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      09-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #23
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And how long do we have to wait? Another 6 months? Damn...
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      09-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #24
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Is there also a 335D coming or is the 330D the most powerful engine for the F30-31? When would be the EU release?
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      09-25-2012, 04:50 AM   #25
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To expensive for what it is....2 cars avail near me... 58,000 EUR (74,834 USD ) and 53,500 EUR (69,000 USD)

http://www.bmw.gueudet.fr/8659-stock...techniques.htm

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      09-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #26
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my next car if USA gets the diesel wagon
+1. My understanding is they will come as a 320d next year.
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      09-25-2012, 05:25 AM   #27
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The US will get a 328d from what I have seen. This will probably be the same N47D20 2,0 L 218hp Engine we have as 25d here in Europe.

Check these recent spypics of an US spec 328d F30 near the BMW plant Steyr in Austria (where the diesel engines are made):




(whole article in german on bimmertoday.de
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      09-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #28
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wow pretty aggressive looking!
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+1. My understanding is they will come as a 320d next year.
the 320d is perfect - it will be one cool and efficient machine!
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      09-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #30
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Such a gorgeous car. Would not buy it unless it had a diesel though.
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      09-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #31
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Really beautiful wagon, IMO it looks best in black with M Sport package. From behind it is very similar to a 5:er Touring but smaller!

Audi A4 Avant has already lost a few battles when magazines tested it against F31, not surprising. The best middle class wagon, pricey though as all Bimmers...
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      09-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #32
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Yummy, too bad we only get the lil 4-banger in the US and only with the auto-tragic transmission ='-(
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      09-25-2012, 10:50 AM   #33
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Yummy, too bad we only get the lil 4-banger in the US and only with the auto-tragic transmission ='-(
Could a manual be a no-cost option as it is with the sedan?
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      09-25-2012, 12:11 PM   #34
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Our last 2 BMW's were 3 series wagons, great cars, both manuals. I am hoping for a diesel, especially the one from the 335d in a wagon here in America.
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Cool Saphire Black BMW 320D Touring (F31) M-sport

Been to our dealer, BMW Patrick Smets - Lier, today and they had a Saphire Black BMW 320D Touring (F31) M-sport in the showroom. The looks and design of this car were even more sleek and appealing in real life than I've seen on any pic. Also saw an imperial blue one and was surprised about the color being so vibrant and sparkling. Promise more and better pictures when mine arrives ;-)

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      09-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #36
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Got to see a couple of F31's last week too, and it sure looks good.
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nice looking wagon
Hmm...I was thinking nearly the exact opposite, in a way. Odd, nondescript looking wagon. But then I don't think looks is a criterion in the list of things I find important about a wagon.
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nice looking wagon
Hmm...I was thinking nearly the exact opposite, in a way. Odd, nondescript looking wagon. But then I don't think looks is a criterion in the list of things I find important about a wagon.
Therein lies the reason why BMW struggles to bring a full range of the touring line to the US - perceptions as to what wagons are and should be in the US versus Europe and other places. Outside the US many consider the Touring or Avant, in Audi's case, to be a sporting alternate rather than just a utilitarian vehicle - eg, the next RS4 comes in Avant only; no sedan.

To my eye this looks great, and a 330d M Sport in Tanzanite blue with Individual Cashmere interior, adaptive m suspension may be my next car!
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I had one yesterday to drive (despite already ordering one). Will post some photos soon.

Sat nav is great - much faster than the E92.
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Here are a few pics of the demo car I had yesterday...



























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Very nice wagon. I was pretty set on purchasing this as my next vehicle, but was not very impressed with the new 4 cylinder nor the high price for what you get. The deletion of the manual transmission in the US-spec 328xi pretty much sealed it for me, and I bought a '13 Subaru Outback 3.6R instead. Handles very well, plenty of space, 6-cyl power, and MUCH less expensive.
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Could a manual be a no-cost option as it is with the sedan?
From what I have read it is not available for the wagon...



Auto-tragic only...
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[quote=dbonline;12725606]320d F31 M-sport in Belgium:


OMG!

That settles it I going to get it in silver.
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