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      06-01-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb AMI 2012: F31 3 Series Touring Debut

The 2013 BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) had its online reveal 3 weeks ago and has just had its world premiere today at the 2012 AMI show.


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  • Compared to E91 3 Series Touring:
    1.46 in (37mm) wider front track
    1.85 in (48mm) wider rear track
    3.66 in (97mm) longer
    1.96 in (50mm) longer wheelbase
    10% more cargo volume (with rear seats up and folded) - 495 liters of cargo room
  • Range of models available at launch: 328i, 330d, 320d (model range for US not yet announced as of 5/12/12)
  • Available in Modern Line, Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport package
  • Rear seats offer 40:20:40 split
  • Rear window opens separately from automatic tailgate
  • Separate partition net and luggage compartment cover
  • Stainless steel protective strip on the comfortably low loading sill
  • Available with full glass panoramic sunroof
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Arrives in US showrooms Spring 2013



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      06-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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      06-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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meh.

only the m-sport does it for me, and even then, i'm not thrilled with the greenhouse. I prefer a shorter greenhouse like the x models or the f20/f21.
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      06-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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As much as I want to break the normal gray, black, white, and blue BMW color norm that silver look fantastic.
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      06-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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Forget the X-Series, I'd take one of these with xDrive up North to the cottage!
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      06-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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So awesome! Wish we didn't have to wait so darn long...
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      06-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #7
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As much as I want to break the normal gray, black, white, and blue BMW color norm that silver look fantastic.
Isn't that Mineral Gray? And yes, I'm with you. It looks great. I just wish every other car on the road wasn't black, white or silver/gray....
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M-Sport looks a lot better
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Isn't that Mineral Gray? And yes, I'm with you. It looks great. I just wish every other car on the road wasn't black, white or silver/gray....
Yes I believe it is. I love the way the light reflects off of it.
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      06-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #10
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Looking forward to a test drive in the fall. I don't really need to replace the e91 but mid-30s mpg would be real nice. I also like how this new car seems to split the size difference between the old car and the 5-series touring. I always felt like the car was just a bit too small to really pull duty as a family car.
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      06-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #11
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Why do you people like this touring model shxt? I think they look hideous!! :
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      06-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #12
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      06-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #13
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Why do you people like this touring model shxt? I think they look hideous!! :
Practicality is sexy... you just dont know it...

This is the best looking 3 series Touring EVER !

If i didn't get my F30 already, i would have gotten the F31 !
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Why do you people like this touring model shxt? I think they look hideous!! :
Either you get it or you don't. They still make sedans for you.
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Why do you people like this touring model shxt? I think they look hideous!! :
I think it's because people who don't like wagons don't usually click or comment on the wagon threads. The F31 isn't my cup of tea, but it looks better than the other wagon options out there
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Why do you people like this touring model shxt? I think they look hideous!! :
I think it's because people who don't like wagons don't usually click or comment on the wagon threads. The F31 isn't my cup of tea, but it looks better than the other wagon options out there
If you've lived with one, you'd know why we like it:
1. Sedan dynamics
2. Loading space for living (kids, sport, travel)
3. Low profile - subtlety is good

This is what will replace my x3; hell, if they made an M3 touring, that would be nirvana (rs4 avant only vehicle that would tempt me back over to inglostadt)
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cant beleive you didnt take pics of the msport wagon lol
There wasn't any there!! I was surprised about that too.
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Don't feed the AltimaTroll.

Damn, I was expecting US specs at the reveal. We already knew all this info. Any clue when we'll get word of stateside lineup?
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I'd be very interested to know if they will offer it in full 335i xDrive with the M Sport package in the US. if so, it may just change my decision to get a 5 series. I was planning to put an order in in the next month or two, but may hold off a bit to see what the engine line up of the Touring will be.

Anyone out there have a guess on when they will announce the engine options for a Spring 2013 launch?
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I'd be very interested to know if they will offer it in full 335i xDrive with the M Sport package in the US.
xDrive? yes. 335i? No. M Sport? Absolutely.
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