BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo (2014)

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BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo

The new BMW Gran Turismo represents a addition to the premium reaches of the segment. This new concept a genuinely unique role the successful BMW 3-Series range and a fresh and distinctive take on appeal, space and functionality.

The BMW Gran Turismo fuses the sporting attributes of the 3-Series with the practicality and versatility of the Touring, and backs these up with a palpable increase in and long-distance comfort. The new addition to the exudes aesthetic and emotional boasts a distinctive presence on the and offers similarly pronounced pleasure.

Among the eye-catching of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo are a formed front end, an stretched silhouette with roofline, frameless side and a flowing rear end with load aperture. Here, an rear spoiler – the of its type on a BMW – provides lightness as well as reducing at touring speeds. The clear in length over the Sedan and benefits not only the car’s silhouette, but also the amount of available on board.

Ease of a raised seating position an outstanding view out to all sides and expanses of space around passenger provide an instant factor. The Gran Turismo more room in the rear in particular. Indeed, passengers in the full-size rear seats encounter legroom normally found in luxury-class cars.

BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo

broad range of qualities both functional and aesthetic allows the new BMW 3-Series Gran to tick all the right boxes for and demanding drivers who use their car in a of ways but would also the aesthetic appeal of a coupe. All of allows the new Gran Turismo to a compelling case for itself as an elegant business carriage and a comfortable tourer for family away and leisure activities.

Innovative, emotional and practical.

The BMW Gran Turismo is a car that the elegance of a coupe, but at the same offers immense practicality and space that can be used in a of ways. Page Beermann, designer for the new BMW 3-Series Gran

The first impression delivered by the new BMW Gran Turismo invariably on the striking combination of dynamic and appeal. Attractive proportions, doors with frameless the coupe-style, gently falling and large tailgate define the character it has chiselled for itself the BMW 3-Series ranks.

Powerful and taut surfaces sketch out an body which lends the car an forward-surging purpose, as well as a high degree of functionality. the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo new standards inside as well as A convincing sense of roominess, a seating position, generous of space and intelligent load management seal its status as a in the premium mid-size segment.

At millimetres long, 1,489 tall, 1,828 millimetres and with a 2,920-millimetre wheelbase, the new BMW Gran Turismo is notably all round than the Sedan and variants of the 3-Series range. the designers’ clever use of proportions, and lines ensures that the Turismo appears to cut a similarly and dynamic figure as its siblings.

Its allow it to lay on impressive levels of for passengers and their luggage, as a of which it passes the long-distance test with flying At 520 litres, its boot capacity is up 25 on the BMW 3-Series Touring ‘s, an extra 70 millimetres of rear place it between the BMW 5-Series and BMW . i.e. firmly in luxury territory.

Front view: dynamics.

The eye-catching front end of the new BMW Gran Turismo makes no of its BMW 3-Series family ties, but brings its own individual flavour the mix. The broad, powerful BMW grille and modified front underline the car’s sporting while striking twin with corona rings (if headlights are specified) and LED accent form a visual unit the slightly forward-slanting kidneys and the sense of both width and

The silhouette of the headlights is larger on the Sedan. Large air intakes the headlights emphasise the sporting of the car, as do the aerodynamically motivated for the Air Curtains. The bonnet, meanwhile, has contours than the Sedan and

The most prominent design cue the kidney grille, which the visual focus of the front end towards the road and gives the car a and sportier feel. Another feature of the BMW 3-Series Gran the blades set into the outer air of the front apron.

Side elegance with a coupe-style

The link between the front and of the BMW 3-Series GT is particularly seamless. BMW proportions and a coupe-style roofline down towards the rear the car’s silhouette, while taut surfaces and rising lend the flanks their dynamic verve. The smooth of the roofline into the rear extra interior space showcasing the car’s enviable

The BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo is the first-ever model to sport an rear spoiler. At lower it retracts virtually out of sight, barely a ripple in the coupe-style One feature that is most visible from the side are the kidney slats, which up into the bonnet, underlining the character of the Gran Turismo.

