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BMW Gives Details on 2013 3 Series Touring

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author photo by Jeffrey Archer May 2012
  • The 3 Series Touring gets many of the same stylistic updates as the sedan
  • The sole powerplant is likely to be a 240-horsepower 4-cylinder
  • BMW says the new model will arrive early next year

BMW has revealed the latest member of its freshly redesigned 3 Series lineup, officially pulling the cover off the all-new 3 Series Touring ahead of its U.S. launch next year. Like the new 3 Series sedan, the station wagon variant features updated styling, new engines and several advanced new features.

For BMW fans, the 3 Series Touring will be instantly recognizable by its distinctive new styling inside and out. Much like its sedan stablemate, the wagon's exterior features new front and rear fascias, a more aggressive stance and a wider, larger body. Inside, the Touring has a completely redesigned cabin that mimics the 2012 3 Series sedan's with its wider center stack, pop-up information and entertainment screen and fully redesigned center console.

Although BMW has officially confirmed that the 3 Series Touring will be sold in the United States, the automaker didn't detail what powertrains will be available when the wagon arrives next spring. European buyers will get to choose among one gasoline engine and two diesels, but it's likely that U.S. car shoppers will have to make do with just the gasoline-powered 328i, which features a new 240-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. That's in line with today's 3 Series wagon, which is the only 3 Series body style that is not available in 335i guise with BMW's muscular 300-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged 6 under the hood.

BMW is planning to offer several new options in the 3 Series Touring. Some are technology features borrowed from the sedan, including a full-color head-up display that projects onto the windshield and a fuel-saving start/stop system. In addition, the 3 Series Touring will have two new features sure to be appreciated by station wagon buyers. One is a power tailgate-a 3 Series first-that can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button on the key fob. The other is an even more convenient application of the same technology: a system that opens the tailgate when the driver slides his or her foot under the rear bumper, providing easy access when hands are full.

BMW has manufactured station wagon variants of its 3 Series since the late 1980s. However, U.S. buyers didn't see the first 3 Series wagon until 2000 because of the body style's lack of popularity with American car buyers. In 2010, BMW dropped the Touring model from its mid-size 5 Series lineup, opting to produce the 5 Series GT hatchback instead. Some industry observers have speculated that the automaker could make a similar decision with the 3 Series.

What it means to you: The new 3 Series Touring is likely to satisfy sport sedan buyers with growing families. We'd love to see a 335i version, though.

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