Zigwheels Home

2014 BMW 3 Series GT: First Drive

by Vikrant Singh Posted on 24 Jan 201424,984 Views34 Comments

We drive the new BMW 3 GT - a more spacious and practical 3 Series, which will makes its debut at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and will cost around Rs 45 lakh

 

BMW 3GT First Drive Front

 

 

The 5 Series GT never did well in India. It was meant to sit between the regular 5 Series and the 7 Series to plug a gap that no one saw till BMW mentioned it existed. But, the 5 GT courtesy being an import was just too expensive. It wasn't good looking either, so the aspirational bit went out the window as well. No wonder it failed.

 

 

BMW 3GT First Drive Rear

 

 

So, it's a little surprising that BMW has decided to launch yet another GT or Gran Turismo in India. But, this time BMW is playing it right. The new GT will be relatively more affordable, and it is certainly better looking; if nothing else, its design is certainly more pleasing and harmonious than the 5 GT. However, there's one thing it still shares with the 5 GT (besides the GT suffix, of course); it too is here to plug a gap that we did not know existed, till of course BMW mentioned it. It will sit between the 3 Series and the 5 Series and therefore, it is appropriately called the 3 GT.

 

 

BMW 3GT First Drive Front Picture

 

 

The 3 GT will be launched at the Auto Expo and will carry a price tag of Rs 45 lakh for the base 320d version. And it's only the 320d that will be sold in India initially followed by possibly the 328i and the top of the line 335i. Internationally, the 3 GT is also available in the 320i and the 318d guise and with all wheel drive. In India though, the 3 GT will only come in rear wheel drive form.

 


SLIDESHOW

 

 

  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review
  • 2014 BMW 3-series GT International First Drive Review

We drive the new BMW 3 GT - a more spacious and practical 3 Series, which will makes its debut at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and will cost around Rs 45 lakh

More on this Car

Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

BMW 9 Series to debut at 2014 Beijing Auto Show

by Cyrus Dhabhar

BMW will launch a new flagship saloon, the new 9...

BMW confirms production of X7 SUV for 2016

by Punam Chavan

BMW has confirmed the production of X7 SUV, which...

BMW gets ready to launch new 7-seater SUV

by Punam Chavan

BMW to expand capacity in US plant as it readies...


 
 
FEATURED SLIDESHOWS

Datsun Go vs Hyundai Eon Comparison Review New Land Rover Discovery 2014 Renault Fluence front static Datsun launches on-Do 2014 Renault Koleos Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe 2014 Volvo S80 action shot BMW X4 Hyundai Xcent in action

 
TOP VIDEOS

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II: Official Video

Rolls-Royce decided it was time to give a minor facelift to the Ghost and unveiled the Ghost...

Maserati Alfieri concept car: Video

Named athe most prominent of the Maserati brothers and to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Maserati...

 

Read Next Story