The 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sport Wagon costs $42,345 (including $895 in destination fees), according to the “Build Your Own” section on BMW USA’s consumer Web site. It costs an additional $2600 (over the price of a 2013 328i xDrive sedan that’s similarly equipped) to get an extended roof, an additional pair of pillars, and a big (17.5 cubic feet) cargo compartment.
Just like its sedan sibling, the 2014 328i xDrive Sport Wagon is powered by a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4, a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. For now, the 3 Series Sport Wagon is offered in 328i xDrive form. The lineup will get a diesel-powered 328d xDrive Sport Wagon later this year. However, the price has yet to be revealed.
Just like other 2013 3 Series sedans, the new 2013 328i xDrive Sport Wagon is available with BMW’s Design Line packages, which combine content with distinct styling features. For example, choosing the Luxury line means that you get the chrome kidney grille bars and a matching exhaust tip, together with chromed side window trim and roof rails. The package includes a set of 18-inch multi-spoke aluminum wheels, a black and chrome key fob, and a choice from saddle brown, Venetian beige, or black leather seating surfaces.
This line shares some features with the Modern Line package. However, the Modest Line features matte chrome on the grille bars and exhaust tip, and paints both the wide window trims and roof rails in black. Offered as standard are a set of 18-inch, turbine-inspired wheels. The oyster and black leather seats have dark oyster highlights, while the key fob gets a matching oyster touch.
The Modern and Luxury Line packages each cost $2300, and integrate the $2200 Premium Package, which comes with satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition, and leather seating. The Sport Package for the 2014 328i xDrive Sport Wagon costs $2600.
This package keeps the Modern Line’s blacked-out roof rails and window trim, and gives it some matching kidney grille bars. A lowered sport suspension and 18-inch five-spoke wheels are offered as standard equipment. The leather seating is standard but buyers can choose from any of the black-on-red, red-on-black, or black-on-grey two-tone schemes.
New BMW 3-Series Touring is both practical and versatile. Compared to the previous model, the new BMW 3-Series Touring is 97 mm longer in body structure and 50 mm longer in wheelbase. This affords more leg room for driver, passengers, and luggage. The load compartment has also been increased to 495 litres, which is superior to any competitor in the market. What all these mean is that the Touring is adaptable to the various space requirements of its users.
But the BMW 3-Series Touring is not merely about space. It also has an elegantly dynamic design, the BMW’s way of showing that beauty and practicality can actually co-exist in a car. The BMW 3-Series Touring has a smoothly sloping roofline that comes with a sweeping silhouette, plus side windows that go all the way to the rear. The rear end combine, which can be described as both unique and powerful, to help give the Touring its definitive character. Viewed from whichever angle, the new BMW 3-Series Touring is evidently perfectly proportioned, like it had been formed and cut from a single mould. This then is a reflection of the dynamism, flair, and aesthetic appeal of the Touring.
Proof of the Touring’s versatility are the different components that are relevant in the daily use of the vehicle. These features include automatic tailgate, stowable luggage compartment cover, and three-way split/folding rear seat bench. These further enhance the practicality of the BMW 3-Series Touring and make it a good option for day-to-day use because it offers world class driving comfort.