2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is one of the most attractive models out there. It is currently being prepared to be officially launched on the market this summer, and for that reason the Bavarian company has added some significant updates, which the new customers would most definitely enjoy.

Besides the benefit of the coupe-like appearance mixed with the spaciousness of a sedan and the boot capacity of a station wagon, the 3 Series Gran Turismo can now show-off with refinements on its exterior, three additional petrol and five diesel engines (by the way they offer more hp) as well as interior infused with high quality materials, new user interface for the Navigation system Professional and even improved smartphone connectivity feature.

18 Engines Out There

2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo engine

Yes, there is a total of 18 engine, transmission and drive configurations to choose for the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The offer significant output gains but lower fuel consumption. As mentioned there are three new petrol units developing from 184 hp (135 kW) to 326 hp (240 kW), while the five new diesel variants produce 150 hp (110 kW) and 313 hp (230 kW). All come with the classical rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, with six-speed manual or eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

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The efficiency gains have been raised and the CO2 fumes are lowered considerably, says BMW. The numbers show improvements from 4.5 per cent in the BMW 318d Gran Turismo to 13,8 per cent for the BMW 320d Gran Turismo.

Exterior & Interior Updates

2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo front view

The first noticeable change is that the 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is around 200 millimetres longer than the other members of the BMW 3 Series family. It also seems that the front and the rear have been made more dynamic and sportier. The front for instance gets new standard-fitted LED headlights and foglamps, as the rear features updated LEDs too.

The interior offers sophistication with its abundantly treated cabin, including additional chrome around the interior controls, new decorative wood elements, and more colours and leather trim variants. Inside is also more spacious, because of a wheelbase lengthened by 110 millimetres (now 2,920 millimetres). At the back, the boot offers 520 to 1,600 litres of load space.

The latest BMW Navigation system Professional will be offered as an option here. It benefits from more intuitive menu and it is easier for operation. Added convenience is now delivered for the smartphones, which can now also be charged and connected to the car's external aerial wirelessly via an inductive tray.

Three Equipment Lines

If we have already convinced you to buy the new 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, then you should also know that there is another choice to make. And it is the trim level. You can choose between Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport variants. Of course the latter comes in Estoril Blue shade, exclusively (the car featured in the gallery below).

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Source: BMW