BMW 3GT Facelift Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 43.30 Lakh
By Cyrus Dhabhar
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Published on October 19, 2016
- The BMW 3GT is available with both petrol and diesel engine options
- The car gives precedence to comfort
- The BMW 3GT rivals: Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF
The BMW 3GT was originally launched in India in 2014 and was well received by people who like the BMW badge but want something that has comfort and space as higher priorities as compared to outright handling prowess and power. After a minor facelift to the standard 3 Series sedan earlier this year, BMW India has now turned its attention to the 3GT and given it a mid-life facelift and has launched it at Rs. 43.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
There are two variants on offer on the diesel - the Sport which is priced at Rs. 43.30 lakh and the Luxury which costs Rs. 46.50 lakh. BMW has also introduced a petrol variant of the 3GT which comes priced at Rs. 47.50 lakh. (all prices ex-showroom Delhi)
The upgrades and facelift on the exterior front are quite minor but still tend to make the 3GT look better than before. The biggest and most obvious upgrade are the new full LED headlamps that also get a new LED daytime running light setup. The headlamps get a camera-based adaptive assistance system to help light the road better and to automatically redirect certain elements in the headlamps when faced with oncoming traffic. The frameless door design on the 3GT gladly stays as and so does the electronically deployable spoiler on the bootlid.
The BMW 3GT is available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 190bhp of peak power and 400Nm of peak power. The engine is mated to a -speed automatic gearbox and a rear wheel drive setup. Just like the older 3GT, expect this new one to be very comfortable with ride quality given more importance than handling. BMW has also launched a petrol version of the GT, the 330i, which comes powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged, inline 4 engine which churns out 252bhp. The 330i can go from a standstill to 100km/h in just 6.1 seconds. This engine, however, is available only on the 3GT for the time being and we might soon see it on the 3 Series sedan as well.
The 3GT is just as spacious on the interior front and still features the large notchback boot that opens along with the rear windscreen offering a large entry boot and easy access. The rear seat offers great leg room and this is one of the few BMWs that can be enjoyed more as a passenger than as a driver.
Last Updated on October 19, 2016
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