2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo

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2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo
2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Robust turbo-four gas engine
  • Smooth inline-six power
  • Handling
  • Strong brakes
  • Sedan's trunk room

The bad:

  • Spring-back turn signal and transmission levers
  • Leather optional
  • Many luxury features cost extra

1 trim

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Notable features

  • New, more powerful engines
  • Gran Turismo hatchback body style available
  • Diesel engine available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Wireless smartphone charging, Wi-Fi hot spot available

2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, coupelike hatchback version of BMW’s compact luxury car. It’s a larger car overall, measuring nearly 8 inches longer and more than 3 inches taller. The result is a roomier cabin, especially for backseat passengers, who get 2.8 inches of extra legroom. The front and rear seats are also positioned higher for easier entry and exit.

For 2017, new more powerful four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines result in new model designations: 330i and 340i. LED headlights are now standard, and wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot are now available.
What’s Special

  • 248-horsepower, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder (330i)
  • 320-hp, turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder (340i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Cargo area has tie-down points, hooks and underfloor storage

Here’s info on the regular 3 Series:
What it is: BMW’s compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker’s bread-and-butter model and best-selling line. It’s available as a sedan, wagon or Gran Turismo hatchback and as the M3 performance sedan.  Numerous drivetrains are offered, including turbocharged gas four-cylinder engines (320i and 330i models); a turbo-diesel four-cylinder (328d); a turbo gas six-cylinder (340i); and a plug-in hybrid (330e). The five-seat 3 Series comes with rear- or all-wheel drive (designated xDrive) and competes with the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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New for 2017
A new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 248 hp replaces an engine of the same size that made 240 hp. The models that use it are now designated 330i instead of 328i. Wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot are new options, and the M Sport package is now standard on the 340i.
Significant Standard Features

  • 180-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (320i)
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • iDrive multimedia system with 6.5-inch screen
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 248-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder (330i)
  • 180-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder (328d)
  • 320-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (340i)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Full-LED headlights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Wireless smartphone charging and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Navigation system with over-the-air map updates
  • Power moonroof
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go technology
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning with mitigation feature

330e

The BMW 330e compact sedan is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 180-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 76-hp electric motor. A lithium-ion battery gives the 330e an EPA-estimated electric-only range of up to 14 miles before the gas engine takes over. Unlike many hybrids, the 330e uses an eight-speed automatic transmission instead of a continuously variable automatic.

What’s Special

  • Blue grille trim for select exterior colors
  • 7.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack under the trunk
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Selectable driving modes

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M3
The M3 is a high-performance version of the 3 Series sedan. It’s powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder engine that’s rated at 425 hp in base form. For 2017, the adaptive M Suspension is now standard.
What’s Special

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Track-optimized cooling system
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound system standard

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

My 3rd 330 GT

I leased my first 328i GTin 2014. My son was in an accident and the car saved his life. I replaced it with a 2015 GT. When that lease was up, I leased my 2017 330iGT. (All were new vehicles) And then, I bought it. The interior is larger than any other 3 series, with the same amount of back leg room as is in the 7 series. The interior materials are all of the finest quality, highly comfortable, easy to clean and looks amazing. I thought I would be losing power with the 4 cylinder engine, but this engine packs as much punch as an in-line 6. I opted to NOT get the tech package with the heads up display this time because I have to wear polarized sunglasses and you cannot see the display if wearing them. The BMW Navigation system leaves much to be desired. It is so unreliable that we choose to use our phones instead and utilize the nav mostly for the updated traffic information which is fantastic. The trunk space is one of my favorite features. We were able to move my daughter's entire apartment in that car! Table, desk, futon, bed, dresser, bookshelves as well as a frame for a full/twin bunk bed. Oh, and TV, computers...you know...all that extra stuff. I admit, her clothes went on a roof carrier. This car is safe, efficient, extremely roomy, powerful and looks like a million bucks driving down the road. I'm just really sad they stopped making them.

5.0

Real eyecatcher sleek stylish and gorgeous

This three series vehicle is unbelievably equipped with the same space as a 5 series, safety features are fantastic.........Love this car, high end and spacious and sporty all at once Heavy too for safety.

4.1

Love the car. Hate the dealer (Plaza BMW).

The car meets all of my needs, but the dealer doesn't honor the warranty. I took it in for some stains on the trim, and they wanted to charge me $1800.00 to replace the trim. I buffed the stains out myself after the trip to the dealer.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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