2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback


$45,050 - $50,900
2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

Pros

  • Hatchback utility with sport sedan performance
  • More rear legroom than a regular 3 Series
  • Strong and fuel-efficient engines
  • All-wheel drive is standard

Cons

  • Outward visibility isn't great
  • Less cargo volume than a comparable crossover SUV
  • Sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom
  • Some basic conveniences aren't standard

Which 3 Series Gran Turismo does Edmunds recommend

The turbocharged four-cylinder engine powering the 330i is sufficiently powerful as well as fuel-efficient. It's the engine we'd recommend, even though the turbo inline six-cylinder in the 340i is quite a gem. A downside of the Gran Turismo (and many other BMW models) is an odd lack of some key standard features. Add the Convenience package at the very least to get keyless entry and power lumbar support. And for iPhone users, you can forgo the expensive navigation option and opt for Apple CarPlay.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

The 2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is an interesting mix of vehicle traits. It's not a crossover, but it comes with all-wheel drive and a slightly elevated seating position. It offers more cargo capacity than a 3 Series wagon and more rear legroom than a BMW X3, yet most would say it handles very much like a sedan.

If you can get past the slightly awkward proportions of 3 Series GT, it begins to look like a best-of-all-worlds vehicle. There's strong turbocharged acceleration even from the base 330i's four-cylinder engine and ample amounts of buttery-smooth thrust should you opt for the 340i with its turbo inline six-cylinder. All models also come standard with BMW's xDrive for all-season traction.

So what are the shortcomings? Well, ultimately the 3 Series-based X3 SUV still has more cargo room and ground clearance, and the smaller sedan and wagon variants deliver more of the crisp handling that BMWs are known for. However, we think those things matter less than the Gran Turismo's list of standard equipment, which doesn't include basic luxury-level items such as keyless entry and adjustable lumbar support. At this price, those features should be included.

trim levels & features

The 2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is available in two trim levels: 330i xDrive and 340i xDrive. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission come standard on both. The main difference is under the hood. The 330i packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (248 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and the 340i upgrades to a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder (320 hp, 330 lb-ft).

The Gran Turismo 330i xDrive isn't brimming with standard luxuries, but it does include 18-inch alloy wheels (with all-season run-flat tires), LED headlights, automatic wipers, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof and a power liftgate. Interior highlights include dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable sport front seats, driver-seat memory settings, simulated leather upholstery, a rearview camera, 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the technology front, the 330i comes standard with Bluetooth, BMW's iDrive infotainment interface, a 6.5-inch display screen, BMW Connected Services, and a nine-speaker audio system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.

An optional Convenience package (note that BMW calls its packages "tiers") adds keyless ignition and entry, power lumbar support and satellite radio.

The 340i xDrive has the above equipment plus the Convenience package as standard.

Selecting the Premium package for either model adds heated front seats, a navigation system, a larger 8.8-inch display, a head-up display, and BMW Remote Services, allowing for remote controlled functions through the mobile app.

The next level up is the Executive tier. It includes a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive full LED headlights with automatic high beams, leather upholstery, a digital instrument cluster and BMW's Parking Assistant, which helps guide you into parking spaces.

You can add the M Sport Design package to either of the top two tiers. It offers a variety of sport-themed interior trim treatments, an aerodynamic body kit, BMW's Shadowline exterior trim, an M steering wheel, and an option to add the Adaptive M suspension.

For added safety, consider the Driver Assistance package. It includes lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a drowsy driver warning system and a speed-limit display.

Stand-alone options for the Gran Turismo include 19-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, Apple CarPlay, and wireless charging with a Wi-Fi hotspot.

trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current 3 Series Gran Turismo has been revised, including new engines introduced in 2017. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's 3 Series Gran Turismo, though keep in mind that the four-cylinder engine in the 328i rated here generates slightly less horsepower and torque than one found in the 2018 330i.

driving

4.5
Don't let the Gran Turismo's 4.4-inch-longer wheelbase (versus the 3 Series sedan's), elevated seating position or hatchback body style fool you. This is still a true performance machine. It's a joy to drive with plenty of seat-of-the-pants feel that boosts the driver's confidence.

acceleration

4.5
The turbo four-cylinder's instant-on low-end torque makes this engine terrific. Acceleration around town or at highway cruising speeds is effortless. The eight-speed automatic is smooth and smart, holding gears nicely when it needs to.

braking

4
In our panic-stop brake test, the Gran Turismo posted average results. For typical use, we found the brakes to be predictably linear and highly effective in most situations, with no detectable fade after hard driving and no grabbiness in daily driving.

steering

5
Excellent feedback through the wheel with natural weighting. It's not as precise as BMW's previous hydraulic setup, but it's exceptionally good as far as electric-assist systems go. This car goes exactly where you point it.

handling

4.5
Partially due to our test car's optional adaptive suspension dampers, this wagon-crossover-AWD thing still acts like a BMW. It's nimble and willing on curvy roads but forgiving and easy to drive on long highway slogs.

drivability

4
The engine stop-start system is more intrusive than others and can shut off too quickly, such as when turning right on red. The gas pedal can be lurchy in Sport mode; Comfort mode replaces this with dullness. The cruise control is fantastic at holding a set speed.

comfort

4
Especially with our test car's optional adaptive shock absorbers, the Gran Turismo deftly balances comfort and driving performance. It's remarkably quiet, too.

seat comfort

3.5
The optional front sport seats have firm cushions, but seatback bolstering is substantial and the leather is grippy. The front armrests have good padding and are positioned well. The rear seat cushions are even firmer than the fronts, and the seatback angle is a bit too upright.

ride comfort

4
With the hard sidewalls of the standard run-flat tires, no one will call the GT cushy. But the optional adaptive suspension helps greatly. Smaller ripples can find their way into the cabin, but the big bumps stay out.

noise & vibration

4.5
Other than obvious tire noise when driving over expansion joints, this is a truly quiet car with nearly zero wind noise. The engine isn't as smooth as BMW's classic six-cylinder. At higher speeds, some engine noise does creep into the cabin.

climate control

4
The dual-zone climate control has simple dials and buttons, and in typical BMW fashion, everything is easy for the driver or front passenger to reach.

interior

4.5
High-quality materials combine with a thoughtful, if plain, design to earn this car top scores. The small interior cubbies and bins could be of some concern, but the Gran Turismo makes up for this with laudable cargo capacity.

ease of use

3.5
Well-organized controls are easy to use, and the iDrive infotainment system is quite intuitive despite its complex menus. The rocker switch to alter the drive modes is conveniently located next to the gear selector, where it's easy to see and access.

getting in/getting out

4.5
The front doors open wide, and there's little risk of hitting your head on the roof. There also isn't anything to catch your feet up on. The rear doors are small but open nearly 90 degrees. The entryway isn't large, so you have to duck a bit to get in and out.

driving position

A standard tilt-and-telescoping steering column and highly adjustable seats allow just about anyone to find a comfortable driving position. And because of the GT's extra rear legroom, taller drivers won't feel bad stretching out.

roominess

4.5
Front headroom and door-side elbow room are more than adequate. Rear headroom is tight due to the sloping roof, but the GT has 4.1 inches more rear legroom than the 3 Series sedan, and that's a difference your passengers will notice.

visibility

3
The windshield pillars get thick toward the bottom, causing some sideview obstruction. The left-side, over-the-shoulder lane check is problematic, as is the big rear three-quarter blind spot.

quality

4.5
The GT is solidly built and boasts excellent materials and precise engineering. No gimmicks. However, we did notice one occasional dash rattle in our test car.

utility

4
Another strong suit for the Gran Turismo. There's a shortage of handy nooks for stashing smaller items (a typical BMW shortcoming), but the 3 Series GT compensates with its capacious and user-friendly cargo hold.

small-item storage

3
As in many BMWs, small-item storage space isn't generous. There's a tiny front bin and a small center bin, and the cupholders lack anti-tip features. Minimalism can be beautiful, but in this case it comes at the expense of convenience.

cargo space

4.5
You'll find helpful pull handles in the trunk to drop the rear seatbacks. The 24.6-cubic-foot trunk is narrow but deep, with a perfect loading height. The liftgate opens high for ample head clearance.

technology

Our experiences with the new iDrive 6.0 system in other BMWs have been primarily positive. The menus can be rather extensive, but iDrive offers a convenient way to navigate through them. Apple CarPlay is also a welcome option, and the active driver aids are better than most.

Features & Specs

330i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)340i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Starting MSRP$45,050$50,900
MPG2723
Seating55
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgas
Horsepower248 hp @ 5200 rpm320 hp @ 5500 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite 3 Series Gran Turismo safety features:

Active Cruise Control

Maintains a set speed and distance interval from the car ahead. Will bring the car to a stop if needed.
Active Blind-Spot Detection

Warns of approaching vehicles in adjacent lanes using a radar-based system. A warning symbol illuminates on the exterior mirrors.
Frontal Collision Warning and Mitigation

Guards against collisions with driver alerts and, if necessary, automatic emergency braking. Uses a camera-based system.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%

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The 2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is an option for 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. 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.

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.

With a longer wheelbase than a 3 Series sedan, the GT provides increased stability on the road while 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 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 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 what's found in 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 back seats folded.

Equipped in standard trim — with such amenities as power seats, multizone 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 2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo that best meets your needs.

2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Overview

The 2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 330i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 340i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

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Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.5 / 5.0

Driving

4.5 / 5.0

Acceleration4.5 / 5.0
Braking4.0 / 5.0
Steering5.0 / 5.0
Handling4.5 / 5.0
Drivability4.0 / 5.0

Comfort

4.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort3.5 / 5.0
Ride comfort4.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration4.5 / 5.0
Climate control4.0 / 5.0

Interior

4.5 / 5.0

Ease of use3.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out4.5 / 5.0
Roominess4.5 / 5.0
Visibility3.0 / 5.0
Quality4.5 / 5.0

Utility

4.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage3.0 / 5.0
Cargo space4.5 / 5.0
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