This Video Is New engines for one of the funkiest BMW
BMWs Gran Turismo models haven’t exactly been embraced by the faithful, and we know that the brand’s U.S. brass has not been especially keen on adding the hunchbacked hatches to its portfolio. But the Americans had little choice. Now BMW is updating the GT version of the 3-series, and the changes are fairly significant. They do not, however, alter the proportions of the tallish, long-wheelbase hatchback with its higher center of gravity and styling that unfortunately evokes the Honda Accord Crosstour. Or, as BMW puts it, its “sportiness combined with the elegance of a coupe.”
More important, the Gran Turismo sees two new engines: a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder (code name B46) and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six (B58), both part of BMW’s new modular engine architecture. To denote this change, the model designations will deviate even further from actual engine size than before. The four-cylinder 328i Gran Turismo becomes the 330i, while the six-cylinder 335i Gran Turismo will henceforth be known as the 340i. Both engines get a little more power, which should help move the portly hatchback: the four-cylinder makes 248 horsepower (up from 240), while the new six is good for 320 horsepower (versus 300). An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.