Eight months after the launch of the 3-Series Sedan (F30), Bmw unveiled the all-new 3-Series Touring (F31) and announced that the new car will also be offered in the United States… next year! The Bmw 3-Series Touring (F31) received 97 millimetres to the overall length and 50 millimetres to its wheelbase and as a result it will offer extra room for passengers and luggage alike.
A 35-litre increase in capacity (to 495 litres) means the load compartment can offer more space. Just like the sedan, the new 3-Series Touring will be available with three equipment packages: Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. At the beginning the new vehicle will be available with three engines: the new four-cylinder petrol unit, the six-cylinder diesel engine and the revised 2-litre diesel. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine delivers 180 kW/245 hp, while the 2.0-liter diesel engine has a total output of 135 kW/184 hp.
The most powerful version is the 3.0-liter diesel engine producing 190 kW/ 258 hp. The 328i Touring sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.0 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The fuel consumption of this model is only 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres (41.5 mpg). The BMW 330d Touring sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds all the way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel consumption is 5.1 litres per 100 kilometres (55.4 mpg) in the EU test cycle. The BMW 320d Touring hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).
In order to improve the fuel consumption, the new Bmw 3-Series Touring comes with Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Shift Indicator and on-demand operation of ancillary components.
The interior features the all-new full-colour Head-Up Display capable to project key information onto the windscreen in sharp resolution. Moreover, the vehicle offers numerous Bluetooth office functions for internet-based services. The Apps option and the free BMW Connected app provide a gateway to services such as social networks, web radio and the iPhone calendar function.