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      05-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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We bring you the first ever track footage of the F31 touring. These F31 3 Series Touring Sport Line models were spotted just this week getting in some test laps at the Nurburgring. It won't be long now until the F31 reveal (though not much is left camouflaged) so these are the last stages of development being conducted. Despite the extra hatch that the F31 carries, it looks quite nimble handling the challenges of the Nurburgring.

The F31 touring is confirmed to be making a return to the North American market. It will launch in Europe before hitting North American shores. Only BMW knows how long the gap will be, but we don't expect it to be any longer than a few months. The F31 should launch to the European market in the Fall/Winter, so that will likely put the North American release at sometime during the first half of 2013(?).

As for models offerings? North America can count on a 328i model, but will hopefully also see other variants (i.e. 335i and/or diesel) offered at some point in the F31's life cycle, though it's all just speculation at this point.







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F31 N55 xDrive 6MT, and I'm in. What are the chances?
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Looks like it understeers more than the sedan?
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I noticed that some F31 images are starting to show up on RealOEM:
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F31 N55 xDrive 6MT, and I'm in. What are the chances?
Less than zero.
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F31 N55 xDrive 6MT, and I'm in. What are the chances?
nogga nogga
not gonna happen...
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not the worst looking wagon
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I'm soaking up every bit of F31 goodness you guys post. Thanks so much, Jason!
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moarrr power!!!
that extra weight deserves it.
bring dat 335 over to the states.
want that tail to kick out - DTC completely off.

idk if i can wait - maybe i need to transplant an
N54 into a e91 touring and call it a day.
im gett'n all frigidity for a touring.
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it frustrates me when BMW doesn't realize how much US and Canada will love to have the N55 motor in this sexy wagon. And they won't do it!
Grrrr.
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maybe i need to transplant an
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That would be sick.

Back on topic......... I CANT WAIT TO GET MY F31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That would be sick.
Except for the E91 part!
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F31 N55 xDrive 6MT, and I'm in. What are the chances?
I'm in. They announce it, I'll thrown down my deposit.

I'm really hoping for the diesel 6MT, but that is even less likely to happen, so I'd settle for the N55.
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I'm really hoping for the diesel 6MT, but that is even less likely to happen, so I'd settle for the N55.
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looks pretty composed on the track. I also wonder if there's some kind of sport suspension on it as it's lower than what we're getting over here OEM
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The F31 can haul ass!
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That touring is freaggin sweet! It looks BADAZZ hunkered down on the twisties!
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Thanks for any and all F31 content.
I look forward to posting pics of my own F31.
Now, if they'd just announce when it'll be here...
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That GTR really ate its lunch. LMAO.
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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?
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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?
I like them for utility and, in the US, they're more unique.
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