Refreshed BMW 3 Series GT comes to Paris with power bump

Refreshed BMW 3 Series GT comes to Paris with power bump

0 comments 📅04 November 2016, 20:29

BMW may accept refreshed the 3 Series Gran Turismo way invest in in the sunny and warm days of June, but the hunchbacked five-door is sole now getting its official auto show coming out in Paris. Naturally, we decided to take a tip down to BMW’s display at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles for a look at the restyled car.

As we covered in our primitive report on the 2017 3GT, the old 328i and 335i trims are insensible. Just like the traditional sedan, BMW replaced the old trims with the 330i and 340i, as expressively as their new and more powerful engines. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the counterintuitively-named 330i is up from 240 horsepower and 255 bray-feet of torque to 248 hp and 258 lb-ft. Diminutive gains, we know, but the improvements that went into the 340i are more abundant – BMW increased the 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder’s production from 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque to 320 hp and 330 lb-ft.

If there’s a aptitude knock against the 3GT – aside from its polarizing suggestion – it actually comes in the powertrain dependent. Unlike the 3 Sedan, BMW continues to only stock the Gran Turismo in the US market with all-whirl location drive and an eight-speed automatic transporting. Considering the variety of 3GT and wagon models in Europe, it’s a disrepute BMW chooses to limit options in its most flexible small cars for North American consumers.

Judging by the online configurator, the refreshed BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo should be in US dealers now.


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