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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014) review: 28 facts and highlights

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)
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Why is BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    270Nmvs172.96Nm
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    5.4l/100 kmvs5.48l/100 km
  • longer wheelbase
    2.92mvs2.54m
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • more valves
    16vs15.03
  • larger fuel tank
    60lvs47.25l
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.29Cdvs0.3Cd
  • longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3.94yrs

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1. less CO2 emissions

156g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80467km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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6.Has four-wheel drive
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

Dimensions

1. shorter length

4.82m

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2. longer wheelbase

2.92m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.07m

3.weight

1.78t

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4.height

1.51m

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1.39m

5.width

1.83m

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

7.9s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2. faster top speed

230km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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3. lower coefficient of drag

0.29Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.25Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

8.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2. better fuel economy (combined)

6.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. higher maximum torque

270Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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400Nm

4. better fuel economy (highway)

5.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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5.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

6. larger fuel tank

60l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 320i (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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