2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

Find Another BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
$43,000-$49,200
$40,060-$45,765
21 CITY / 31 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

Overview

The BMW 3-Series has long ruled the roost of European sport sedans. Following the Bavarian carmaker's move into the 4-door Gran Turismo space with its larger 5-Series GT in 2010, the 3-Series Gran Turismo combines the best of the 3-Series DNA with a unique package that puts it in a league all its own.

For
the 3-Series Gran Turismo is offered in one of two all-wheel-drive models: 328i xDrive or 335i xDrive. The 328i is powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L inline 4-cylinder, while the 335i carries a 300-horsepower turbocharged 3.0L inline six. Both engines feature twin-scroll turbos with variable valve control and direct injection, and each is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Auto start-stop is standard, as is Driving Dynamics Control, which includes settings for ECO, SPORT, COMFORT AND SPORT+. The 328i gets an EPA estimated 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

In addition to BMW's excellent xDrive all-wheel-drive system, the GT's precise handling is courtesy of a double-pivot type front suspension with spring struts and an anti-roll bar, while the rear is sprung with a 5-link setup with cast aluminum upper transverse arms. High-performance 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti-lock braking, dynamic brake control and cornering brake control are also standard. Both models ride on 18-inch alloys. The 335i features Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto leveling, while the 328i includes halogen headlights.

The 3-Series GT is very well equipped, with standard comfort and entertainment amenities like rain-sensing windshield wipers, eight-way power front sport seats, a multi-function sport steering wheel with audio, cruise and Bluetooth controls, automatic climate control, power panoramic moonroof and BMW's iDrive system with integrated 6.5-inch touchpad and an automatic tailgate.

The Gran Turismo can be ordered with select packages, including Luxury and M Sport. The Luxury adds unique wheels, anthracite wood or burled walnut inlays, chrome exterior accents and leather upholstery with contrasting stitching. The M Sport comes with an aerodynamic kit, special M Sport wheels, an M Sport steering wheel and Dakota leather upholstery.

Standalone options for the 3-Series Gran Turismo include enhanced-performance M Sport brakes, a 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound audio system, iDrive-integrated navigation, heated front seats, active cruise control and a self-parking feature that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect a suitable parking space, then engages proper throttle and steering inputs to park the car. Popular packages include a Cold Weather Package with heated seats and steering wheel, a Premium Package with exclusive leather choices, lumbar support and satellite radio, and a Technology Package, which adds a suite of BMW apps, navigation, a full-color heads-up display and enhanced USB and Bluetooth integration.

Advertisement

J.D. Power Ratings

J.D. Power data for this year, make and model is not available at this time

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Latest New Car Previews, Buyer's guides, Articles and more from J.D. Power: