BMW has launched the face-lifted 3-series GT in India. As with the pre-face-lifted model, the updated 3GT gets two diesel options and now gets the addition of a new fully loaded petrol variant. Prices start from Rs 43.3 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry level 320d Sport Line and going up to Rs 47.5 lakh for the 330i Luxury Line petrol variant.
The 2016 3 Series GT gets a full LED headlamp setup, that also houses LED corona ring DRLs. The headlamp also gets camera-based adaptive assistance system that automatically redirects the light beam away from oncoming traffic. Also added to the line-up is a Launch Control function and steering mounted paddle shifters as standard. The Luxury Line model furthermore gets the addition of a Sports+ drive mode previously only available on the Sport Line trim.
Interiors are similar to the new 3 Series, though the GT gets more room, especially at the rear. It has a 520-litre boot space that can be increased to 1,600 litres by folding the rear seats, which also have 40:20:40 split arrangement to optimize luggage area.
The unit is a more powerful iteration of the 2.0-litre Twin-Power Turbo unit from the 320i sedan now developing 252hp and 350Nm of torque. The updated 3-series GT is the first model in India to make use of this more powerful 2.0-litre petrol motor. The 190hp 2.0-litre diesel engine from the pre-face-lifted model carries forward to the face-lifted car. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard fitment on all variants. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 6.1 seconds for the petrol 3GT while the diesel covers the same in 7.7 seconds.