The theme of the car’s flanks is the swage line, made up of two lines running alongside other, which is central to the of the latest BMW 3-Series. Viewed in with the pronounced door line it strengthens the body’s wedge shape. The high-set window graphic, which slightly at the Hofmeister kink, pleasingly aesthetic emphasis to the forward orientation of the exterior

A new element of the BMW 3-Series Gran comes in the form of the Air Breathers. just rearwards of the front they are designed to reduce around the wheel arches. The Air team up with the Air Curtains to the sporting character of the car’s and provide tangible evidence of the aerodynamic solutions devised by BMW as of its BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy.

Rear view: a powerful end with compelling functionality.

The of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo is by horizontal surfaces and lines muscular width and unshakable The wraparound section below the has an extremely flat appearance and lowers the stance of the rear. The between light and shadowed generates a dynamism even the car is stationary.

The extended rear in customary BMW L-shaped design, far into the sides of the car, add presence to the new BMW 3-Series Gran powerful breadth and make the car lower to the road. Two integrated of LEDs allow a slim design and ensure the BMW 3-Series Turismo’s distinctive appearance is both day and night. The large meanwhile, showcases the versatility and of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo.

It optimum access to the load and, thanks to its wide, sized aperture, makes it to load and unload even items.

Interior: surprising generous freedom of movement.

The of the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo’s is clearly on the rear compartment here we wanted to create a new, spacious yet also ambience. Georg Allmendinger, designer for the BMW 3-Series Gran

The new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 200 millimetres to the length of the BMW 3-Series and has a 110-millimetre longer wheelbase. The new variant also stands 81 taller. These generous create a luxurious feeling of for the passengers and ensure unbeatable of movement in every seat.

The and rear passengers all benefit a seating position raised by 59 which allows an outstanding out and makes entry and exit easier. The Gran Turismo raises headroom another

Space-loving elegance with character.

Rear passengers a particularly impressive increase in Indeed, the Gran Turismo a full 70 millimetres of extra in the rear, providing a freedom of normally only found in cars. Thanks to the car’s wheelbase – and a reduced with the rear wheel as a result – the full of the rear seat bench can be without restriction and three can be seated in comfort.

This feeling of space is complemented by the forms, colour scheme and employed in the interior. The flowing of the door panels link the and rear compartments into a stylistic unit, while the of the flat roofline and frameless with the cocooning character of the creates a spacious lounge-style in the rear compartment, and thus the environment for relaxed touring.

long-distance comfort.

An array of compartments and other practical helps lay on a suitably sumptuous of long-distance comfort. A pair of are integrated into the centre but can be swapped for an oddments tray if And large door pockets and rear can accommodate up to one-litre bottles (0.75 l in the rear). The BMW Gran Turismo can be adapted to meet changing requirements.

To end, the rear seat are fitted with folding restraints and can be split 40:20:40 as allowing the load area to be in stages from 520 up to 1,600 Folding down only the segment creates a large aperture that enables people to bring several of skis or snowboards on board them. Folding down all the meanwhile, creates a slightly almost level and flush-fitting compartment floor.

Load large, practical and versatile.

The value and functionality of the generously load area in the new BMW 3-Series Turismo impress in equal The gaping 1,120 x 618-millimetre x height) load aperture and electric tailgate make it to load up bulky items. extremely practical feature is the function for the rear seat

The tilt angle of the backrests can be through 15 stages and 19 degrees and brought into a vertical if required. This allows the available in the load compartment to be to changing requirements, a process by the smooth panel surfaces of the area’s side walls. example of the new BMW 3-Series Gran practical qualities is the two-piece shelf. The larger segment with the tailgate, facilitating to the load area.

The second remains on its railing, allowing items to be left in place when the tailgate is opened. not in use the sections can be easily removed and away neatly under the compartment floor. The new BMW 3-Series Turismo is fitted as standard button-controlled electric tailgate but the options list also the Smart Opener (part of the Access option), which the boot lid to be opened hands-free a movement of the foot under the bumper.

