The 3 GT has been a niche product from the BMW. Though it is a very practical car, it hasn’t really set the sales charts on fire. Globally, the company revealed a facelift of the GT with the LCI of the 3 Series.
The 3 GT is a vehicle that was introduced to bridge the gap between the 3 and the 5 Series. It has been positioned right in between the two products. The 3 GT comes in two variants, the Sport line and the Luxury line.
With the facelift, the car gets a new set of LED headlamps and tail lamps like that on the new 3 Series. There is a new rim design and a new bumper also on offer. On the inside, the car gets a larger iDrive screen. As with all the GT cars, there is an air vent on the front fender which adds to a sporty look.
The two interesting design elements on the GT are the rim less doors and the retractable rear spoiler, both of which look really cool and certainly add a lot of appeal to the car. Another thing that works for the GT is the fact that it has more rear leg room than the 3 Series and offers more boot space as well. For those looking at practicality, this makes a lot of sense.
Under the hood, the same 2.0 liter engine from the 320d is expected. It now gets 190 Bhp and 400 Nm over the 184 Bhp which the previous car had. The engine will be mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox. What comes as a surprise is that BMW has also introduced a petrol variant, the 330i. No, it doesn’t get a 6 cylinder but gets a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder motor with 252 bhp. It will only come in the luxury line variant.
Pricing: 320d Sport – ₹ 43.3 lakh , 320d Luxury – ₹ 46.5 lakh, 330i Luxury – ₹ 47.50 lakh