IMPRESSIVELY SPORTY IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.
The driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.
With optional equipment such as the Adaptive M suspension, the Sport Mode and variable sport steering, you can make your BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo even sportier and even more agile. The active rear spoiler uses the airstream to minimise lift-off and provides additional efficiency and dynamics.
A question of the setting: with the Driving Experience Control set to Sport mode, the engine and driving dynamics of your BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo react even more directly, allowing you an enhanced sports driving style.
Sport mode is activated using the Driving Experience Control fitted in the central console. Through a predefined setup and according to the equipment selected, it results in a considerably more dynamic adjustment of the drive and suspension – compared with the standard settings. The engine responds more spontaneously. In combination with the Steptronic transmission, shift points have considerably more sporting character.
Combined with the Adaptive M suspension, the chassis has a far more athletic setting. If variable sport steering is chosen, the assistance from power steering is reduced, which ensures a more direct feeling of steering control.
VARIABLE SPORT STEERING.
Variable sport steering encourages a particularly direct driving style and includes Servotronic for increased agility and parking convenience.
Variable sport steering works independently of your current speed, varying the steering ratio in line with the steering angle. It includes the Servotronic function and reduces the steering wheel movement required to achieve a particularly tight steering angle. This enhances comfort when parking and manoeuvring, as well as sporting agility in tight corners and hairpin bends. For small steering angles, the system provides excellent directional stability and a very high degree of steering precision.
ACTIVE REAR SPOILER.
The active rear spoiler optimises the air flow at the rear of the car as your speed increases, to ensure excellent road holding and classic BMW driving dynamics.
The rear spoiler automatically extends at speeds of over 110 km/h – and retracts once you’re back under 70 km/h. You can also manually control the active rear spoiler via a button on the driver side door (below the electric window controls).
ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.
The Adaptive M suspension is set ten millimetres lower, further increasing the vehicle's full dynamic potential. The driver can adjust the driving characteristics via the Driving Experience Control to enable whichever driving style is most appealing at the time – from comfortable to extremely athletic. Whichever setting is chosen, the Adaptive M suspension's electrically controlled dampers calibrate to suit the road conditions within fractions of a second. The system also uses numerous sensors that measure wheel vibrations, as well as vehicle speed, in order to achieve optimal damping and vehicle safety.
COMFORT mode can be selected for relaxed travelling. SPORT mode enables a distinctly athletic suspension setting with noticeably tighter damper settings. For extremely dynamic driving, SPORT+ mode is the best choice: the DTC function (Dynamic Traction Control) is activated, which allows more wheel-slip on the drive wheels, for athletic driving that pushes the limits of the car's dynamics. However, the DSC function is not completely disabled; rather it intervenes much later – within the limits of what is physically possible and safe – in order to stabilise the vehicle.