luxury 190 Auto 5dr||£37,425||-||-|
|320i xDrive M Sport 190 Auto 5dr||£37,675||-||-|
|320i xDrive SE 190 Auto 5dr||£35,425||-||-|
|320i xDrive Sport 190 Auto 5dr||£36,425||-||-|
On sale until July 2015
|318d Luxury 143 5dr||£33,275||62.8 mpg||9.7 s|
|318d Luxury 143 Auto 5dr||£34,825||58.9 mpg||9.6 s|
|318d M Sport 143 5dr||£33,525||61.4 mpg||9.7 s|
|318d M Sport 143 Auto 5dr||£35,075||57.6 mpg||9.6 s|
|318d SE 143 5dr||£31,275||62.8 mpg||9.7 s|
|318d SE 143 Auto 5dr||£32,825||58.9 mpg||9.6 s|
|318d Sport 143 5dr||£32,275||62.8 mpg||9.7 s|
|318d Sport 143 Auto 5dr||£33,825||58.9 mpg||9.6 s|
|320d Luxury 184 5dr||£34,375||57.6 mpg||8.0 s|
|320d Luxury 184 Auto 5dr||£35,925||57.6 mpg||7.9 s|
|320d M Sport 184 5dr||£34,625||56.5 mpg||8.0 s|
|320d M Sport 184 Auto 5dr||£36,175||56.5 mpg||7.9 s|
|320d SE 184 5dr||£32,375||57.6 mpg||8.0 s|
|320d SE 184 Auto 5dr||£33,925||57.6 mpg||7.9 s|
|320d Sport 184 5dr||£33,375||57.6 mpg||8.0 s|
|320d Sport 184 Auto 5dr||£34,925||57.6 mpg||7.9 s|
|320i xDrive Luxury 184 5dr||£33,405||40.4 mpg||8.0 s|
|320i xDrive Luxury 184 Auto 5dr||£34,955||42.8 mpg||8.3 s|
|320i xDrive M Sport 184 Auto 5dr||£34,955||42.2 mpg||8.3 s|
|320i xDrive SE 184 5dr||£31,405||40.4 mpg||8.0 s|
|320i xDrive SE 184 Auto 5dr||£32,955||42.8 mpg||8.3 s|
|320i xDrive Sport 184 5dr||£32,405||40.4 mpg||8.0 s|
|320i xDrive Sport 184 Auto 5dr||£33,955||42.8 mpg||8.3 s|
|320i xDrve M Sport 184 5dr||£33,655||39.2 mpg||8.0 s|
On sale until May 2014
|318d Modern 143 5dr||£31,575||62.8 mpg||9.7 s|
|318d Modern 143 Auto 5dr||£33,125||58.9 mpg||9.6 s|
|320d Modern 184 5dr||£32,675||57.6 mpg||8.0 s|
|320d Modern 184 Auto 5dr||£34,225||57.6 mpg||7.9 s|
|320i Modern 184 5dr||£30,205||42.8 mpg||7.9 s|
|320i Modern 184 Auto 5dr||£31,720||45.6 mpg||7.9 s|
|320i xDrive Modern 184 5dr||£31,705||40.4 mpg||8.0 s|
|320i xDrive Modern 184 Auto 5dr||£32,255||42.8 mpg||8.3 s|
On sale until April 2014
|325d Modern 5dr||£34,600||-||7.1 s|
|325d Modern Auto 5dr||£36,150||-||6.8 s|
|328i Modern 5dr||£33,400||42.2 mpg||6.1 s|
|328i Modern Auto 5dr||£34,950||44.1 mpg||6.1 s|
On sale until April 2013
|335i Modern||£38,470||34.9 mpg||5.7 s|
- More practical boot space than a 3 Series thanks to the hatch opening which is electric as standard.
- Good looking design and far better than the larger 5 Series GT.
- Warning about the 'Mobile Application Preparation (6NR)' option at £130. This is essential because it enables the iPhone ‘BMW Connected Drive’ app, including web radio. BMW UK officially doesn’t or won’t support a retrofit of 6NR (though 'fixes' are available via idependent specialists).
- xDrive not available in RHD 330i or 340i models; only diesels.
What to watch out for
23-5-2016: Report of driver's window of BMW 320d GT dropping in heavy rain. Thought to be due to moisture ingress to locking ECU inside driver's door.
21-4-2017: Complaint of twelve punctured runflats in a BMW 320 GT by 57,000 miles. No mention made of the tyre size.
3-12-2018: Report that 2014 BMW 320i GT X Drive needed a new engine and turbo at 43,000 miles. BMW supplied the engine and tgurno FoC but dealer charged £3,700 to fit it.
