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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

Five trim levels will be available - SE, Sport, Modern, Luxury and M Sport.

Standard BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo equipment

On the entry-level SE model you will get 18-inch alloys, two-zone aircon, Bluetooth, USB compatibility, a 6.5-inch control display and iDrive controller, Drive Performance Control with Eco Pro mode, two-part parcel shelf, automatic tailgate, active rear spoiler and rear parking sensors.

Opt for the Sport Line trim and as the name suggests you will get a sportier looking 3 Series GT. The Sport Line adds nine moulded black kidney grille slats in a chrome colour, while black air intakes and black Air Breathers certainly draw the eye to the styling.

The standard-fitted sports seats can be specified with a choice of three upholstery variants in four different colours.

The Luxury trim adds extra exterior and interior detailing while Modern trim gets cloth/leather or optional leather upholstery and a choice of four trim surfaces with accent strips in pearl-effect chrome.

The M Sport trim adds a new aerodynamic package, including revised front end with a large air intake, rear bumper with diffuser and side skirts while 18-inch M Star-spoke light-alloy wheels are standard.

Inside there’s an M leather steering wheel and it this version also includes sports suspension and optional sport brakes with callipers in contrasting blue paint finish.

Full-colour head-up display

One of the highlights of the range is the latest- generation full-colour head-up display. It projects key information onto the windscreen in sharp resolution including current speed and directions from the sat-nav. Speed limits and overtaking restrictions are also flashed up – very useful if you are travelling in an area that is new to you.

The free BMW Connected application provides access to services such as social networks, web radio and iPhone calendar functions information and office services, and travel and leisure planners using the Google Maps and Panoramio services and can be utilized through the iDrive controller.

Lane change and departure warning systems

The 3 Series GT has also got lane change and lane departure warning systems including Collision Warning with a braking function.

These systems employ radar sensors and camera monitoring to alert drivers to potential collision risks when changing lanes or if they veer out of the lane unintentionally, and also issue a warning when driving too close to the vehicle ahead.

Bi-xenon headlights with Adaptive headlights

Choose the optional bi-xenon headlights and you can also add adaptive headlights featuring cornering lights, variable headlight distribution and adaptive headlight range control for city and motorway driving.

This equipment package also includes the anti-dazzle high-beam assistant, allowing the high beam to be left switched on even when there is oncoming traffic.

As ever, there’s a wide range of optional BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo accessories to pick from to further customise your new car.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
Luxury optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Modern equipment

Modern standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
Modern optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
SE optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

Safety

5 out of 5 5.0

BMW 3 Series GT safety levels are first class. Six airbags come as standard, including twin front and side airbags and full-length head airbags in the front pillar.

Dynamic Stability Control, which includes traction control, is also standard. When crash-tested by Euro NCAP we expect the BMW 3 Series GT to achieve five stars.

Interior & boot space

5 out of 5 5.0

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo practicality levels are fantastic. The luggage capacity with the seats in place is 520 litres. That means it’s 25 litres larger than the boot of a 3 Series Touring.

The GT also has a large load aperture and high-opening tailgate making loading and unloading awkward items like prams or sports gear easier.

You can keep luggage or shopping from rolling around the boot by using the lashing points or the multifunction hooks, however, luggage nets are a cost option, which is a shame as they are incredibly useful.

The under-floor storage compartment is especially useful if you need to stow muddy boots and it will also keep the main boot floor clean. There are plenty of cubbies, while the door pockets are of a good size and depth.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (11-19) 575 litres
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 520 litres
Audi A5 Sportback (09-16) 480 litres
Citroën DS5 (12-15) 325 litres

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