Like its wagon counterpart, the Gran Turismo 328i comes standard with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available.
So what’s the big advantage over the wagon? The Gran Turismo is eight inches longer and three inches taller, which translates to a few extra cubic feet of cargo space and more legroom in back. Perhaps more importantly, it doesn’t wear whatever remains of the station wagon stigma.
The Gran Turismo carries more standard equipment than most 3 Series models, including heated leather seats, a sunroof, rear air conditioning, and voice-activated navigation. Building on that, you can select one of three available trims:
- Luxury: Creates an upscale look with chrome exterior accents, 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, wood interior trim, and special seat stitching.
- Sport: Features high-gloss black exterior accents, double-spoke wheels, and sports seats with contrasting accents.
- M Sport: Equips the Gran Turismo with an aerodynamic body kit, sport seats, and specific M Sport wheels and interior trim.
Individual options are plentiful across all trim levels, but most popular features are grouped into three major packages:
- Dynamic Handling: Adds sport-tuned suspension and steering systems.
- Premium: Gives you upgraded leather trim, keyless access, satellite radio, and power lumbar adjustment for the driver seat.
- Technology: Delivers a high-tech bundle that includes enhanced instrumentation, touchpad navigation, traffic data, and BMW’s apps suite.