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Shoppers who want a luxury vehicle with more cargo capacity and easier loading than a sedan, but who are turned off by SUVs and station wagons, might want to take a look at the 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. Technically a hatchback, it has the standard all-wheel drive, high seating position and generous cargo space of a small crossover. BMW positions the Gran Turismo as an extension of the iconic 3 Series of sport sedans and coupes, and although the GT might not quite reach that level of handling, its distinctive, aggressive styling does fit well into the lineup.
Updated for 2017, the 3 Series GT now features matte-chrome exterior trim, a redesigned rear bumper, improved interior trim quality, two all-new turbocharged engine choices and LED headlights, taillights and foglights. There have also been some changes to the options list, such as enhanced connectivity, updated wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The base 330i xDrive GT is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Moving up to the 340i xDrive GT nets a turbocharged six-cylinder powerplant that develops 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Both engines drive all four wheels through a standard eight-speed automatic sport transmission.
Fuel economy for the 330i GT with its four-cylinder engine is rated by the EPA at 26 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway). The six-cylinder 340i GT achieved a rating of 24 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway).
With a longer wheelbase than a 3 Series sedan, the GT provides increased stability on the road while still offering an engaging driving experience, thanks to lightweight components and advanced suspension geometry. Even more controlled handling can be dialed up with the optional Adaptive M suspension system, which allows the driver to select from a choice of modes and then automatically adapts to changing road conditions. The 330i GT's turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers enough zip to satisfy most buyers, but those looking for a bit of extra excitement might want to test-drive the six-cylinder-powered 340i GT.
The GT's extra length also translates to a larger interior, with plenty of room for front-seat occupants to stretch out. There's a generous amount of legroom in the rear compartment as well. Comfort and convenience features are on par with the rest of the 3 Series, as well as competitive models. The GT's technology items, such as the latest version of the BMW iDrive control system, are well thought out and easy to use. Many buyers will choose the GT for its cargo room, and the BMW hatchback comes through with 24.6 cubic feet of storage space that opens up to 56.5 cubic feet with the backseats folded.
Already well-equipped in standard trim — with such amenities as 10-way power seats, multi-zone climate control, ambient lighting and a premium sound system — both GT models can be upgraded with a number of driver-assist, technology and luxury packages. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo that best meets your needs.
Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.