Hamann is offering kit for BMW 3-Series Touring (F31)

Article by Anita Panait, on November 29, 2014

German tuner Hamann surely knows what products to offer. Typically, Hamann would have been seen offering kits for BMW’s more expensive models, and the company still does. What may come as a shock to many is that Hamann is also looking to offer kits to less expensive and also less known BMW products like the F31 3 Series Touring.

The kit, while decent looking, definitely changes the vehicle’s appearance not only on the front but also on the rear. It may be surprising to see Hamann offer such a kit on such a model, but the fact is that not all people are driving sedans, and quite a number of drivers are into wagons.

In terms of practicality, wagons, touring and estates definitely have the edge against sedans, but may not be the sole reason why some people love Touring models. For these wagon-lovers, these vehicles look much better than the other types.

While people consider wagons as family cars, some don’t. Well, one of the reasons is that wagons could be more than just a family car. For instance, a BMW 335d xDrive Touring car offers 313 HP and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque and could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds – figures that already allow a driver to go drag racing.

Now with Hamann offering kits for BMW Touring models, wagon enthusiasts now have more reasons to show off their vehicles. In fact, the Hamann kit includes new aero parts, a new suspension and alloys. The aero parts include a front spoiler and a new diffuser on the rear.

Available for F31 3 Series Touring are various edition of wheels in various colors, like the EVO anniversary and the Edition race.

The kit will have the Touring’s ride height lowered by up to 30 mm. Hamman customers could also avail of a new ECU map and new exhaust, which has four optional tips to choose from. Likewise, customers can have a new ECU for every model, starting from the 316d version.

BMW 3-Series vehicles have always been a shining example of sports performance, sophistication, and vibrant panache. The all-new BMW 3-Series Touring inserts additional functionality and versatility to these traits. Its bigger interior can be customised for a broad range of applications and checks every box for a contemporary and energetic clientele.

The extensive profile with smooth and sloping roofline, side windows that extend all the way to the rear, and a powerful rear blend produce a distinct Touring personality and emphasise the immense potential of the all-new BMW 3-Series at first look. Its agreeable dimensions ensure that the all-new 3-Series Touring from all angles appears as if they’re cut from one mould and shows that remarkable functionality and vibrant design do not have to be mutually exclusive.

With an added 97 mm to the vehicle's total length and 50 mm to its wheelbase, the all-new 3-Series Touring provides extra passenger and luggage space. Also, this room can be modified for different uses, meaning the new car can handle a variety of activities. A 35-litre increased capacity (to 495 L) means the storage compartment can provide more space than any Touring rival.

Standard features meant to face the challenges of life every day, like the three-way split/folding rear bench seat, the automated tailgate, and the efficiently stowable storage compartment cover, emphasise the new BMW 3-Series range’s versatility. Along with its extra functionality and adaptability, the new vehicle also provides customers an improved comfortable ride, new equipment and materials, and colour themes of the recently introduced 3-Series Sedan.

The new 3-Series Touring design is the same as its new Sedan siblings all the way to the B-pillar. This is so the Touring also has a dramatic front featuring accurate lines and faceted surfaces. The 37-mm wider track emphasises the automobile's sporty look. Attractive dual headlights with accent LEDs create a visual piece with the marginally forward-tilting BMW kidney grille and support its feeling of width and athleticism. Two bigger outer air inlets beneath the headlights proffer additional substantive style to the all-new Touring's sporty personality.

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