The 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo (facelift) had its motorshow premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show just last week, and now, BMW has announced that the facelifted model will go on sale in India on 19 October, 2016.
The facelifted BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo features adaptive LED headlights, LED front foglamps, revised outer air intakes, new LED tail lights with L-shape light graphics, redesigned rear apron and larger-diameter exhaust tailpipes.
The interior has been refreshed with high-gloss black surfaces and electroplated and chrome accents. The facelift also brings the latest version of the Navigation system Professional infotainment system to the car. Smartphones can now be charged and connected to the car’s external aerial wireless via an inductive tray. Several new choices have been introduced for the exterior colour, wheel design and interior trim and upholstery.
Four new engines have been introduced, three petrol variants (320i, 330i and 340i) and five diesel variants (318d, 320d, 325d, 330d and 335d xDrive) are available now internationally. In India only the 320d is available, and its 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine has been upgraded to deliver 140 kW (190 PS) and 400 Nm of torque with the facelift. Despite the performance being upped, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (in EU test cycle) have been reduced by 13.8%.