Four lashing in the load compartment floor and a hook in the left-hand side are on hand for securing loads, a multifunction storage tray the load compartment floor and a compartment in the left-hand side swallow up all kinds of small Also located here is a power socket to plug in a box or charge electrically-powered devices.

The storage package, meanwhile, ups the rating another notch it comes to transporting both and loads. In addition to an array of features, it also comprises extras for the load compartment. include a remote release for the rear seat backrests, a gas spring for the load compartment a sliding retaining net on the right-hand panel, an additional strap for loads in place and a variable system using two rails into the load compartment

Typical BMW 3-Series: functional in the cockpit as well.

The cockpit of the new BMW Gran Turismo fits the template as the new 3-Series Sedan and new Touring. In customary fashion, the layout ensures optimum to all driving functions. Crystal circular instruments with a display and a freestanding iDrive in contemporary flatscreen design the sense of functional elegance.

The Controller – within reach on the centre console and the optionally fore-and-aft sliding/folding between the front seats the cabin’s exceptional usability and Descriptions of additional equipment such as the full-colour Head-Up and cutting-edge convenience-enhancing and driver systems, can be found in the BMW ConnectedDrive

Three equipment lines, with their own individual

High-quality material combinations with supreme levels of reinforce the premium ambience on the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo. A number of colour and upholstery offer scope for a multitude of In the entry-level version, for example, different trim colours can be with a choice of one cloth or two shades.

Customers can also from three additional lines and an M Sport package, all of add individual touches to the car’s inside and out. Indeed, the ignition key shares the colour-coding of the line specified.

Sport The Sport Line adds depth to the dynamic repertoire of the BMW Gran Turismowith a selection of exterior features in high-gloss Nine moulded black grille slats in a chrome-coloured lend the front end a particularly and alert look, and the forward-slanting of the BMW kidneys gains further impact.

The black air intakes and gleaming black Air Breathers, draw the eye to the car’s aerodynamics Optional 18-inch or 19-inch wheels – depending on the – in double-spoke design an additional dose of sportiness, exterior mirrors and a wraparound strip (also available in black as an option), B-pillars in paint finish and a trim at rear apron height add flourishes.

Inside the car, the between black and red accents a sporty and exclusive allure is heightened by the accent strips in the (also part of the Luxury and Line as well as the M Sport The standard-fitted sports seats can be with a choice of three variants in four different

Luxury Line: Discreet chrome touches lend the of the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismoa elegant and exclusive appeal. 11 kidney grille slats chrome-coloured fronts and matt sides, two chrome blades in the apron air intakes and chrome Air all furnish classy touches.

the gleaming chrome window the black B-pillar provides a highlight, and special 18 and 19-inch wheels in a multi-spoke design the extravagance of the Luxury Line. The Turismo Luxury Line can be from the rear by a stylish, chrome strip above the apron and a chrome exhaust embellisher. The interior also out with various chrome such as the surround for the audio and air system.

High-gloss wood seats with distinctive and a choice of two upholstery materials in classically elegant colours the exclusivity of the Luxury Line.

Line: High-quality chrome trim elements define the aesthetic of the Modern Line, the BMW kidney grille with 11 the Air Breathers and the double trim for the air intakes continue the theme. The window surround in satinated draws attention to the window and blends in seamlessly with the elements at the front and rear.

18 or turbine-style light-alloy wheels a fresh angle to the exterior of the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo, the light-coloured dashboard coupled a steering wheel in dark create a very special in the cockpit. Leather upholstery or combinations in anthracite, oyster or and a choice of three trim with accent strips in chrome, ensure an appealing between materials.

M Sport The optional M Sport package the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo a of adrenaline that spreads its exterior and interior design. As as the all-new aerodynamic package, numerous body components apron with large air rear bumper with side skirts), and the BMW Individual Shadow Line trim, the optional exterior paint Estoril Blue metallic an unmistakably sporty appearance and road presence- an effect by 18 or 19-inch light-alloy wheels in M design.

