The next 3 series variant to make its debut will be the 3 series touring / wagon (F31). We've now spotted it with virtually no camouflage remaining. Combined with the recently revealed
F31 rear design patent CGIs (images below), we now basically know how the F31 will look when it makes its debut at the AMI auto show in Leipzig in early June (for a likely market debut in the Fall).
Unlike the F11 5 series touring, the new 3 series touring model will make a return to the North American market. In an interview we had at the 2012 NAIAS with Paul Ferraiolo, Manager, Product Planning & Strategy of BMWNA, he confirmed that the next generation F31 3 series touring will make it stateside again:
"It's coming, we're not gettting rid of it, we love it"
, Ferraiolo said when we asked about the next generation 3 series touring. More from Ferraiolo: "The touring buyers - in terms of their passion for their touring model - they love it and feel very strongly about it."