2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo

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$44,700–$44,700 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    248-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 Mer...

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

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

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

by TJStl from St. Louis, MO on July 5, 2018

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 ... Read full review

(5.0)

This a nice car tested and used for sometime

by Harver Kendrick from Texas on June 30, 2018

it a nice car it has a good quality and good interior good looking it has everything you are looking for on others car I guarantee you 100% Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 BMW 330 Gran Turismo i xDrive

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
acceptable
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 330 Gran Turismo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker