2016 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: For 2016, the 4-door hatchback version of BMW’s 3-Series line gets additional standard features and a minor shuffling of option-package content. Satellite radio, an alarm system, and 18-inch wheels are now standard on all 3-Series Gran Turismos, and 335i models get standard keyless entry and starting, power front lumber supports, and an upgraded audio system. The available automatic parking system now includes perpendicular-park functionality in addition to parallel parking capability. The Gran Turismo’s 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: $43,000
335i: $49,200

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)
34

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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2016 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo