BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Owner’s Guide

To say BMW Gran Turismos are identifiable is an understatement. It’s one of the automaker’s non-traditional body styles that are slowly gaining more appeal among drivers. BMW engineers borrowed the fastback design of a coupe and married it with the spaciousness of a sedan to create a vehicle that balances practicality with sporty performance.

Our BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Austin mechanics know this vehicle through and through. If you’re ready for a ride that’s unlike any other car you’ve ever owned without sacrificing utility, then the Gran Turismo may be the way to go.

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Essentials

There are a few essentials that help set the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo apart from everything else on the road. And it’s not just the styling that makes this Gran Turismo stand out. Form and functionality are equally blended together, making it a very practical vehicle.

Currently, there are two models available: the 330i xDrive and the 440i xDrive.

Performance and Pricing

BMW decided to bring back turbocharged engines with the 3 Series Gran Turismo 440i. It’s advanced inline six engine features the latest TwinPower Turbo technology for added power without the lag.

Performance specs for the newest BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo models include:

  • Up to 320 horsepower
  • 0-to-60 in as little as 4.7 seconds
  • Up to 330 lb-ft torque
  • 33 MPG highway
  • Active rear spoiler that reduces rear axle lift by 35%
  • 8-speed sport automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Driving Dynamic Controls with ECO PRO, SPORT, SPORT+, or COMFORT
  • Auto start-stop
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Servotronic power steering assist
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Cornering Brake Control

A new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will set you back at least $43,950. But an upgrade to the 340i Gran Turismo will increase the price by about $6,000.

Interior

Before BMW touched the interior they guaranteed a comfy, spacious cabin with the elongated wheelbase of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo model. Many drivers opt for this body style in order to gain a little more space inside, and they aren’t disappointed. The 3 Series Gran Turismo packs in an impressive 56.5 cubic feet of storage and three extra inches of legroom in the back.

The captain of a 3 Series Gran Turismo can feel like they’re in a real power position since the driver’s seat is slightly raised. Add the Driver Assistance Plus Package and you’ll get features that make it even easier to confidently cruise down the road in comfort. The overall look and feel of the 3 Series Gran Turismo interior is one that’s simultaneously practical and upscale.

Tech Components

You might be interested in the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo model because of its performance and extra space, but the tech components will win over any driver. A few of the most notable tech components include:

  • Power tailgate
  • Electric shade for the panoramic sunroof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wireless charging pocket
  • Hands-free Bluetooth
  • USB audio connectors
  • iDrive system
  • Front and rear ambiance lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • HiFi 9-speaker sound system
  • Four 12-volt power sockets
  • Automatic climate control
  • Anti-theft alarm and audio system

Common BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Maintenance in Austin

Even though BMW builds superior driving machines, no vehicle can go forever without maintenance. Everything from how you drive to where you live can affect your vehicle’s maintenance needs.

The most common BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo maintenance in Austin includes:

  • Oil servicing
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake fluid change
  • Transmission fluid change
  • Time belt/chain replacement

Maintenance starts by following the guidelines in your owner’s manual. If you’ve never maintained a BMW it may be best to let certified technicians handle it for you. German Auto Center provides BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo service Austin drivers can rely on. We can put your vehicle on a maintenance schedule so upkeep is never ignored.

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Repair in Austin

Every day BMW drivers come to German Auto Center needing a repair. The 3 Series Gran Turismo has been around long enough for owners to anticipate what repairs will most likely need fixing.

Common BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo repairs in Austin include:

  • Failure of the blower final stage fan resistor
  • Worn brushings in the front suspension
  • Coolant leak in the water pump
  • Engine oil leaks
  • Coolant loss from expansion tank leaks
  • Coolant leaking from the radiator
  • Leaky power steering hoses

Drivers should also be aware that BMW has issued a number of 3 Series Gran Turismo recalls over the years. Whether you need a recall fix, repair or performance upgrade German Auto Center is the first choice for Austin BMW drivers. We’re a Bosch-authorized service center that provides service on par with dealerships for a fraction of the cost.

Call us today to schedule a time to bring in your BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. Maintenance, repairs, performance upgrades – we do it all!