2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Very Likeable as a Niche Vehicle
November 18, 2014
A few days ago, a friend of mine was asking what I thought about the long-term 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo I was driving. "Oh, it's very nice. Very practical." I said. He nodded his head as he walked around the car more. "Yeah, but do you like it?" he further asked. Now that question gave me pause.
It's true that our 3 GT doesn't fill me with excitement the way some other BMWs can, so something along the lines of "Yeah, it's awesome!" just didn't immediately come to mind. But I do have a strong appreciation of what BMW has created. So, yes, I told my friend, I do find the car quite likable for what it is.
The 3 Series Gran Turismo is the car to get if, for whatever reason, the traditional choices of a luxury sedan, wagon or crossover just aren't ideal for you. Maybe you just want something that blends all three to provide a roomy backseat, easy cargo loading, all-wheel-drive utility and a slightly elevated driving position. Then the 3 GT knocks it out of the park.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor