Spy Photos: F31 BMW 3 Series Touring

Spy Photos | January 23rd, 2012 by 8
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Just months before its official debut, the F31 BMW 3 Series Touring was spied during winter weather testing. The F31 Touring picks up the design …

Just months before its official debut, the F31 BMW 3 Series Touring was spied during winter weather testing. The F31 Touring picks up the design details from the new 3 Series Sedan and adds the typical sport wagon lines.

The spy photo showcases the usual psychedelic camouflage that hides the final design cues, but we don’t expect any major changes at the front or rear-end.

In Europe, the entry level model will be the 320d producing 184 horsepower. Next in the line-up is the more powerful 325d which uses the twin-turbo 218 horsepower four-cylinder engine from the 525d. The six-cylinder diesels will make their way into the 330d and 335d, producing 258 horsepower, respectively 313 hp.

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BMW will also offer the new touring with the xDrive configuration.

Recently BMW of North America confirmed that the F31 Sports Wagon will come to the U.S. as well, and even though not confirmed, we expect the 328i model with xDrive to be the only one offered.

The 3 Series Touring also comes in three lines: Modern, Luxury and Sport. The aggressive M sports package will come to enhance the sporty allure of the touring.

Prices for the 3 Series Touring are usually a little higher than the sedan, so expect a small premium over the base price of a 328i.

[Photo: BimmerToday | Pixner ]

8 responses to “Spy Photos: F31 BMW 3 Series Touring”

  1. trh says:

    Now let’s bring back the % Series Touring.

  2. trh says:

    Now let’s bring back the % Series Touring.

  3. trh says:

    Sorry, caps lock, 5 Series Touring.

  4. AL says:

    I have owned two BMW 3 tourings and still have one and love the car!

    But was disappointed to read that it will only be offered as an AWD model. I love RWD and manual trans, but am not interested in AWD. Who needs it? I live at the top of a VERY STEEP driveway and get along fine with winter tires and RWD!

    • Chain control in the mountains. I’ll only buy this car if offered with xDrive. I agree they should offer RWD as well though; all my other cars are. But for a bigger car like this, it can handle the extra weight. ┬áIt’s no sports car.

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