2018 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: The 2018 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo is essentially unchanged with only minor shuffling of options and standard equipment. Gran Turismo is a 4-door hatchback version of BMW’s 3-Series premium compact sedan. The base 330i is powered by a 248-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The topline 440i has a 320-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter six. Both models have standard all-wheel drive. An 8-speed automatic with engine start/stop is the only transmission. Available safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, and surround-view camera. 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 Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 330i: $46,045
340i: $51,895

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
320
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

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2018 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo Review