Australia: 2016 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo LCI Breaks Cover This Autumn

The BMW 3-Series is considered one of the most famous and successful from the entire BMW range, with millions of models being sold out for the last 15 years. Now, a special edition is making its way onto the Australian market.

It is all about the 2016 BMW 3-Series GT LCI (Life Cycle Impulsive), coming in two variants, the 320d GT LCI available from $70,400 as well as the top of the line 330i GT LCI, costing $77,900. Both of them come with improved styling and performance features.

The entry-level 320d comes equipped as standard at the exterior with LED headlamps or the 18-inch alloy wheels, while inside, the cabin greets you with sensatec upholstery, rearview camera, head-up display, side-view mirroring, M suspension package, adding the whole range of safety features, including lane-change warning and driving assistant package.

In case you want extra goodies, then you can choose the Innovation package, available at $2,879 and adding adaptive cruise control, parking assistance, navigation system and so on.

Performance wise, the 320d GT packs a 2.0-liter turbo flat-four diesel engine, with 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque, hooked to an eight-speed automatic, which allows a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds. The CO2 emissions stand at 118 g/km, with the version also burning out 4.5L/100 km.

On the other hand, the much expensive 330i GT packs a 2.0-liter engine with 185 kW and 350 Nm of torque, the version reaching 100 km/h in a good 6.6 seconds. It also burns 6.2L/100 km, while the CO2 emissions stand at 141 g/km.

As for the exterior package, this lad here can be had with the 19-inch alloy wheels, Professional navigation system, Dakota leather, panoramic sunroof or electric lombar supper. For an extra $3,500, you can also get the Innovation Package, adding stop/go, parking assistance, active cruise control and do on.


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