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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

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MULGRAVE, AUSTRALIA – July 22, 2013: BMW Group Australia has announced September 1st 2013 as the on-sale date for its newest variant, the 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Highlights of the 3 Series Gran Turismo line-up include an innovative and stylish design, the expected engaging driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series, elevated seating position, voluminous occupant space and a capacious luggage compartment.

The managing director of BMW Group Australia, Phil Horton, expects the new model to appeal to a wide audience.

“The 3 Series Gran Turismo will appeal to people who may be thinking about buying a touring sedan, a wagon, or an SUV. It will appeal to people who love stylish and prestigious design,” Horton said.

“But most of all, the 3 Series Gran Turismo has BMW’s legendary driving dynamics, so it will appeal to people who love to drive.”

The new addition to the 3 Series range will be powered by three of the German marque’s most popular engines – the 320i (135 kW/270Nm), the 320d (135kW/380Nm) and the range-topping 328i (180kW/350Nm). All engines boast increased economy and low emissions. A standard eight-speed automatic transmission is mated to each engine.

Dynamically, the 3 Series Gran Turismo is a winner. Every model is fitted with a flat undercarriage and an active rear spoiler which is raised at 110 km per hour, and lowered when the speed drops below 70 km per hour. These components contribute to reduced lift and a lower co-efficient of drag (0.29Cd)

Enhanced specifications are available on the 3 Series Gran Turismo, with a long list of standard features including active and passive safety features, passenger comfort and convenience features and navigation systems. The 3 Series Gran Turismo also receives, as a standard specification, the choice of one of three 3 Series ‘Lines’ packages which boast individual interior and exterior features. The Lines available include Modern, Luxury or Sport.

Additional individual options such as M adaptive suspension, variable sports steering and sport seats are available to enhance the dynamics of the 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Pricing on the 3 Series Gran Turismo starts from $69,500 and the vehicle will be available in more than 40 BMW dealerships across Australia from September 1.