The 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo represents a high-caliber addition the mid-sized segment.
This new car from BMW performs a unique role in their successful 3-Series line and provides a fresh take on hatchback appeal, space and functionality.
|Vehicle Type: Hatchback||Base Price: $ 41,450|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.8 gals (60 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 22 city / 33 hwy|
|Length: 189.9 in. (482.4 cm)||Wheel Base: 115 in. (292 cm)|
|Height: 59.4 in. (150.8 cm)||Width: 7.9 in. (182.8 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 3915 lbs (1776 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 25 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: 2.0 Liter Inline 4 TwinTurbo||Compression Ratio: 10: 1|
|Horsepower: 241 HP||Max RPM: 5000-6500 RPM|
|Torque: 258 lb-ft @1250-4800 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 7.9 seconds||Maximum Speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)|
* 328i xDrive
Engine & Performance
Power and performance, responsive acceleration, great torque, and reduced weight of the engine make this 3 Series offering very unique.
The engine is a 2.0 liter inline 4 that produces 245 horsepower from at just 5,000 rpm. The torque peaks at 258 lbs ft at 1,250 rpm up to 4,800 rpm. It is capable of going from zero to 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph.
More impressive is that you get a combined 27 mpg from this sleek and spacious hatchback.
The exterior unites dynamic lines with the elegance of a coupe in a fascinating way. The broad and powerful kidney grilles together with a modified apron at the front underline this carâ€™s sporting character.
There are also two striking headlights with corona rings together with LED accent lights to go with forward slanting kidney grille. The silhouette of these headlights is much larger than that of the Sedan.
The large air intakes just below these headlights emphasize the unique sporting character of this vehicle.
A link between front and the rear is seamless. A smooth transition of the roof-line into the car's rear provides extra room on the inside. The rear of this car is highlighted by horizontal surfaces and other lines that emphasize the muscular width of the vehicle.
The extended rear-lights are L-shaped in design and gives the vehicle a low profile.
The interior of 3-Series Gran Turismo is impressively comfortable. There is an abundance of space with raised seats that provides a comfortable ride. The front and the rear passengers benefit from the seating position that has been raised by 2.3" (59 mm) and allows for an outstanding view of the outside.
Another cool feature is the cargo function of the rear seat back-rests. A tilt angle of backrests can simply be adjusted in 15 stages up to 19 degrees; vertical position is even possible if necessary.
There is also a 2-piece parcel shelf to create more space. The interior design simply stands out with several chrome elements that surround the audio and air conditioning system.
The high-gloss woods strips, seats with distinctive stitching, and the upholstery used in add to the allure of the Gran Turismo 3 Series from BMW.