2017 BMW 3-Series and GT trim, a tons of engine options

The Seria 3 lasts so many years and with great success, it is not strange that always draws so much attention, especially when new model going out. The 2017 BMW 3-Series GT is expected to come with visible improvements to offer a sophisticated ride and it comes with an all-new cabin wich has an athletic driving character. The new model 3-Series is expected to get a number of modifications, which are intended to keep its rising list of competitors at bay, and even without its rivals, it will still be capable of leading the rest of the group. The new sedan stands out as one among the favorites in its class and it is suitable for those buying a compact opulence sports sedan.

Some of the highlights include a fashionable interior with instinctive controls, outstanding ride and handling equilibrium, roomy seating, and less fuel-swallowing and commanding engines. Moreover, the model gets delicate inside trim improvements, and outside styling updates, redesigned steering and retuned suspension systems. The new model sedan will be released in either a wagon or a sedan body style with four trim levels that include 320i, 328d, 328i, and 340i. For the model year 2017, the 335i model will get a new name as 340i.

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2017 BMW 3-Series Redesign


Each model of the all-new BMW 3-Series 2017 has individual external features. Accordingly, the base model, 320i, has automatic wipers, LED automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights and fog lights. The model will sprint on a set of attractively designed alloy wheels with the diameter of 17 inches.
On the other hand, the 328i model has standard external features, such as power-folding automatic-dimming side mirrors, and LED mist lights, whereas the 340i model comes with a sunroof, LED headlights, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels and matte chrome external trim.
This time, the new model 3-Series will have several packages. Through the Sport Package, the 320i model gets a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, whereas the Premium Package comes with auto-dimming mirrors and a sunroof. The Cold Weather Package will consist of headlight washers, and the M Sport Package includes a sport-tuned suspension and an aerodynamic body kit.

2017 BMW 3-Series GT side

The BMW 3 2017 vehicle comes with eight gorgeous body colors that include:
 Sapphire Metallic Glacier.
 Alpine White Black.
 Silver Metallic.
 Jatoba Brown Metallic.
 Imperial Blue Metallic.
 Jet Black.
 Melbourne Red Metallic.
 Mediterranean Blue Metallic.

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The new BMW 3 has the body length of 182.8 inches and a width of 71.3 inches with the wheelbase length and the curb weight of 110.6 inches and 3686 pounds (approx 1675 kg) respectively.

2017 BMW 3-Series GT Interior

Like the exterior, the each model of the new BMW 3-Series GT 2017 has standard individual internal features. As a result, the 320i model includes:
 BMW Assist emergency telematics.
 6.5” touch-screen display.
 Automatic dual-zone climate control.
 Bluetooth acoustic and Smartphone connectivity.
 Leatherette upholstery.
 Six-way manually adaptable front seats.
 CD player.
 Auxiliary acoustic jack.
 Remote keyless start.

2017 BMW 3-Series Interior

The standard features available with the 328i model include all the interior features of the base model, plus split-folding back seatbacks and driver memory utilities, whereas the 340i model has include equipment like keyless start and entry and Harman Kardon acoustic system (as standard).
Similar to the exterior, there are several packages that come with a variety of interior features. Accordingly, the Sport package provides the 320i model with an anthracite headliner and manually-modifiable sport seats, whereas the Premium package includes keyless entry and start, and a four-way power driver lumbar.

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On the other hand, the Premium Package provides the models with leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition and a satellite radio, whereas the Cold Weather Package comes with front and back heated seats, and a heated guiding wheel. The 2017 BMW 3-Series GT M Sport Package appends further individualization and a range of trim parts and upholstery, and exceptional trim components.
This time, the new model 3-Series comes with the passenger volume of 94 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 17 cubic feet.

2017 BMW 3-Series GT Interior

2017 BMW 3-Series GT Interior

Engines Specification, 0-60

This time, the all-new BMW 3-Series 2017 experiences a number of changes in its engine section. Beneath the hood, the 320i model of the new vehicle comes equipped with a four-cylinder power unit with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This powertrain produces the maximum power of 180 HP and torque of 200 lbs per foot. The model has rear-wheel-drive system as standard and it offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 24, 36 and 28 mpg respectively.
The 328i model comes equipped with a stronger powertrain than the 320i model to get 240 HP and 255 lbs per foot of torque. The engine accelerates the model to a speed of 60 mph from the start in 5.4 seconds, with the top speed of 155 mph. The new vehicle offers the combined mileage of 27 mpg.

2017 BMW 3-Series GT rear

The 328d model will be powered by a turbocharged diesel unit with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This power unit produces the maximum power and twist of 180 HP and 280 lbs per foot respectively. This model will be offered with the rear-wheel drive system as standard and it offers the combined mileage of 26 mpg with the automatic transmission system.
The 2017 BMW 3-Series GT M 340i model get’s power and torque from a six-cylinder power plant with the displacement of 3.0 liters. The power and torque offered by this power unit would be 326 HP at 6500 RPM and 332 lbs per foot at 1380 RPM respectively.

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This engine makes the model to attain the speed of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 4.8 seconds when equipped with the rear-wheel drive system and 4.6 seconds with the xDrive system. These figures are 0.3 seconds and 0.2 seconds faster than the drive systems of the 2015 model 335i. This power unit will be mated to an automatic or with a manual transmission system. With the automatic transmission the model offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 22, 33 and 26 mpg respectively, whereas, with the manual transmission, the model offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 20, 30 and 24 mpg respectively.

2017 BMW 3-Series side

All power units can be had with the rear-wheel drive system or with the all-wheel drive system, and all petrol-operated powertrains offer the option of a retuned eight-velocity automatic transmission system or the slick six-velocity manual transmission system, which now consists of a rev-matching utility. However, only the 340i model will be capable of combining the xDrive system with the stick.

Price and the release date

The release date of the 2017 BMW 3-Series is expected to be the first quarter of 2017 with the initial cost that ranges from $30,000 to $ 60,000 for BMW 3 GT, according to the model and the optional features.

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