2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

November 28th, 2014 | 0 Comments | BMW

The 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door five-passenger hatchback available in two main trim levels: BMW 328i xDrive and BMW 335i xDrive. Different numbers mean their motors. The 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 328i xDrive hatchback comes standard along alloy wheels, 17 inches, automatic headlights, fog lights, automatic wipers, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, panoramic sunroof, the power lift-gate, cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control, Via power front seats, driver memory functions, “Sensatec” vinyl upholstery high quality, tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, rear seat 40/20/40-split-folding and auto-dimming rear view mirror. The Standard Electronic features include Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, the iDrive electronics interface, a 6.5-inch screen and a sound system with nine speakers with CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and interface USB / iPod audio.

The 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 335i xDrive is equipped similarly but has 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights and an alarm system. The three are the options for the 328i. BMW offers three suites of optional equipment, or “lines” (Luxury, Sport and Sport M) to help personalize your 3 GT. Include different wheel designs, the color combinations, types of equipment, seats and steering wheels. Beyond that, the Premium package is your ticket to the leather upholstery, key-less ignition and entry, four-way power lumbar adjustment for front seats and satellite radio. The Technology package includes the voice-controlled HDD navigation, one improved iDrive interface, BMW Apps, BMW Service System emergency telematics and remote display up to head.

The package provides optional driver assistance sensors front and rear parking and a rear view camera. If that’s not enough help, you can also purchase the Driver Assistance Package Plus, it adds blind spot monitoring, a camera system for parking up and down, warning lane change, Forward Collision Warning and Mitigation, a warning system of driver inattention, an information screen speed limit and a system of multi-view parking camera.

The cold weather package has front and the rear heated seats, and a heated steering wheel. Finally, the dynamic package variable ratio steering bundled with adaptive suspension dampers. The stand-alone options include high-performance brakes, adaptive cruise control, automatic parallel parking, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with surround sound and an ignition system and entrance improved key features enabled feet trunk open / close .

2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Interior

Design cabin is all Series Gran Turismo 3, with a sober look, standard wood moldings and quality materials. Company classical analog gauges provide a historical link with BMW of previous decades, while the luxury, sports and M Sport themes offer much leeway to customize the cabin. The high front seats which are mounted on the sedan and wagon give the driver a little better sight-lines to the road.

In terms of technology, the basic screen of 6.5 inches is adequate, but the optional large display offers richer electronic interface. With the larger screen is a tou-chpad on the top of the iDrive controller used for labor inputs write using your finger. In general, iDrive is easy to use, thanks to crisp graphics and fast processing times. But as compared to some rival systems, which typically requires a few spins and clicks to get what you want.

The true specialty of Gran Turismo is in the back half of the interior. Its wheelbase is longer than the hatchback 3 or wagon, and this results in the additional rear seat and luggage space. BMW likes to say that 3 GT offers more legroom behind what is available in the 5 Series sedan rear headroom is less impressive, though, as bumps on the headliner can even have normal sized adults sitting on the side seats rubbing his head against the ceiling.

When it comes to transporting the goods arrive, however, the back door high aperture makes it very easy to load and unload several pieces of cargo, especially when optioned with feet feature enabled ingenious that both opens and closes the hatch if your hands are otherwise occupied manner. 40/20 folding rear seats / 40-split enhance versatility. There 18.4 cubic feet of luggage space available, which is more than its typical small sedan or wagon, although this specification is a little misleading, because you have to remove the two-piece tray to fully utilize the space. The total cargo space is 56.5 cubic feet, which is numerically competitive with the 3 Series Sport Wagon, but the line of the squared-off roof of the cart makes it more practical to transport bulky items or dogs. Most small SUV crossover are better both on paper and in practice.

2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Engine

The 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder rated at 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The 335i has a more powerful engine 3.0 inline six-cylinder rated at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque liters. For both models, one eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as on all wheels and a function of stop-start that shuts off the engine when the car is stopped in order to save fuel. The 328i has an EPA estimated 26 mpg combined (22 city / 33 highway). We averaged 27 miles per gallon in mixed route driving assessment. Fuel Efficiency The 335i xDrive GT drops slightly, to 24 combined mpg (20/30). In performance testing, the 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo went from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. BMW 335i estimated to be about a second faster.

2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Safety

Every 2015 BMW 3 Series GT comes standard with anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. The 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically clean brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging pads to the discs when the driver suddenly lifts off the gas.

2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo M Sport

2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo M Sport

The BMW Assist emergency communication is standard and includes Automatic Crash Notification, while BMW Remote Services theft recovery, remote door lock / unlock vehicles adds. Additional options include parking sensors, rear and top-down camera, blind spot monitoring, a system of lane change warning, driver distraction and warning system frontal collision warning with mitigation. In testing, a 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 328i xDrive stopped from 60 mph in 122 feet, average for cars with all-season tires.

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