2014 BMW 335i xDrive Gran Turismo Test Drive by Car and Driver

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Call the Gran Turismo variants from BMW whatever you want, abominations, unnatural, crazy, but they do have their own cut out niche to which they appeal the most. With all the crazy new naming schemes and the plethora of new models the Bavarians are releasing, it’s hard to keep track of everything, that’s why we’re here to help.

The guys from Car and Driver took the brand new BMW 3 Series GT out for a spin, to see exactly how the LWB 3 Series chassis handles all that extra weight and the redesigned  body.

Their car was a $60,250 335i xDrive model that had the M Sport package on and a lot of optional features, worth around $12,475 (including but not limited to heated seats, adaptive M suspension and variable sport steering, etc).

On the road, the car’s weight is felt but not to a great extent, as you might think. Going into corners fast will provide some understeer but you can also oversteer pretty easily, if you know how to handle the 8-speed auto and the turbocharged 3-liter engine under the bonnet.

The best thing about the new Gran Turismo, though, is that it offers a lot of space. Actually, you get more space than in a Touring version, both in the back and in the boot, making it a very practical car. Get a diesel engine and it transforms into an almost perfect family car.

Check out the full test at Car and Driver
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