2013 BMW 3-Series Wagon heading to U.S.
Even though a few months ago BMW said that they won’t be bringing a Wagon version of the 3-Series to the U.S., it seems that they’ve changed their mind and the car will be available in North America. The current 3-Series (E91) wagon was withheld from this region due to low demand.
Paul Ferraiolo, the company’s product planning and strategy manager, confirmed during the Detroit Motor Show that the new generation F31 wagon is going to be available alongside with the sedan, convertible and coupe models. No word about the when exactly the car will hit the U.S. but most likely it will be available towards the end of this year or in the beginning of next year as a 2013MY. The Wagon version of the 2013 BMW 3-Series is scheduled to make its official debut this spring during the Leipzig Auto Show.
As far as the engines are concerned, we should expect to see a brand new turbocharged 2.0-liter which will be available in two output configurations: 181 hp (184 PS / 135 kW) and 241 hp (245 PS / 180 kW). The car will also be available with a 6-cylinder 3.0-liter that pumps out 315 hp (320 PS / 235 kW) and 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm). It should also get a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine with 141 hp (143 PS / 105 kW) and 181 hp (184 PS / 135 kW).
BMW is also planning an ActiveHybrid 3 version that will feature a 3.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 54 hp (54 PS / 40 kW) electric motor, the same hardware configuration that motivates the ActiveHybrid 5. According to some rumors, there might be another hybrid powertrain in the form of a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter and a 15 kW electric motor for a total output of 221 hp (224 PS / 165 kW).