बीएमडब्ल्यू 3 सीरीज जीटी माइलेज
बीएमडब्ल्यू 3 सीरीज जीटी रिव्यू
BMW had introduced the GT series to India with the 5 Series first. The car was big and spacious but costed a bomb. With the 3 Series GT coming in three years back, the GT badge became more affordable. The added space in the back and in the boot has pushed many to opt for the 3 GT rather than the 3 Series sedan.
BMW has revised the 3 GT and it is a mid-life upgrade with a facelift and a few changes on the equipment list. The LED headlamps are all new but retain the signature twin rings accompanying the kidney grille on the front fascia. It looks almost the same as the 3 series sedan but gets new bumpers in the front as well as in the back. The facelift will also come with a new design of alloys. The deployable hidden spoiler will continue to adorn the notchback-like boot lid.
The 3 GT cabin is spacious and luxurious. The understated dark interior exudes comfort and quality and now gets some new equipment. The infotainment interface has been revamped with a new screen and software and gets USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity including a GPS navigation system. The front seats are electrically adjustable and it gets electrically adjustable and retractable wing mirrors and a sunroof as well. Cruise control, dual-zone climate control along with start-stop button and keyless entry are standard. It is slightly longer and the extended roofline opens up more cabin space as well as boot space.
The 3 GT will be offered with the same existing 2.0-litre diesel engine that develops 188bhp of power and 380Nm of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox driving the rear wheels. It also gets the 2.0-litre inline-four petrol option that develops 248bhp of power and is the car a BMW driving enthusiast would want. It comes with 6 airbags standard along with driving aids like ABS, EBD, traction control, hill-hold control et al.
The 3 GT sits half a segment above the 3 Series or the Mercedes C-Class and lower than the Mercedes E-Class and the Audi A6 and hence doesn’t have any direct competition. But for someone who wants a little bit more than the standard 3 Series, it is certainly a good option.