2015 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo

Pros: Larger, taller body design makes for a roomier cabin than other 3-Series models; unique hatchback configuration delivers more passenger and cargo flexibility than a traditional sedan

Cons: Not as outright agile as other 3-series cars; fastback body shape compromises cargo-carrying capability somewhat

CG Says: After its introduction as a new model for 2014, the 3-Series Gran Turismo sees minor trim changes and a few small alterations in option-package features for 2015. The available hands-free trunk opening feature now includes a hands-free trunk closing function. The 3-Series Gran Turismo is an unusual 4-door hatchback body style that takes its inspiration from the larger 5-Series Gran Turismo. The unorthodox design is noticeably larger and taller than a “regular” 3-Series, which benefits passenger room and cargo versatility but compromises the legendary 3-Series handling capabilities. Some buyers may appreciate the Gran Turismo’s SUV-esque design, but we prefer the traditional station wagon body style.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacturer Germany
Base Prices 328i: $42,700
335i: $48,050

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic transmission
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33

Optional Engine
3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30

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2015 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo