BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2016: cosmetic surgery and the range of engines up-to-date

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo receives for the first time a major upgrade, after its release in 2013. Has enjoyed some sales correct, especially in Germany, China and the U.S. This derivative of the BMW 3 Series passes by the cosmetic surgeon, who updated his design slightly. Also has passed by the workshops of BMW, where he received a range of engines four and six cylinders up-to-date. And quiet: not yet brings three-cylinder engines. For the moment, are reserved to the BMW 1-Series.

A more modern design, more organic

The minimum volume of trunk of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo (4,82 meters in length) is of 520 liters.

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is updated aesthetically, thanks to a new front in the that stand out new LED optical systems – standard across the range, by the way – and a new calender. The shapes of the bumpers are also more organic, with antinieblas LED and abundant chrome. An evolution discrete but logical. Retains its characteristic ornaments of the side flap front and if your profile and your waist upward are unchanged from consideration, the behind gets a few LEDS, redesigned beautiful look.

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Costs more to see the changes in the interior, which on paper has barely changed. The press release from BMW says the 3 Series Gran Turismo has received better materials and new wood trim, as well as more variety to the upholstered leather. The infotainment system also goes a step further, with the adoption of the BMW Professional already available in other models in the range. It also has charging by induction for smartphones that support this technology – yes it is your case, few things are more comfortable there.

The infotainment system already supports streaming audio through apps like Spotify.

in Addition, we can convert our car in a WiFi access point for rolling stock by the integration of a 4G SIM card in the dashboard of the car, and it is possible by using Apple CarPlay to access certain features of our smartphone, provided that it is an iPhone. In addition, if you pay the annual subscription to the services BMW ConnectedDrive, you’ll be able to access the personal assistant of BMW – we have shown its performance in some tests – and access to a multitude of apps and information online since the iDrive.

bmw-serie-3-gt-2016-59The range will be structured in the versions Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport, this last with the color Estoril Blue are exclusive. This latest version features a series of a suspension lowered by 10 mm tare more sporty and wheels up to 19 inches. Like other BMW, will soon be goodies signed by M Performance for those who want an extra sporty feel. All have a series of color display with iDrive, climate control, push-button start or direction assistance variable Servotronic.

Engines of four and six-cylinder 150 HP and 326 HP

The BMW 335d is available exclusively with all-wheel-drive xDrive and an automatic gearbox of eight relations.

range of engines for the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is updated with the engines TwinPower Turbo of the latest generation of BMW. In the diesel range consists of the 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d and 335d. The first three have an engine capacity of 2.0 liters and an architecture of four-cylinder engine, with two turbochargers in series the powerful 325d. The BMW 318d and 320d provide a power of 150 HP and 190 HP, and series are offered with boxes of change manual of six relations – with the option of automatic transmission Steptronic 8-relationships.

bmw-serie-3-gt-2016-38The BMW 320d is offered with all-wheel drive xDrive, like the 330d and all the 335d. The BMW 325d has 224 HP and is the four-cylinder diesel more powerful of the range. The 330d and 335d are already big words, architectures, six-cylinder on-line, the 3.0-liter displacement and twin-turbo in series to the 335d. Their powers are respectively 258 HP and 313 HP, accelerating the latter to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds and resulting in an average consumption according to type-approval of 5.6 l/100 km

The range of gasoline is made up of the 320i, 330i and 340i. The first two are turbo engines of two litres and four cylinders, with outputs of 184 HP and 252 HP. the top of The range is the 340i, six in-line cylinders and turbocharger of double burden, with a power of 326 HP. Interestingly, it takes 0.1 seconds more than the BMW 335d xDrive Gran Turismo in accelerate to 100 km/h, still being more lightweight and powerful. All the engines of gasoline are propulsion in the rear, but have the option to all-wheel drive xDrive.

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Source: BMW