Unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new 2016 BMW 3 Series GT has been launched in the Indian car market. The base Sport Line diesel variant is priced at Rs 43.30 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Adding to it, the sedan comes in two variants – the Luxury Line diesel and the Luxury Line petrol – priced at Rs 46.50 lakh and 47.50 lakh (ex-Delhi), respectively. The 2016 BMW 3 Series GT India gets subtle changes to both exterior and interior along with a new petrol engine. Read More – Sachin Tendulkar Takes Delivery of a New Customised BMW 750Li Sport
The exterior changes on the 2016 BMW 3 Series GT India includes a redesigned headlight cluster with adaptive LEDs optional while the fog lamps get LEDs as standard. The new sportier front and rear bumpers gets larger air vents. The side profile remains the same, featuring strong shoulder line that runs along the length of the vehicle. The flared wheel arches have been fitted to new 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 225/55 R17 tyres as standard. It is now available with two new exterior paint jobs – Arctic Grey and Jatoba Metallic.
At the back, the 2016 BMW 3 Series GT India has new tail-lights with L-shaped LED inserts. It features sporty spoiler that extends automatically at higher speeds to offer required downforce. Dimensionally, the Gran Turismo is 190mm longer, 17mm wider and 79mm taller than the regular 3 Series sedan. It measures 4,824mm in length, 1,828mm in width and 1,508mm in height.
The cabin of the 2016 BMW 3 Series GT India is largely unchanged, except for the few upgrades to keep things fresh in the market. It now has added chrome accents around the controls, and new wood elements along with new colour options for leather trim. The vehicle also gets new inductive tray that can connect smartphones to the car’s external aerial wirelessly. Read More – Shah Rukh Khan Now Owns BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Car Worth Rs 2.3 Crore!
The India-spec model is available in two engine options – a 2.0-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol. The oil burner is capable of producing 190PS of power at 4,000rpm along with 400Nm of torque at 1,750rpm – 2,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 2016 BMW 3 Series GT diesel accelerates to 100kmph from zero in just 7.7 seconds. The petrol engine churns out a maximum power output of 252PS at 5,200rpm and a peak torque of 350Nm between 1,450rpm to 4,800rpm.