The newly designed BMW 3-Series has made an entry into the market, but don’t get your checkbook out just yet. In other markets the 3-Series Sports Wagon is called a Touring.
The new 3-Series Sports Wagon was supposed to arrive in U.S. showrooms this year as a 2020 model. However, don’t expect the Longroof 3 Series to make its way to the States. That’s a real shame s the latest generation is quite the looker, and rumors have it that it may receive the M3 treatment as well.
Speaking of the new BMW Greensboro 3-Series sedan, the Sports Wagon poses a massive stance compared to its predecessor. The length is up 3 inches to 185 inches, with the wheelbase up 1.6 inches to 112 inches. The width is also up 0.6 inches to 72 inches, generating a wider track that offers the car a powerful stance and adds to its handling capabilities.
The bigger dimensions make for more interior space. Load capacity goes up to 53 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat. An electronic control for the rear seats is optional, so is anti-slip rails integrated into the trunk floor. These automatically stretch out when the tailgate is shut off in order to prevent any cargo from moving around.
With the market in mind, the BMW adds plenty of features to the new 3-Series Sports Wagon, equipping the machine with five power train options, including gas and diesel units. The most powerful is a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-6 boasting an M340i xDrive, with the engine cranking up an impressive 382 horsepower and 369 pound-fee of torque.
The vehicle also receives a new lift-related suspension damping system as standard. The system invariably adjusts the damper firmness depending on changes to spring travel. The result is a premium feeling for passengers when the vehicle is, for example, extending rough surfaces or cornering hard.