15-4-2014: Worldwide recall of 489,000 BMW cars with six-cylinder 3.0 litre petrol engines of which less than 3,000 are in the UK. These include the N55 6-cylinder 335i petrol turbo . The screws for the housing of the adjustment unit of the variable camshaft timing (Vanos) for the intake and exhaust camshafts could potentially become loose or break. An engine warning lamp ‘should ’ appear in such circumstances, but if drivers experience any loss of power they should contact their BMW dealer immediately.
10-4-2017: R/2017/114: BMW 1-Series; 3-Series; Z4 and X1. PLUG-IN CONTACT CABLE MAY MALFUNCTION. It is possible that the connection between the B+ cable and the Power Distribution Box can become damaged by wear and heat, which is caused by high current flow and high contact resistance. Normally, this will result in a non-start situation after parking the vehicle. However, it is possible that this could, in extreme cases, occur whilst the vehicle is in motion. The driver should be made aware of the issue by flickering of the instrument cluster (dash) or an engine mis-fire; but if the driver does not, then the engine could cut-out without warning. Fix: Recall all affected vehicles with petrol engines and replace the cable/connection with a more robust item. Build dates 1-12-2009 to 13-10-2011. VINS: WBAUK32040VM42810 to WBAUK32000VN64340 ; WBAUC72010VF19818 to WBAUC12040VP60153 ; WBALM32080E356745 to WBALM32030E841522 ; WBAVL32030VN78119 to WBAVL32000VP91626 ;
WBAUE52050E026025 to WBAUH32020E758124 ; WBAUM12040VL29423 to WBAUM12090VP59495 ;
WBSWD920X0P389326 to WBSKG92090E886918 ; WBAWA72020P340865 to WBAKD920X0E637721 ;
WBAWL72080PZ85479 to WBADV52000E756778 ; WBAUS92040A537099 to WBAUT72050FJ88197 ;
WBSPM92030E198072 to WBSPM92020E625953 ; WBAPG32040A393064 to WBAPF52070A922683
WBSWL92090P371502 to WBSDX92040E803792.
9-5-2018: Recall because wiring configuration means that vehicle vibrations could potentially cause frictional corrosion on the plug of the power distributor causing the car's engine to cut out. Affects BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models produced between March 2007 and August 2011. (See Good/Bad 28-2-2015 and 18-4-2015.) Helpline number: 0800 083 4397.
5-11-2018: R/2018/258 Recall (as above) actually issued: Affects 5 Series Saloon Touring X3 X4 X5 3 series SaloonTouring Gran Turismo 4 series Gran Coupe Coupe Convertible 1 series 2 series Coupe Convertible. Exhast Gas Recirculation Cooler could potentially leak over time. The EGR cooler may leak, presenting a fire risk. FIX: The EGR cooler will be replaced with an improved version. VINS: WBA5L32090D78820 to WBA5L32080G540082, build dates: 2/01/2014 to 29/07/2016; VINS: WBAJC52070G579000 to WBAJC52090G579001, build dates: 08/03/2016 to 18/08/2016. And VINS: WBA5E32010D787200 to WBA5E52090G721309, build dates: 12/12/2013 to 17/08/2016.
5-11-2018: R/2018/258: BMW 5 Series Saloon Touring X3 X4 X5 3 series SaloonTouring Gran Turismo 4 series Gran Coupe Coupe Convertible 1 series 2 series Coupe Convertible: EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION COOLER COULD POTENTIALLY LEAK OVER TIME. The EGR cooler may leak,presenting a fire risk. FIX: The EGR cooler will be replaced with an im1,2,3,4,5,6,7 series, X1, X3, X4,X5, X6 proved version. VINS: WBA5E32010D787200 to WBA5E52090G721309
WBAWZ520300C23501 to WBAWZ520200T61737
WBA5L32090D788200 to WBA5L32080G540082
WBA8Y52030GV49900 to WBA8T32090G440750
WBA8H72030K508000 to WBA8J92060K784073
WBAXX120300G75029 to WBAXX120500U99954
WBA4E92050GA24001 to WBA4E92040G711998
WBAKT420X00M46500 to WBALS020600U16054
WBA1W52000P938100 to WBA1W720405A35328
WBA1S52040P809000 to WBA1S520805G80550
WBA2L72060V282201 to WBA2L52030V377125
WBA8D12080K488500 to WBA8F92050K773499
WBA2G72090V254204 to WBA2G520X0V661310
WBA4U320505A00101 to WBA4U320805A01842
WBA4P72060KW10800 to WBA4P72000K784670
WBAJC52070G579000 to WBAJC52090G579001
Build dates: 12-12-2013 to 17-8-2016
7-12-2018: R/2018/341: BMW 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 series, X1, X3, X4,X5,X6: EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK. The EGR cooler may leak,presenting a fire risk. FIX: A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced if required. VINS: WBALZ72050C955400 to WBA6G12070GT41585;
WBA1N32080J156802 to WBA1E72080J275800
WBAKS420900C48805 to WBAKS620600P86421
WBA1C520X0E981900 to WBA1C92000P879744
WBALX72020DL73500 to WBA6J120X0GD54982
WBAKV220600H12502 to WBAKV220000R00350
WBA3P320X0KE99000 to WBA3S92040K580945
WBA3U12020J848604 to WBA3U52090P658917
