From an idea to innovation, a concept to perception or from preciseness to perfection, the inevitably meritorious German automaker BMW restricts its glory to nothing. The automaker inks another glorious name its long list of successors dubbed as the BMW 3 Series. BMW 3 series was first introduced by the German manufacturer in the year 1975 into the auto world with an expectation to earn good business with a special segment of buyers craving a courtly and unquestionably functional car nourished under the expertise of BMW. The Series is a compact executive car, that has been produced in 6 different generations and 5 different body styles. With this, the series stands high and tall as the BMW's best-selling model accounting for around 30% of company's total car sales. The series is available with its Sedan and Gran Turismo body styles for the Indonesian markets. The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is crafted with utter perfection to reveal the real grace of mobility with a purely beguiling exterior design that resonates with the particularly elongated, sleek and wide look of the car. The ravashing BMW successor is made available in 6 variants namely – BMW 316d ES Touring, 316i ES Touring, 318d M Sport Gran Turismo, 318d Luxury Gran Turismo, ActiveHybrid 3 Luxury, ActiveHybrid MSport. Among these variants, the most powerful diesel power-mill equipped in the 318d M Sport and Luxury variant is the 4-cylinder 2.0-Litre BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, which churns out a maximum power of 143 hp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 320 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. With this, the interiors of the Gran Turismo flaunts an alluring aesthetic finish and ultra-perceptible sense of comfort which is safe too. Safety employed in the car is purely dependable owing to the features like the ABS (Anti Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), DSC (Dynamic stability control), DSC (Dynamic traction control), ASR (Active Roll Stabilization), crash safety, active blind spot assist system and lane departure warning system with Collision Mitigation.
The unchallenged engineering injected in this BMW successor is evident in the form of its efficient engine range. The most efficient diesel variant of the car is the BMW 316d ES Touring variant that displays a fuel efficiency of 4.7 litres/100km. While, the hybrid variant of the car displays 5.9 litres/100 km for the 3.0-Litre engine unit in combination with the electric unit.
The enchanting car is enthralling too owing to the perfectly-engineered engine range of the car. A furious variant of the car is the BMW ActiveHybrid M Sport variant. This variant is poured in life by a hybrid blend power unit consisting of a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine and an electrical unit together churning a peak power output measuring 306 hp between 5800 and 6400 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque between 1200 and 5000 rpm.
The engine of the sleek Turismo is mated to a silky smooth 8-speed automatic transmission that ensures slippery smooth gear transition operation and with the 4-cylinder diesel engine in the 318d variant, the car can establish 100km/h of speed from naught in 8.4 seconds with an equally impressive top speed.
Elegance meets impressiveness. From graciously flowing lines to melting contours the courtly car boasts the real form of aesthetics. The Gran Turismo gulps down a good knowledge of aerodynamics in the form of sharp lines and sleek proportions. The awe-inspiring front look of the car is ornamented by the possessions, like, the signature kidney-shaped radiator grille, the dazzling grille-extended Adaptive LED headlights, functional wide air inlets and the imposing BMW logo. The spectacular 17-inch alloy wheels with the BMW logo revolving at the center adds to the courtly look of the car. The rear look of the car reveals its sporty instinct with the features like the new stylish rear lamp assembly, shark fin antenna, rear spoiler and tweaked rear bumper.
The dynamic capabilities of the Gran Turismo are correctly emphasised by its well calculated exterior dimensions. The gracious Gran Turismo is precisely crafted upon the dimensions reading – 4824 mm x 1828 mm x 1508 mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2824 mm, which further indicates the elongated sleek and wide look of the sedan while making it absolutely comfortable for the travelers.
Comfort now comes wrapped in the warm blanket of luxury with the impeccably crafted interiors of the Gran Turismo. From intuitiveness to ergonomics the cockpit of the Gran Turismo has all the possible comfort for the driver with the attributes, like, the leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, soul intuitive control panel and infotainment system, asymmetrically designed centre console inclined towards the driver's side and BMW Navigation system Professional compatible with 8.8-inch high-end display. The cabin is appointed with a special artistic sense owing to the well-polished wooden trim that flows from inlays to centre console.
The BMW Gran Turismo surely serves as a peaceful and calm escape from this hectic globe. The essense of comfort poured in the cabin is a product of the large leather attired and well-cushioned seats, automatic air conditioning system, sun-roof and the Harmon Kardon excellent quality audio system with display screens for entertainment. The interiors of the car are crafted with a great artistic sense as well. This makes the interiors a lot more desirable place to live in.
The space concept of this BMW successor is also grand. Owing to the long wheelbase of the car, the car features an ample amount of headroom, shoulder room and leg room. Along with this comfort comes a big boot space which counts to 520 litres to pack the luggage bags for a weekend vacation with absolute ease.
This enchanting functional piece of art feels the power of propulsion owing to its well-refined engine range. The most powerful engine that injects life in the BMW ActiveHybrid M Sport variant is the hybrid power unit consisting of 3.0-litre 6-cylinder BMW Twin-Power Turbo engine and an electric unit. This power-unit pumps-up a combined maximum power of 306 hp between 5800 and 6400 rpm coupled to a maximum torque showing 400 Nm from 1200 to 5000 rpm.
Complementing your comfort is the long stereo and accessories list of the car. This list comprises of features, like, the Harmon Kardon audio system, which guarantees you a studio like crystal-clear sound experience and USB inputs. The cockpit of the car also flaunts a 8.8-inch high-end display which is compatible with Navigation system Profession and BMW ConnectedDrive with Bluetooth connection interface.
Coming over to the shoes of the car wearing which it explores the roads, it is equipped with the spectacular 17-inch light alloy wheel designs. These wheels promises you a highly dependable operation with a desired road-hugging experience added by the tires, whose dimensions read – 225/55 R17 97V for the 17-inch are counted for the wheels.
Each unit of dynamism which the extravagant Gran Turismo displays is kept well in controls with the installed stability and braking controls. The car uses a particularly stiff and light weight chessis construction and 50:50 load distribution system that contributes towards stability. With this the desirable retardation featured by the car is a result of its efficient braking system consisting of disc brakes on all four wheels, which are made to work more conveniently with the assists like the Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and the Electronic Brake-force Distribution. The car lets you switch to the Sports mode for more athletic and prompt handling and performance.
Being a BMW car, the engineers consider the safety of its occupants as the prior most concern, contributing to it there is a long array of expert safety features installed in the car. This array includes the braking safety features like ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), active safety features including the automatic seal belt tightening, sun-roof closing in case of high speeds and understeer and oversteer detection, adaptive headlights, BMW Head-Up display, lane departure and lane change warning and intelligent emergency call function.