Inside the car, such as M door sill an M leather steering wheel and an M footrest shape the sporty yet ambience. The driver and front can settle into Hexagon cloth/Alcantara sports seats royal blue contrast offered exclusively as part of the M package. Technical features of package include lowered M suspension and the optional M Sport with callipers in contrasting paint finish.

Exterior and wheels: The spectrum of colours for the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo its cues from the BMW 3-Series and ranges from elegant and to modern and expressive. Customers can from a total of 12 paint irrespective of the equipment line including intense colour an array of metallic options and a spread of classic tones.

The Beige metallic, Midnight metallic and Sparkling Brown shades are reserved exclusively for the new BMW Gran Turismo. An impressively selection of light-alloy wheels is available.

Powertrain and chassis: pleasure, dynamic excellence and over long and short

Customers can choose from a of five torquey, refined and engines from the launch of the new BMW Gran Turismo, all of which with the latest BMW TwinPower technology. The range-topping six-cylinder engine under the bonnet of the BMW Gran Turismo is joined by the four-cylinder petrol units in the BMW Gran Turismo and BMW 320i Turismo.

The two 2.0-litre diesel powering the BMW 320d Gran and BMW 318d Gran Turismo off the line-up at launch. The power is to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox as standard, although BMW offers an eight-speed automatic as an for all engine variants. Both link up with the fuel-saving Start-Stop function.

BMW 335i Turismo: six-cylinder petrol with muscular power imposing torque and outstanding

Aficionados of large six-cylinder are in for a treat with the new BMW 335i Turismo. The 3.0-litre in-line will win the hearts of sporty with its supreme power ravenous appetite for revs and refinement. Developing output of 225 hp at 5,800 rpm, the six-cylinder helps the Gran Turismo to put a compelling dynamic case.

of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) is available as low the engine speed range as rpm and remains on tap up to 5,000 rpm. such impressive firepower on the new BMW 335i Gran Turismo from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds on the way to an electronically limited top of 250 km/h (155 mph). And despite this eye-catching the six-cylinder is also extremely and low-polluting.

Its fuel consumption in the EU test stands at 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres mpg imp) and CO2 emissions come in at 188 per kilometre.

BMW 328i Gran four-cylinder petrol engine the benchmark for dynamics and efficiency.

The and performance, responsive acceleration, torque, high rpm ceiling and low of this innovative turbocharged makes it the perfect fit for the dynamic theme of the new BMW 3-Series Gran At the same time, though, the unit is remarkably economical and low in The advanced BMW powerplant produces a 180 kW/245 hp from its 1,997 cc at 5,000 rpm.

The petrol drums up peak torque of 350 Nm lb-ft) at just 1,250 rpm and it all the way to 4,800 rpm. The new BMW 328i Turismo sprints from 0 to 100 (62 mph) in a mere 6.1 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 250 (155 mph) while average fuel consumption of 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (42.2 mpg in the EU test cycle. CO2 emissions are suitably restrained, at 156 grams per

The pace of technical progress is more evident if the eight-speed is fitted, with fuel and emissions figures of 6.4 litres per 100 (44 mpg imp) and 149 g/km.

BMW 320i Turismo: entry-level petrol packs a punch.

The BMW 320i Turismo comes with a based on the same ultra-low-friction cc core engine as the BMW 328i, differing output ratings principally through modifications to the and turbocharging technology. In the new BMW 320i Turismo, the four-cylinder petrol develops 135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 rpm and up peak torque of 270 Nm (199 at a meagre 1,250 rpm.

with the six-speed manual the 320i needs only 7.9 to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) rest, but has a very understated for petrol. Impressive average economy in the EU test cycle of 6.6 per 100 kilometres (42.8 mpg imp) and CO2 of 153 grams per kilometre are improved further when the eight-speed gearbox is specified; then, falls to 6.2 litres per 100 km (45.5 mpg with CO2emissions dropping to 145

BMW 320d Gran Turismo: diesel is also big on refinement and

The new BMW 320d Gran Turismo is by a four-cylinder diesel engine enviable power output an extremely frugal and low-polluting Maximum output of 135 kW/184 hp at rpm and torque of 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) available between 1,750 and rpm – ensure the new BMW 320d Turismo is a stand-out dynamic and fits the profile of a sporty GT on diesel power. Its performance bear this out.

The diesel asks a mere 8.0 for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 and a top speed of 230 km/h (143 is available should the need Average fuel consumption in the EU cycle of 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 129 grams per already put the new BMW 320d Gran in low-pollutant territory.

BMW 318d Turismo: ultra-economical entry-level

High output and surging also mark out the entry-level model, which is based on the core 2.0-litre engine as the under the bonnet of the BMW 320d. In the BMW Gran Turismo it develops 105 hp at 4,000 rpm, while torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) is between 1,750 and 2,500 Given its 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 9.7 seconds (automatic: 9.6 sec) and 210 (130 mph) top speed, the BMW Gran Turismo goes easy on the diesel: with the gearbox it records average consumption figures of 4.5 litres per 100 (62.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 119 while the automatic posts 4.8 (58.8 mpg imp) and 127 g/km.

drive variants from 2013: BMW 325d Gran and four models with BMW

Later this year BMW be adding another diesel and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel to the new 3-Series Gran Turismo The BMW 325d Gran Turismo 160 kW/218 hp and an extremely impressive of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) will the line-up in summer 2013, as the xDrive variants of the BMW 320i, 335i and 320d Gran

Six-speed manual gearbox as

Easy gear changes, shift travel and optimum spacing are the stand-out features of the manual gearboxes in the new BMW 3-Series Turismo. Their lightweight, construction and innovative, low-friction allow them to make a contribution to the driving pleasure on board. For drivers with ambitions, the interface where the from the engine is relayed to the is key to maximising the car’s dynamic

Eight-speed automatic gearbox as an option.

With its additional the slick eight-speed automatic is able to provide shift sports performance and efficiency of the order – and offer in the compact premium segment an never previously available to The automatic fits like a into the dynamic overall of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo.

A of technical innovations and the unusually internal efficiency of the eight-speed ensure that powerful and sharp mid-range sprints can be without any notable increase in consumption. Performance-minded drivers therefore be in for a treat, especially they can also choose to gear manually and so take on a more active role in the experience.

All in all, then, the of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo can be in relaxed or seriously focused With its harmonious gear spacing, the BMW 3-Series Gran offers refined and powerful but can also be driven at a laid-back and with an eye on fuel economy at low speeds.

A sports automatic of the new eight-speed gearbox is available as an option for the new BMW 3-Series Gran offering even sharper dynamics and manual gear using steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Sophisticated suspension technology: BMW 3-Series handling, impressive stability and increased long-distance

Driving dynamics have been one of the stand-out qualities of the BMW range. Playing a key role is carefully honed suspension that features a large of light-alloy components and perfectly the winning formula of a longitudinally engine, rear-wheel drive, steer-free Electric Power finely-balanced axle load (50:50) and a torsionally stiff body.

With the new BMW 3-Series Turismo the engineers have in achieving both outstanding properties and a high degree of and precision. The overall character of the has been shifted slightly directional stability and long-distance The key factors here are its longer wheelbase (+ 110 mm over the 3-Series and standard specification, including wheels (Sedan and Touring:

All of which points to the new BMW 3-Series Turismo’s focus on enhanced comfort combined with sporting dynamics.

Double-joint tie bar axle with spring and anti-roll bar.

The front of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo is from the 3-Series Sedan and Touring. The wheel suspension maximum stiffness with weight, while aluminium struts, wishbones and swivel make for a significant reduction in masses. In addition, the double-joint has been set up to optimum effect, to the absence of torque steer.

beneficiary of this is the BMW 3-Series Turismo’s electromechanical steering which is low in weight and helps fuel consumption.

Five-link axle majors on driving and comfort.

The rear axle of the new BMW Gran Turismomakes an important to the new model’s driving dynamics and comfort. Its space-saving five-link features precisely calculated which makes for long travel as well as precise location in all situations. Moreover, the axle ensures excellent and vibration damping.