WBAWY52050LL19001 to WBAWY520400R03858
WBA3E120X0F161709 to WBA3E52090K615205
WBA3Y32040DZ26301 to WBA3Z92090D862921
WBAXX520100F90603 to WBAXX520900F90817
WBA3L52010F191503 to WBA8J72020K574090
WBA1H12030VW99902 to WBA1H32000V352393
WBA4B52030D572501 to WBA4G12000G298909
WBAVZ92010VR60201 to WBAVM72010VS55143
WBAYG42040DW89405 to WBAYG420X0D999896
WBAYC22040C999401 to WBAYC22070D255561
WBAXB72050DM70500 to WBA5J72090D222311
WBAXC62020DW87400 to WBA5N42050D287742
WBA6A62080DG65003 to WBA6E220X0GA38220
WBAFW92040C960900 to WBA5D52080GL96378
Buuld dates: 12-3-2011 to 25-4-2015
- February 2013: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo launched
- February 2014: Three new engines added to 3 Series GT range
- May 2016: BMW 3 Series benefits from latest iDrive interface
- July 2018: New eight-speed automatic for 3 Series Gran Turismo
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo launched
Benefiting from a longer and taller body, and an increased wheelbase, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo offers increased interior space and load area volume from within a sporty, coupé-like form. At launch, three petrol engines and two diesel engines are available, with a choice of either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes.
Thanks to the adoption of the latest aerodynamic thinking, in conjunction with BMW's EfficientDynamics measures, including for the first time on a BMW an active rear spoiler, the new 3 Series Gran Turismo is superbly efficient without compromising any of its driver appeal. Despite its extended functionality, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo typically carries a £1,300 price premium over the Touring model, starting with the 320i SE at £27,880 OTR.
0 - 62mph Seconds
Top Speed Mph
CO2 Emissions g/km
320i SE Gran Turismo
328i SE Gran Turismo
335i Modern Gran Turismo
318d SE Gran Turismo
320d SE Gran Turismo
Three new engines added to 3 Series GT range
The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo from March 2014 comes with the choice of three additional engines in the range; 330d, 330d xDrive and 335d xDrive.
The 330d engine utilises the BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine and comes with Sport automatic transmission as standard. This new engine derivative is available in SE, Luxury or M Sport trim levels. With a choice of rear-wheel-drive or xDrive models to choose from, the 330d offers 258hp and 560Nm of torque, while emitting just 135g/km CO2while still returning 55.4mpg in rear-wheel-drive.
The BMW 335d xDrive also uses the BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, featuring common-rail direct injection and variable twin turbo technology, to deliver 313hp and 600Nm of torque. This performance combines with a suite of EfficientDynamics technologies to deliver CO2emissions of just 148g/km and a combined mpg figure of 50.4mpg.
The BMW 330d is available from £37,000 OTR for a 330d SE Gran Turismo, the 330d xDrive Gran Turismo starts at £38,515 OTR for an SE and the 335d xDrive Gran Turismo is available from £43,415 OTR for a Luxury model.
BMW 3 Series benefits from latest iDrive interface
Incorporated into the BMW Professional media system, the latest iDrive interface and enhanced connectivity provides a simpler menu navigation requiring fewer clicks to move between key sections such as map view, messages, entertainment and media and an increase in RAM to improve performance. This new system also allows the wireless integration of selected third party applications from a compatible mobile device.
In addition to the already standard Bluetooth connectivity this can be further enhanced by opting for the new Enhanced Bluetooth which alongside the upgraded BMW Professional Navigation system now includes Wireless Charging, WiFi Hotspot preparation and an additional USB socket. The new Enhanced Bluetooth with Wireless Charging is offered as standard on all BMW 6 Series and 7 Series models as well as the M3, M4, X5M and X6M.
Accessing a library of over 30 million tracks available to stream at any time as part of BMW Online Entertainment is now even easier thanks to the new Connected Music feature. This introduces the additional option, when listening to the radio, of recognising the track, artist or album. The listener can then search for and stream other music by that artist or music of the same genre.
New eight-speed automatic for 3 Series Gran Turismo
T he BMW 320i Gran Turismo and BMW 320i xDrive Gran Turismo get the new gearbox as standard.