2013 BMW 3-Series Wagon Revealed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2013 bmw 3 series wagon revealed

BMW gave its popular 3-Series a revamp for the 2013 model year with the sedan model revealed back in October. We knew the 3 Series wagon variant wouldn’t be far behind, having seen spy photos back in February and now the German automaker has made it official for the European market.

Known as the 3-Series Touring out in Europe, the wagon variant will make its way to America (sooner or later) featuring plenty of space for passengers and luggage having 3.8 inches added to the car’s overall length and almost 2 inches to its wheelbase. Standard equipment will include a 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench, an automatic tailgate with separate rear window opening, a separate partition net, and a luggage compartment cover.

As expected, plenty of packages will be made available for the BMW 3-Series Wagon model: Modern Line, Luxury Line, Sport Line, and M Sport package. Out in Europe, buyers will be able to choose from a 328i, 320d, and 330d models, all of which pack BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology. The four-cylinder 328i has 245-hp, while the updated 2.0-liter diesel will have 184-hp. The six-cylinder diesel will pump out 258-hp.

Transmission options for the 3 Series Wagon include a sporty six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic, which is standard on the BMW 330d. Both transmissions come equipped with Auto Start-Stop technology to help conserve fuel.

There is still no confirmation on which powerplants will make their way to America, but the 328i variant is most definitely a sure bet.

GALLERY: 2013 BMW 3-Series Wagon

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Tstorrs Tstorrs on May 27, 2012

    I have compred the basic dimensions to my 2000 528ti and only 1/2 inch shorter wheel base, 6" overall shorter but widths all wider so very close to the old 5 series. I dont know cargo numbers. Hopefully bmw has kept the weight down

  • Stephen Marcus Colmar Stephen Marcus Colmar on May 30, 2012

    As the owner of a 2006 330i in for service, I just drove a 2013 328 loaner for two days. It's a sad, sad day for Bimmer Motors. I guess I'll start restoring old BMW's, because I already have a Lexus and don't want another (Esp if the ride is more Cadillac than Toyota). A beautiful car, but the size of a 5 series, and the interior feel of a 7 series. Yeah, it's a lot of things but certainly not the any of the things that makes me love BMWs. This is a base 3, but I still don't see enough room (even as big as it seems) to hide a BMW 3 series inside, no matter the trim or proformance upgrade. Awful BMW! How bad? My wife loves it!