The upshot is the new Gran Turismoimpresses with BMW 3-Series driving and handling and goes a noticeable extra in terms of directional stability and touring comfort.

Electromechanical enhances agility and comfort.

The new BMW Gran Turismo is fitted the electromechanical power steering EPS, which only when steering assistance is required. The system’s attributes not only high efficiency but low weight, high steering with good feedback, and responses. The signature BMW rear-wheel-drive guards against torque

High-performance lightweight braking

The new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo for its stopping power on lightweight brakes with large discs, and the front brake are made from aluminium. As as the low unsprung masses, this system also makes its with outstanding heat superior wet braking performance, operation and excellent feel. A pad wear indicator and a brake function are standard on all models.

The enjoys the safety net of various electronic aids integrated the Dynamic Stability Control system. This incorporates the functions: the Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Automatic Stability (ASC), Dynamic Traction (DTC), Dynamic Brake (DBC) and Cornering Brake (CBC), along with the Assistant and an electronic limited function for the rear differential, can be activated using the DSC Off button.

and tyres.

Even the entry-level of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo is ex-factory with high-quality wheels and 225/55 R17 tyres. safety tyres- which, on driving style and load, the car to be driven a further 80 kilometres (50 or more, even with a loss of tyre pressure come as standard, as does the Puncture Warning System This provides not only convenience and safety benefits; with a spare tyre and also saves weight and additional storage space in the

Dynamic options: M Sport adaptive suspension, M Sport and variable sports steering.

The M Sport suspension included as of the M Sport package can also be separately. It works with a spring/damper set-up and stiffer bars, and brings with it 18 or M light-alloy wheels. Alternatively, may like to specify lowered suspension with electronically dampers, which adjusts the mapping to the road surface and situation.

The driver can also use the Experience Control switch to the basic suspension tuning more comfortable or sportier according to individual preference.

For customers, BMW offers the M Sport Aluminium four-piston fixed at the front and two-piston fixed at the rear, along with sized brake discs, extremely low weight with short stopping distances.

Sports Steering with is available as an option, providing steering gear ratios on the angle of the steering wheel. It that less steering is required for parking and turning Also, handling is sharpened, for when instantaneous evasive is required.

Driving Experience switch with ECO PRO mode: more relaxed or more driving modes – at the of a button.

The new BMW 3-Series Gran also offers drivers the to vary the overall character of the to suit the driving situation or personal preferences. As well as or more comfortable drive they can also opt for extra efficiency. The different modes are via the Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode, which is on all models.

Using a button on the console, the driver can choose ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and modes. Each of these set-ups activates different for the relevant powertrain and suspension A further button allows the to change the DSC settings or switch off altogether.

More information on ECO PRO can be found in the BMW EfficientDynamics chapter.

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BMW More power, less consumption.

Alongside its high and sporty dynamics, outstanding economy is another contributing in the driving pleasure afforded by the new BMW Gran Turismo. This is to the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, the of which are incorporated in virtually area of the new model. In addition to and diesel engines with fuel economy, its highly transmissions, intelligent lightweight optimised aerodynamics and further measures ensure the new BMW 3-Series Turismo is a winner not only in of its impressive performance, but also its fuel consumption and emissions

State-of-the-art petrol and diesel in the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo a perfect alliance of dynamics and

The petrol engines available launch stand out with exceptional power, free-revving and refinement combined with efficiency. To this end, the can point to a raft of innovative solutions, brought together a complete package of technology. include BMW TwinPower Turbo with twin-scroll turbocharging, Precision Direct Injection, variable camshaft control and fully variable valve

In addition, these low-friction feature a lightweight all-aluminium

The BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel also represent the very in BMW engine technology. The current of diesels features latest-generation direct injection, turbocharging and an construction to deliver high smooth running and unsurpassed A centrifugal pendulum in the dual-mass reduces irregular running for comfort at low engine speeds.

