Some additional flare on the side panel, and the luxury line badging above.
ORVM with turn indicators
Pull type door handles miss out on a request sensor. Shocking!
Chrome strip around the windows enhances the Gran Turismo styling
How the rear of the GT looks from the side
Pop-out ‘Active Rear Spoiler’, active during high speed
Panoramic sun-roof will be loved by all
Rear tyres need higher air pressure, as advised by the dealer
LED Tail lamps and the GT badge.
Diesel only, no petrol option available
Frameless doors add a lot to the overall appeal of the car
Frameless doors add a lot to the overall appeal of the car
When you open the door, the window rolls down this much, and when you close the door, it slides up
How the frameless door welcomes you
The 3 GT, in all its glory
Reverse parking camera is placed below the BMW logo
Available only in one variant, the BMW 320d GT is powered by a 2.0L TwinPower turbo diesel engine producing 184 BHP @ 4,000 RPM and 380 Nm @ 1,750-2,750 RPM mated to a 8-speed steptronic automatic gearbox
The engine is placed well behind to survive a frontal impact
Cladding under the bonnet
Dual gas struts to pop open the bonnet
The 3 GT lights in the night
Headlamps, night view
Tail lamps, night view
Each door handle illuminates once you unlock the car. Without the door open, these units also serve as puddle lamps.
Back to back
But at this price, what you buy? Exclusivity? Or luxury from a segment above with a few extra bucks? The 3 GT with the BMW 5 series seen here.
Dashboard is identical to the regular 3 series
Another view of the cabin
How the BMW 3 series GT looks at night
Dashboard, night view
Steering wheel is perfect in size. Touch and feel is average, and does not get paddle shifts.
Steering mounted controls are easy to reach / use
Amber coloured instrument cluster
The instrument cluster provides you a host of information, apart from the screen on top of the dashboard
Seats are supportive and are medium compounds suitable for long journeys. No adjustable lumbar support or side bolstering.
Neck restraints provide support to the top of your head, and not exactly on the neck portion
Electric seat adjustment for the front passengers. Driver side with memory functionality.
Driver side front door pad. Windows without the door frame look classy.
The frameless door, close-up
Ambient lighting below the silver accent on the doors
Driver side door controls
Centre console is identical to the regular 3 Series
Head unit, AC controls and the infotainment screen
Infotainment screen shows you a host of vehicle information. Majority of the time, the car managed to return 10+ kmpl
The start-stop button. Eco Pro mode auto start-stop button on top, can be turned off.
Smart key, but the car doesn’t have true keyless entry
Gear lever fits in your hands perfectly. Press the unlock button on the side to shift gears.
Controls to the RHS of the gear lever
One can select from three driving modes: Eco Pro, comfort and sport
The iDrive controller with direct menu buttons
LHS control stalk for turn indicators and high beam flash. RHS control stalk for wiper controls.
Big dead pedal to rest you left foot. Organ type accelerator is always welcome.
Headlamp controls to the RHS of the steering wheel
Short handbrake is spot on in positioning
Storage cubicle below the sliding driver armrest. USB, Aux-in and iPhone adapter placed here.
Closed storage cubicle below the headlamp control
Glovebox with felt lining is size small
A couple of more storage spots below the centre console
AC vents help the direct the air flow at the desired spot
Tweeters on the ORVM mount cap
Sun-roof sliding shade can be stopped where you want it to
Panoramic sun-roof is a good addition
Sun-roof controls and the electrochromic rear view mirror
Manual steering rake and reach adjusement
Silver finished door opening lever
Speaker behind the front infotainment screen. A total of 9 speakers
Retractable assist grip for all passengers. Also seen here is the mic for bluetooth telephony
Sun visor with illuminated vanity mirror
The two white lights serve as ambient lights at night
Seat belt height adjustment is not available. Another shocking omission.
B pillar gets airbags, and the airbag tag is illuminated at night. Looks fantastic.
Airbag of the A pillar
Door lock lever in gloss black.
Pull the black lever twice to pop the bonnet open. Boot release button on top, and a spot for the OBD.
ORVMs could have been slightly wider
Inside rear view mirror covers all of the small rear windscreen area
Rearward visibility is on the poorer side
RFID tag on the windscreen
Puddle lamp, close-up
‘BMW Luxury’ scuff plates
Rear window does not roll down completely
Rear door pad
Rear door extension to match the front door
The rear seat
The cabin is bright and airy, also, thanks to the huge greenhouse
The rear cabin when illuminated
Available leg room behind a relaxed driving position of a 5’8” driver
Seat belts pull out from the side bolstering
Huge transmission hump is a negative for the 5th occupant
Rear AC vents and a charging point
Rear neck restraints provide better support compared to the ones at the front.
Also, the neck restraints can fold down to provide better rearward visibility
Look how the GT design language helps scoop out extra headroom
Rear seat centre armrest with two cup holders and a storage cubicle
Rear centre armrest section can be dropped down to access the boot
Rear seats fold down in a 40:20:40 ratio
The lever to fold the rear seats, next to the rear quarter glass
Rear parcel tray can hold some goodies, but completely take away the inside rear view mirror visibility
Generous boot space, but the spare wheel eats some of it up
Spare wheel is not an 18″ multi-spoke alloy
Spare wheel is neatly tied in place
Small netted section in the boot
Another storage spot in the boot
Another charging point in the boot, can be used for that mini cooler
LED illumination in the boot
How the parcel tray looks when the boot is open. Be sure to keep an eye on your belongings during security checks.
A part of the parcel tray moves up with the boot open
Don’t pull the boot down, just press this
On a rainy day, opening the boot will lead to this