there used to be a time where having two-door was the only symbol of a go-fast ride but not anymore. that game has changed years ago: it has continued evolving and the new 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is one example of the result of this evolution. we wouldn’t even call it a four-door; it is more like a five-door tourer, really. but do not, i repeat, do not mistaken it for a station wagon, cos’ it is not. the new 3 Series GT will be offered with five engines: three petrol and two diesel variants but whichever you choose, you can be assured that the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology will have a hand in them. perch on top of the food-chain is the BMW 335i Gran Turismo with 306 hp (225 kW) on the tap, followed by the four-cylinder petrol units in the BMW 328i Gran Turismo and BMW 320i Gran Turismo, while the 2.0-liter diesel variants that powers the BMW 320d Gran Turismo and BMW 318d Gran Turismo wraps up the lineup.
we wouldn’t say the power bestow on the new 3 Series GT is immense but they do strikes a balance between brawl and practical comfort with a stretched overall length – 200 mm longer than that of the 3 Series Touring, along with 110 mm longer wheelbase and stands 81 mm taller. these numbers translate to a more spacious interior with more headroom. other highlights include frameless windows, a coupe-styling with gently downwards-slopping roofline, a large, auto opening and closing tailgate, an active rear spoiler (a first for the German marque), raised seating position, a generous 520 liters of boot capacity complemented by large load aperture and high-opening tailgate, 40:20:20 split fold rear seat bench with foldable head restraints, tilt-adjustable backrests and a two-piece parcel shelf. the 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is offered with three equipment lines (sport line, luxury line or modern line), plus the choice of outfitting it with M Sport package.