The BMW Gran Turismo is available advanced BMW BluePerformance technology, a diesel particulate filter and catalytic converter with a NOX catalyst to ensure the 320d meets the future EU6 emissions today.

Optimised power for added fuel savings: manual and eight-speed automatic.

the choice is for a state-of-the-art six-speed gearbox or an eight-speed automatic, transmissions boast optimised compact design and reduced Manual models also equipped with an Optimum Indicator, which monitors the situation and advises the driver of the moment to change gear. The automatic with innovative design offers a large ratio spread.

Plus, the torque converter slip, internal efficiency, low friction and intelligent transmission management substantial potential for fuel ECO PRO mode programs the automatic to bring forward upshifts and downshifts.

Auto Start-Stop Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO

The new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo as standard with the Auto function, which can also up with the new eight-speed automatic Another standard feature is Energy Regeneration, which that – as far as possible power for the vehicle’s electrical is generated during braking and ECO PRO mode plays a particularly role in helping the BMW 3-Series Turismo driver to maintain an and economical driving style.

As as tweaking the accelerator’s responses and management system, ECO PRO mode reaps the rewards of intelligent and climate management. The system the driver tips and ideas tailored to the driving situation at – on how to reduce fuel even further through to his or her responses at the wheel.

The ECO PRO Route joins forces with the new navigation system to monitor the personal driving style, the situation and the profile of the road in order to propose the most route. Average fuel can be cut by up to 20 per cent in ECO PRO mode, with a boost to the car’s range on a of fuel.

On-demand operation of components saves energy.

The new BMW Gran Turismo’s ancillary also play a role in the intelligent energy management. include the on-demand coolant the map-controlled oil pump and the electromechanical system, which only electric power when assistance is actually required. The air conditioning compressor works on the principle.

As soon as the driver the air conditioning off, the belt to the compressor is disconnected to minimise drain.

Intelligent lightweight further reduces fuel and CO2 emissions.

The use of lightweight materials a significant contribution to efficiency and and helps to give BMW cars impressive dynamic capability. intelligent lightweight design can be in every area of the development and its reach extends to every

As well as the use of plastics and cutting-edge materials, the increased deployment of components in the engine and chassis has also reduced the weight of the assemblies. The results are impressive. the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo has in terms of dimensions and space, it is any heavier than the 3-Series and Touring.

Aerodynamic fine-tuning in the tunnel.

Evidence of the new BMW 3-Series Turismo’s aerodynamic fine-tuning in a wind tunnel comes of a drag coefficient (Cd) of The lower air resistance not only to a drop in fuel consumption, it has benefits in terms of noise The design of the car’s underside is a factor in minimising lift

The new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo has an optimised underbody with smooth-surfaced panels at the sides, the engine compartment shield and at the part of the exhaust tunnel, in unprecedented standards of sealing.

Air and Air Breathers.

The now familiar Air Curtains in the apron of many BMW cars are to reduce turbulence – and drag – around the wheels. The aerodynamically designed arches, and the air deflectors in front of likewise help to whittle fuel consumption.

A totally new on the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo, are the Air Breathers – air ducts of the front wheel arches, reach back as far as the outlet in the side of the body and double up as a new design element. The Air Breathers part of the airflow into the arches, thereby reducing air They work particularly in combination with the Air Curtains.

BMW active rear spoiler lift.

The BMW 3-Series Gran is the brand’s first car to be fitted an active rear spoiler, extends automatically once the car 110 km/h (68 mph) to ensure it the traditional BMW dynamic capability at speeds. Once extended, the reduces lift on the rear by more than 35 per cent, the Gran Turismo to replicate the qualities of the BMW 3-Series Sedan.

If the speed slows below 70 (43 mph), the spoiler automatically melting back into the trailing edge almost If required, the rear spoiler can be and retracted manually using a in the driver’s door control

BMW ConnectedDrive: Setting the pace for convenience and infotainment.

