The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Shadow Edition has been launched in India at Rs 42.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The 3 Series GT Shadow Edition is being sold in a single, 330i M Sport variant.
Features M-specific details inside and out
Makes use of a 252hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine
3 GT to be replaced by 3 Series LWB in India by mid-2021
What’s different on the Shadow Edition?
On the exterior, the 3 GT Shadow Edition gets a gloss black finish for the grille and tailpipes, M badging on the front fenders, black 18-inch M alloy wheels and an M aerodynamics package, which includes the front apron, side skirts and rear apron finished in ‘Dark Shadow Metallic’ paint. The interior housing of the headlamps and tail-lamps are also darkened to complete the look.
Inside the cabin, you get M badging on the door sills, on the key fob and an M leather-wrapped sports steering wheel.
What features do you get in the 3 Series GT Shadow Edition?
The BMW 3 Series GT Shadow Edition is loaded with features like full LED headlights and taillights, dual-zone auto climate control, an 8.8-inch touchscreen with BMW’s iDrive infotainment system and Apple Car Play compatibility, a 9-speaker audio system, electrically adjustable driver and co-driver seats with memory function, ambient lighting, a panoramic glass roof and an active rear spoiler.
In terms of safety, it gets 6 airbags, ABS with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), a tyre-pressure monitoring system, a rear parking camera and front and rear parking sensors.
How can one buy the 3 Series GT Shadow Edition?
Apart from the authorised dealerships, customers can also book their 3 Series GT Shadow Edition online, by visiting shop.bmw.in. Buyers have the choice of four exterior colours – Alpine White, Melbourne Red Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic and Estoril Blue Metallic. BMW is also offering three service-inclusive packages with the 3 GT Shadow Edition. Prices for these range from Rs 32,804 to Rs 82,246, depending on the service package selected.
What’s powering the 3 Series GT Shadow Edition?
It is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 252hp and 350Nm of torque, that is mated to an 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. The 330i GT completes the 0-100kph sprint in 6.1 seconds.
What next for the BMW 3 Series GT?
BMW has already confirmed that the 3 Series Gran Turismo will be discontinued and that this body style will not be available on the new-gen BMW 3-series (G20). In India, the 3 Series GT will be replaced by the all-new 3 Series (G20) Long Wheelbase that’s currently on sale in China. The 3 Series LWB has a 110mm longer wheelbase than the standard 3 sedan and is expected to join BMW’s India line-up by mid-2021.
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