BMW recently launched the 3 Series Gran Turismo 'Shadow Edition' in India. This is a limited-edition variant of the 3 Series GT and is now being offered in the top-spec M Sport trim. Here's all you need to know about it.
The BMW 330i GT has always had two key qualities linked to it – that it’s fast, and that it’s luxurious. Now, BMW has updated the GT range by adding the delicious M Sport trim to the mix. It’s still fast, and luxurious but we are here to find out if it’s any more tempting than the bog-standard 330i GT we drove last year.
It’s interesting how the traditional executive sedan is slowly losing favour of late, getting displaced by fancier crossover offerings including compact SUVs and four-door coupes. This could make the new BMW 3 Series GT range seem like a more tempting proposition for those in search for both looks and functionality.
As the name suggests, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) is the Grand Touring version of the 3 Series sedan. Last year, BMW India introduced the updated 3 Series sedan with restyled headlamps and tail lights as well as slight tweaks to the interiors. Following this launch, the carmaker also brought in this 2017 BMW 3 Series GT with similar updates.
2016 turns out to be challenging for luxury cars in India with the diesel-ban and demonetisation. The overall sales have grown marginally, but much lower than the 32 per cent year-on-year growth in 2015.
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has finally been introduced in India in two diesel 320d Sport Line (base variant) and the 320d Luxury Line (mid variant), while petrol is offered as top-spec 330i Luxury Line. The car comes with fresh design upgrades and the thrilling performance numbers that GTs have always been associated with.