Yes, that is undoubtedly, the only bit about this new 3GT that should interest you. The last time BMW sold a 330i, it had a naturally aspirated straight-six producing 250 odd bhp, and the numbers at the back meant something. Unfortunately, this time around, the straight-six has been replaced by a four-cylinder with forced induction, although it still makes around the same power – 249 bhp. But we are not complaining. Turbocharged or not, more powerful petrol engines, the better.
This engine is not the only thing that is new about this 3GT. Like the updated 3 series which was launched earlier this year, the new 3GT gets those square-ish shaped adaptive LEDs, an L-shaped to the rear light cluster, LED foglamps housed in a slightly resigned front bumper. There are no significant changes inside other than better quality materials, mood wood inserts, chrome surrounded and brushed aluminium. The iDrive gets a the latest version of the BMW Navigation Professional with an upgraded interface. The most important addition is the inductive tray which can be used to charged smartphones wirelessly and also connect to the iDrive.
There are two trim lines for the diesel, the Sport Line and Luxury line. While the 320d Sport Line is priced at Rs 43.3 lakh, the 320d Luxury Line is Rs 46.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Other than the usual 187 bhp 2.0-litre diesel, there is the 249 bhp 2.0-litre petrol, with both the engines paired with the eight-speed Spetronic automatic. At Rs 47.5 lakh, the 330i is the most expensive 3GT in the range, and is only available in the Luxury Line trim.