The locally assembled BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will be available at all BMW showrooms this weekend. While the CBU range was limited to the 328i GT Sport, the new CKD line-up consists of a BMW 328i GT Sport which retails for RM329,800 and a BMW 320d GT Luxury which retails for RM298,800. Both prices are OTR without insurance. The CKD price for the 328i GT Sport is a RM19k reduction from the CBU price.

BMW 328i Gran Turismo Sport Line – RM329,800

The BMW 328i GT Sport Line is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine producing 245 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,250-4,800 rpm. This engine is mated to an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. The 100 km/h sprint is achieved in 6.1 seconds.

Exterior-wise, the locally assembled BMW 328i GT Sport should look identical to the CBU, wearing the same Sport Line kit and 18 inch Double-spoke Style 397 wheels wrapped with 225/45R18 tyres. In the interior, you get Dakota leather, aluminium trim, a sport leather steering with paddle shifters, and sports seats with prominent side bolsters.

In terms of safety equipment, you get six airbags, DSC stability control along with its ABS, ASC, CBC and DTC complements. There’s also a powered tailgate. The iDrive system has an 8.8 inch display with GPS navigation and you get a 9 speaker HiFi system like the CBU model, but the CKD model gets an additional rear view camera and keyless entry.

BMW 320d Gran Turismo Luxury Line – RM298,800

The BMW 320d GT Luxury is a new variant. It’s the first time the Luxury Line trim has been available on a 320d in Malaysia – you can currently only get Modern Line or M Sport with the F30 320d Sedan. The 2.0 litre turbodiesel engine does 184 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque from 1,750-2,750 rpm, doing the 100 km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds. The gearbox is an 8-speed Sport automatic, driving the rear wheels.

The Luxury Line gives the 320d GT Luxury a different exterior look compared to the Sport Line – there is more chrome, and it’s paired with a different 18 inch alloy wheel design – Multi-spoke Style 416, wrapped with 225/45R18 tyres. On the interior, you get Dakota leather, and Fineline Anthracite wood trim.

The equipment list is identical to the CKD 328i GT Sport except there is no reverse camera or keyless entry. This explains the big gap between the 320d Sedan and the 320d GT compared to the smaller gap between the 328i Sedan and 328i GT – the 320d GT’s equipment levels are higher.

So if a 3 Sedan or an X3 doesn’t really do it for you, perhaps a locally assembled 3 Series GT then? To find out more, read our 3-Series GT Review or use to compare the differences between the CBU 328i GT, CKD 328i GT and CKD 320d GT.

GALLERY: BMW 328i GT Sport

GALLERY: BMW 320d GT Luxury