The German car manufacturer confirmed the news for discontinuing its 3 Series Gran Turismo in India and across globe, at a recent BMW investor presentation. The brand also confirmed that the same design language will be carried over to the next generation 3 Series GT. The 3 Series GT is German brand’s hot selling car in India. This means the brand is sacrificing the sales to give a fresh breath to its dormant fastback sales globally. With the 3 Series GT discontinuity, the brand’s global lineup will be less complex and reduce the sub derivatives in each series.
The BMW 3 Series GT was based on the F30 3 Series platform, which was introduced in the European markets back in 2013. A refreshed iteration was then showcased in 2015, which made its way to India in 2016. The current model retails between Rs. 47.70 lakh to Rs. 51.90 lakh (ex showroom) and is available in three variants : 320d GT Sport, 320d Luxury Line and 330i M Sport. BMW is set to bring the latest iteration of the 3 Series to India towards the third quarter of 2019. he 3 Series goes up against the likes of Mercedes C class and Audi A4.