Threesome

Threesome

Munchen, 7. February 2013 – that bmw brings the 3er gran turismo to the market, testifies to a certain courage. At the outstanding success of the 5er gt, it is certainly not, worldwide, only nearly six percent of the 5er buyers for this variant decided last year. Bmw is therefore apparently expecting strongly growing trucks on which other criteria are paying. Especially in asia you can estimate more space on the jerks, as the long version of the threesome offered there is showing and combinations are only playing a supporting role there. So you could imagine that the 3er gt on these markets with a reasonable elegant association of the benefits of sedan and station wagon.

Some hubby elegant association

First, the third body of the current threesome has gone on the glue. 20 cm long, 11 cm more wheelbase, 8.1 cm high – so the 3er gt actually rises a class high. On the other hand: the new mazda 6 is 4 cm long with 4.86 meters than the newest threesome. Alone at the outside, the vehicle class can no longer make up a long time, the bmw 5er is not much gross anymore.

From the long wheelbase, the fund passengers benefit primarily, they have 7 cm more space for the legs. All are 5.9 cm placed high, and yet the headroom has become gross, as bmw promises. That just old people were allowed. The leaning of the back seats can be adjusted in the inclination and folding down in the ratio 40:20:40. The 520 liter coarse trunk grows up to 1600 liters. With a led lighting in the loading compartment, the gt has serious opportunities to get up to the first known car with a usable trunk lighting.

Only with spoiler

Good tradition has a balanced weight distribution at bmw. This has worked on the 3er gt with the same art handles as have been around bmws for generations: the heavy battery was covered in the trunk and the engine is close to the front wall. This is intended to contribute that this threesome is so handy, as it corresponds to the claim of the brand. With a curb weight of at least 1540 kilograms (according to din), he is at least not as heavy as optics and coarse suspected at first glance. Even more dynamics can be revered with the m package, which is offered from july. The surcharge is not yet fixed, but will move in a similar area like sedan and touring, ie 4000 euros. Then a harder chassis, sports seats and rough rims are there. From the factory gets the 3er gt 17-inch alloy wheels and, as the first bmw overhead, an extendable rear spoiler. Without the driver’s access, he drives 110 km / h, at 70 again. The driver can also state him about a key.

Three gasoline, two diesel

The offered engines are all known from the threesome. Initially, three gasoline and two self-cords are available, the 320i makes 184 hp, the 328i 245. For the time being the only six-cylinder is the 335i with 306 hp. Theoretically goods a 316i conceivable, but it probably does not occur at least in the medium term to not bother the highest right of the 3er gt. Maybe there are later in the gt the 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 170 hp, which bmw offers in the three-sedan instead of a 318i as a "particularly economical" version of the 320i – marketing at its best, because the price is the same.

At the start of sales, two diesel known from the procedure are offered. The 318d makes 143 hp and offers 320 nm maximum torque. The 320d provides 184 hp and 380 nm. Still in july a 325d should follow, which is recently a four-cylinder. He makes 218 hp and offers more torque than the most powerful gasoline with 450 nm. Not officially confirmed is the six-cylinder diesel from the 330d, which will probably move in the gt in autumn. At the latest at this time, there will also be the four-wheel drive xdrive for the three gasoline and the 320d.

No snap

Prices start at 36.150 euros. For this there is a 318d gt that brings up to the 17-inch rims "star spoke 394" no longer standard equipment as limousine or touring. Equipment adjusted is the gt only a few 100 euros over the touring. The basic equipment brings everything essential, with the long surcharge list suggesting that hardly a gt below 40.000 euro changes the owner. But most of them were allowed to be leased anyway, this is probably only a subordinate role in this country in this country. Also very different from the asian market, where the 3er gt is likely to be offered with a significantly better basic equipment.

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