BMW 3-Series GT
by Arpit R
Looks like this is BMW 3-series in Beast Mode , actually it is .This is the new 3 series GT. Taking some muscle from the 5 series GT . Its longer , taller & wider that the conventional (F30) 3-Series and is something in between the saloon and the touring model. Its 4824mm long, 1828mm wide and 1508mm high, the 3-series GT is 200mm longer, 17mm wider and 79mm taller than the 3-series Touring(which is not available in India). The wheelbase is 110mm longer at 2920mm, the best part is ,it has 70mm more legroom for rear passenger, when compared directly to the (F10) 5-series saloon. The boot capacity is also increased in the 3-series GT over the 3-series Touring by 25 litres its now , wait for it 520 Mammoth liters.
The 3 series GT is offered with 5 engine options in the UK which also includes the 335i , which punches out 302BHP and does 0-60 in 5.4seconds equipped with the standard eight-speed automatic gearbox , the other engines have six-speed manual as standard, with the eight-speed automatic as an option . The line-up of the rear wheel drive 3-series GT includes three petrol models (320i, 328i and 335i) and two diesels (318d and 320d). A turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine is offered with 181bhp in the 320i and 242bhp in the 328i.The 3series GT will be priced around £1500 more than an equivalent 3-series Touring model.
I think BWM will launch the 3-Series GT in India , and yes expect the 335i to be a part of that family considering the 328i saloon is already here. I just cant wait to see this beauty on the road , I just hope the poor sales figure of the 5 series GT don’t interfere here .This is an exciting car and India needs such flexible products. Hope BMW India is reading this ,Please give us the 3-Series GT ,not that I’m going to buy one (all my pants are without pockets, yes its true) but yes I’ll thank you every time I see one on the road.