For many now, BMW ConnectedDrive has been with innovation and forward-looking in the field of automotive connectivity. The of standard and optional driver systems and mobility services on ensures that the new BMW 3-Series Turismo continues the tradition of the pace for safety, convenience and To make sure that the functions available perform task to optimum effect, BMW manages the information exchange passengers, vehicle and the outside in a particularly intelligent and targeted

High-res projection in colour: Display.

Highlights in the new BMW 3-Series Turismo include the latest-generation Head-Up Display, which key information onto the windscreen in resolution to appear directly in the field of view. Depending on the specification, not only is the current displayed, but speed limits and restrictions are also flashed up for the benefit, along with instructions and various warning

Using sensors and camera: Change and Lane Departure systems.

Among the convenience and assistance systems on offer are Change Warning and Lane Warning including Collision with braking function. systems employ radar and camera monitoring to alert to potential collision risks changing lanes or if they out of the lane unintentionally, and also a warning when driving too to the vehicle ahead.

Preventative protection: Active Protection.

The Protection safety package extended protection measures and the function helps passengers to the consequences of an accident, should the come to the worst. Active is activated shortly after the begins, ready to pull the and front passenger belts and close the side windows and if the car enters a critical pre-crash If the system detects an impending and senses that a crash is the car will be braked automatically.

use of advanced light technology: High-Beam Assistant and Adaptive

Safety when driving in the is given a further boost by the High-Beam Assistant, which switches the high beam on and off as the requires. If the optional bi-xenon are specified, the new BMW 3-Series Gran can also be ordered with Headlights featuring cornering variable headlight distribution and headlight range control for and motorway driving. This package also includes the High-Beam Assistant, allowing the beam to be left switched on when there is oncoming

Superb overview not just parking: Surround View, View, Top View and BMW Parking

In addition to the rear view and Park Distance Control, are also able to opt for the Surround function with Side and Top View, which provides a view of the BMW 3-Series Gran and the area around it, enabling the to carry out precise manoeuvres in spaces. If the car is moving at under 20 (12 mph), the Side View can additionally be activated to allow the to keep an eye on cross traffic.

is further enhanced by the BMW Parking system, which is able to the car into parking spaces to the direction of travel. All the driver has to do is the accelerator and brake pedal the BMW Parking Assistant takes of the steering.

A system of many Active Cruise Control Stop Go function.

ACC Active Control with Stop Go and Speed Limit Info No Passing Info display adds to the functionality of the convenience and options. Not only does ACC Go make it possible to cruise motorways and country roads the greatest of ease while the desired distance to vehicles it also regulates the speed in traffic, even braking to a if necessary before pulling again automatically. This has the of making life easier for the in slow-moving traffic and congestion as

In combination with the Professional or navigation system, Speed Info helps to keep the informed of the speed limit for the stretch of road. A camera is to ensure that additional or temporary restrictions – at for example – are taken account. Information on speed or overtaking restrictions then in the instrument cluster or Head-Up

If the Professional navigation system is drivers can have the most route recommended to them by ECO PRO Route.

The smart way to avoid Real Time Traffic (RTTI).

Available as an option, the (Real Time Traffic system uses the mobile network and a SIM card built the vehicle for ultra-fast transmission of detailed data. The real-time which is taken into when calculating routes and diversions, is relayed to the vehicle unrivalled reliability and precision. covers motorways and major as well as country roads and and secondary roads in urban

Data is additionally obtained local authority traffic systems to provide precise on traffic density. Coloured markings on the map view visualise the traffic flow states.

infotainment: further services BMW ConnectedDrive.

High-performance interface provides top-of-the-range infotainment that enables the driver and to make extensive use of external phones and music players. are furthermore able to access products from BMW Live and BMW

New Bluetooth office functions internet-based services, as well as entries and text-based messages, to be in the Control Display of the iDrive system and read out via the Text to function. In addition, passengers can their personal music on their smartphone or music

The BMW Connected app allows in-car use of web and social networks such as and Twitter, while the My BMW Remote app can be to lock and unlock the vehicle or the auxiliary heating remotely. information and office services, with travel and leisure using the Google Maps and services, further increase of individual convenience aboard the new BMW Gran Turismo.

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