BMW India rolls out locally assembled 3 Series GT


German luxury car maker, BMW has started rolling out the 3 Series GT from its facility located at Mahindra World City, Singaperumal Coil, Chennai.

The 3 Series Gran Turismo was launched in India at the 12th Auto Expo, which was held at Greater Noida in February 2014. It is priced at Rs. 42.75 lakh (ex-showroom across India).

The GT sports a sloping roofline that extends all the way to the end of the boot. The car is 200 mm longer, 16 mm wider and 79 mm taller than the 3 Series sedan. The wheelbase of the GT is longer than that of the sedan by 110 mm. The GT rides on 18-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels, shod with 225/50 R18 tyres.

Standard equipment for the exterior includes bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, frameless doors and an active rear spoiler. The interior of the GT features a 40:20:40 split rear seat, panorama glass roof and more leg room than the sedan. The luggage capacity of the car is 520 litres, which can be increased to 1600 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Powering the 3 Series GT is a 1995 cc, 4-cylinder, TwinPower turbo diesel engine that develops 184 hp @ 4000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque @ 1750-2750 rpm mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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