BMW 3 Series GT (2013) Review
BMW 3 Series GT (2013) At A Glance
New stylish 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.
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Insurance Groups are between 23–42
On average it achieves 81% of the official MPG figure
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 saloon, the load space will be easier to access. All models come with an electrically opening tailgate and 40/20/40 split folding rear seats.
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. To begin with there are three petrol engines and two diesel with either a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic gearbox.
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.
The GT costs 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.
Real MPG average for a BMW 3 Series GT (2013)
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On the inside of an BMW 3 Series GT (2013)
The 3 Series GT copies the interior of the standard 3 Series saloon with the same high quality materials, attention to detail and impressive fit and finish. Thanks to the longer and taller body it feels noticeably more spacious from behind the wheel, a feeling that's even more emphasised if you choose a light colour for the interior upholstery.
The biggest different 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.
Standard equipment from launch (June 2013):
SE has 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.
Luxury (+£2,000 over SE) features high-gloss chrome kidney grille slats, two chrome blades in the front apron air intakes and chrome Air Breathers. The gleaming chrome window surround features a black contrast B-pillar, and special 18-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels are standard. At the rear, a high-gloss chrome strip above the rear apron and a chrome exhaust tailpipe embellisher round off the look. The interior also features chrome embellishment, including the surround for the audio and air conditioning system plus High-gloss wood strips and leather seats, in three colours with contrast stitching.
Modern (+£1,000 over SE) adds high quality matt chrome exterior elements feature on the kidney grille, Air Breathers and on the air intakes, while the window surround can be ordered in a satin aluminium finish. 18-inch turbine-style light-alloy wheels are standard while inside, the light-coloured dashboard comes with a dark oyster steering wheel with cloth/leather or optional leather upholstery in black or oyster, and a choice of four trim surfaces with accent strips in pearl-effect chrome.
M Sport (+£2,500) trim adds a sporting edge with a new aerodynamic package, including revised front apron with large air intake, rear bumper with diffuser and side skirts, complemented by the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim. Estoril Blue metallic paint is exclusively available on M Sport, while 18-inch M Star-spoke light-alloy wheels are standard. Inside the car are sporty features such as M door sill finishers and an M leather steering wheel. The driver and front passenger benefit from leather sports seats, while mechanically the car features M Sport suspension and optional M Sport brakes with callipers in contrasting blue paint finish.
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Driving BMW 3 Series GT (2013)
What's the BMW 3 Series GT (2013) like to drive?
The engine range of the 3 Series GT range echoes that of the saloon and estate models. And as with those two it's the diesels that make the most sense. The 318d is the entry-level model and with 143PS it's no slouch but its real forte is fuel economy and it will average a claimed 62.8mpg with emissions of 119g/km - remarkable for a car this size and with strong performance.
The 320d is the preferred choice though and with an extra boost in power to 184PS and more torque too - up to 380Nm - it's an engine that suits the 3 Series GT perfectly. It's the same 2.0-litre diesel engine as the 318d so it's quiet, refined and smooth, yet it delivers more than enough poke with a 0-62mph time of 8.0 seconds and, more importantly, strong in-gear acceleration. For long motorway journeys it's ideal. For more diesel power there's the 325d - essentially a further tuned version of the 320d with 218PS - which was introduced in mid 2013.
The petrol range starts with the smooth 320i that's a good choice if you're buying a 3 Series GT but will be doing short runs and low mileages. It's a particularly refined engine and with 184PS has enough performance when required yet is still economical for a petrol with an official 42.8mpg.
Like all the 3 Series GT models it comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard but an eight-speed automatic is available as an option across the range and we'd certainly recommend it. It's a great automatic with swift yet smooth shifts. A sports version of the automatic gearbox is available as a further option, offering even faster gearshifts and steering wheel mounted paddles.
The 328i is not as you might expect, a six-cylinder engine as in 3 Series models of the past. Instead it's the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as the 320i. It's fitted with a BMW TwinPower Turbo which, despite the name, is actually only a single turbocharger, but still boosts power to an impressive 245PS. It's not the most characterful of engines and lacks the brawn of a six-cylinder engine, but it's fairly effortless given its small capacity.
However, it's overshadowed by the immense 335i which is very much a six-cylinder engine with the character to match. The 3.0-litre unit develops 306PS which along with 400Nm of torque which comes on song from just 1200rpm and gives it a 0-62mph time of just 5.4 seconds with the automatic gearbox. It's one of our favourite petrol engines and not just because of its sheer power. It's also incredibly flexible and a joy to drive at any speed. Official fuel economy is a respectable 36.7mpg with the auto 'box.
In March 2014 more engines were added to the 3 Series GT range with the 330d and 335d arriving. Both use the same impressive 3.0-litre diesel engine and are available with BMWs four-wheel drive xDrive system. While pricey, the 335d is really the ultimate model in the range with 313PS and a hefty 600Nm of torque yet claimed economy of more than 50mpg.
Given its GT name, it's no surprise that this 3 Series has a softer ride than the standard saloon. 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, but in corners you do lose some agility and there's more body roll.
|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
|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.
23-5-2018: Owner reported that his 17k mile 2013 BMW 3-Series GT died on a red route on Friday. Engine stop engaged then would not restart. Electrics went on and off intermittently on the dash saying battery needs charging but the the battery is definitely fully charged. Owner thinks sypptomsd are very similar to existing 3-Series recall up to 2011 "but BMW Customer Services not interested unless I pay to get the car recovered to one of their garages." (2007-2011 3-Series recall repeated for reference in Recalls.)
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.
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