The BMW 3-Series GT Shadow edition essentially gets a blacked out makeover over the standard car and is solely available on the 330i M Sport variant for a price of Rs 42.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
BMW has launched a special edition of the 3-Series Gran Turismo in India called the Shadow Edition and it has been priced at Rs 42.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). BMW has already announced that they will pull the plug on the Gran Turismo body style from the 3-Series range in all global markets and this Shadow Edition is sort of a swansong for the 3 Series Gran Turismo in India. The Shadow Edition is available in the sole 330i M Sport design variant and it essentially gives the BMW 3-Series GT a blacked out makeover.
Naturally, there are several blacked out elements on the exterior which include the black finish for the grille and tailpipes, new black 18-inch M alloy wheels, and the interior housing of the headlamps and tail lamps have also been blacked out. This being the M Sport variant, the M aerodynamic package which includes the front apron, side skirts and rear apron have also been finished in a ‘Dark Shadow Metallic’ paint.
Inside the cabin, the Shadow Edition gets the typical M styling elements like the M badging on the door sills, on the key fob and an M leather-wrapped sports steering wheel. It is also otherwise fully loaded with features such as an 8.8-inch iDrive infotainment system with Apple Car Play, dual-zone auto climate control, electrically adjustable driver and co-driver seats with memory function, a 9-speaker audio system, ambient lighting, a panoramic glass roof and an active rear spoiler as well.
Safety features include six airbags, ABS with brake assist, dynamic stability control, traction control, cornering brake control (CBC), runflat tyres with reinforced sidewalls, a rear parking camera and front and rear parking sensors, and a crash sensor. There are four color options available with the shadow edition – Alpine White, Melbourne Red Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic and Estoril Blue Metallic.
Under the hood, the BMW 3 Series GT Shadow Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that churns out 252hp and 350Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. BMW claims the 3-Series GT can sprint from 0-100 kph in just 6.1 seconds while the top-speed is limited to 250kph. After the 3-Series GT has been discontinued in India, it will be replaced by the long wheelbase version of the new-gen 3-Series (G20) that’s already on sale in China. It is longer by 110mm than the standard 3-Series GT and is expected to join BMW’s India line-up by mid-2021.