The All-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Launched in India

The All-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Launched in India
A New Vehicle Concept in its Class that combines Coupé Elegance with
Spaciousness 
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo was launched in India today at the Auto
Expo 2014. 
Locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
will be available at BMW dealerships across the country from March 2014. 
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “A revolutionary
concept, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, combines the sporty yet elegant
character of a coupé with high functionality and impressively versatile
interior. With countless innovations and thoughtful details, the all-new BMW 3
Series Gran Turismo presents a new stylistic assurance around the use of space,
boasts a distinctive presence on the road and offers similarly pronounced
driving pleasure.” 
An unrivalled symbiosis of form and space in the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran
Turismo creates a unique look and makes a powerful impression. It unites the
best of both worlds: an embodiment of pure dynamism and a sense of spaciousness. 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will be available in a diesel variant (the
BMW 320d Gran Turismo) at an all India ex-showroom price of INR 42,75,000. 
Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be
made ex-showroom. Ex-showroom prices (inclusive of VAT@12.5%) but excludes Road
Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, Insurance and Octroi (if applicable).VAT over and
above 12.5%, if applicable, will be charged extra. Prices and options are
subject to change without prior notice. 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will be available in Alpine White as
non-metallic paintwork and in the following four metallic paintworks: Black
Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Imperial Blue Brilliant and Sparkling Brown.
 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 
The inimitably stylish appearance of the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is
accentuated by a powerfully formed front end, a stunningly stretched silhouette
with coupé-style roofline, frameless side windows and a flowing rear end with
large load aperture. 
An active rear spoiler – the first of its type on a BMW – provides visual
lightness and reduces lift at touring speeds. It is automatically deployed at
110 km/h and retracted at speeds below 70 km/h. When deployed at high speeds,
the spoiler increases downforce on the rear axle and ensures perfect directional
stability when driving fast. 
Another very distinctive new BMW introduction are the so-called Air Breathers
integrated elegantly into the vehicle's flanks, which reduce turbulence in this
area and reduce the car's aerodynamic drag. 
Everything in the interior is generously proportioned and ensures first-class
comfort. The fine-wood interior trim with Pearl Chrome accent lines and
countless chrome inlays, create an exclusive atmosphere that blends seamlessly
into the exquisite overall design. 
‘Space is an essential part of true luxury' – One of the outstanding
features of the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is its impressive
spaciousness, which together with the high seating position, makes it perfect
for long trips. The Panorama glass roof proves that even the most generous
interior can be made to appear even more spacious. 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo also provides a generous 520-litre luggage
compartment which can easily be expanded to up to 1,600 litres thanks to a
40/20/40-split rear backrest with fold-down headrests. With the electrically
operated tailgate as a standard feature, the large, wide rear door opens and
closes at the touch of a button. 
The 2.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine combines advanced
CommonRail direct injection with innovative turbocharger technology to develop
an output of 135 kW/184 hp and an impressive torque of 380 Nm. The sprint from 0
to 100 km/hr takes 7.9 seconds and top speed is 226 km/h. 
The eight-speed automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible
gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly
with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo with state-of-the-art safety features
provides maximum support in any situation with six air bags, Dynamic Stability
Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control,
Electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor, Side impact protection and
impact absorbing front and rear bumpers. 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo also features the BMW Driving Experience
Control switch, which enables the driver to choose between different driving
modes to suit the driving conditions. (Comfort, ECO PRO and Sport). 
With BMW EfficientDynamics, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is equipped
with the most comprehensive technology packages to reduce fuel consumption and
increase driving dynamics – such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction,
Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power
Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies. 
The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has a plethora of BMW ConnectedDrive
driver assist systems and services. These include BMW iDrive (the on-board
Driver Information System), 16.5 cm colour Central Information Display,
Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB devices, HiFi loudspeaker system and BMW
Live. Park Distance Control (PDC) rear and front along with rear view camera
come as standard features in the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.  
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Media Contact Details 
Abhay Dange ,  Director, Press and Corporate Affairs ,  BMW Group India , 
+919910481013 ,  +91(124)4566600 ,  Abhay.dange@bmw.in 
Priyanka Juyal ,  Press and Corporate Affairs ,  BMW Group India , 
+919971553331 ,  +91(124)4566608 ,  Priyanka.Juyal@bmw.in 
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