BMW 3-Series Touring here in Q4
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3rd June, 2012
- More space for passengers and luggage: 495 litres of stowage room.
- 40:20:40 folding rear seat bench (standard), rear window opens separately from automatic tailgate (standard),
separate partition net and luggage compartment cover.
- Modern Line, Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport package plus an extensive selection of assistance systems, including
full-colour Head-Up Display.
- Powerful and efficient engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode,
eight-speed automatic gearbox available for all models.
- Sporty suspension with enhanced ride comfort, Electric Power Steering
With the sedan versions of the new BMW 3-Series now establishing a presence on the Australian market, the German brand
has announced the wagon version, known as "Touring", will be released locally during the final quarter 2012.
The new edition of the BMW 3 Series Touring makes its mark in the premium estate segment with its hallmark BMW dynamic
prowess, enhanced practicality and versatility, and a range of standard equipment features assembled to meet the
challenges of everyday life. The new carís larger interior is versatile and designed to adapt to everything its
customersí modern lifestyles can throw at it. In this role, the new BMW 3 Series Touring convinces equally as both a
sporty, elegant and dynamic way to eat up the miles and a comfortable and spacious vehicle for leisure pursuits.
Its harmonious proportions ensure the new BMW 3 Series Touring appears from every angle as if cut from a single mould
and proves that impressive practicality and dynamic design need not be mutually exclusive. The sweeping silhouette with
smoothly sloping roofline, side windows extending well back to the rear and a powerful rear end all combine to provide a
distinctive Touring 'character' and highlight the potential of the new BMW 3 Series variant at first glance.
Leading the way: more space for luggage and clever details
With 97 millimetres added to the carís overall length and 50 millimetres to its wheelbase, the new BMW 3 Series
Touring offers extra room for passengers and luggage alike. Plus, this space can be adapted for a variety of uses,
allowing the new car to turn its hand to a range of activities. A 35-litre increase in capacity (to 495 litres) means the
load compartment is competitive with its direct rivals. Standard equipment designed to meet the challenges of everyday
life, such as the 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench, the automatic tailgate with separate rear window opening, the
stainless steel protective strip on the comfortably low loading sill (62 centimetres from the ground), the separate
partition net and a luggage compartment cover that stows away neatly into an underfloor compartment highlight the ability
of the new BMW 3 Series Touring to adapt as required to the situation at hand.
Made-to-measure options like the adaptive attachment system with variable plug-in elements for the load compartment
floor, the hands-free tailgate opening function as part of the Comfort Access option, and the electrically pivoting
trailer coupling further enhance long-distance comfort and make it even easier to transport a variety of gear.
Alongside its extra practicality and versatility, the new BMW 3 Series Touring also benefits from enhanced ride
comfort, the availability of the new Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line equipment packages, and the materials and
colour concept familiar from the recently introduced 3 Series Sedan. An optional M Sport package will also be available
The range kicks off with the BMW 328i, 330d and 320d Touring
Agility and dynamic performance are among the other qualities which set the new BMW 3 Series Touring apart. Customers
can choose from three refined, economical and punchy engines at launch, all of which boast BMW TwinPower Turbo
technology. Alongside the new four-cylinder petrol unit developing 180 kW/245 hp and revised 2-litre diesel with 135
kW/184 hp, the line-up also includes an optimised six-cylinder diesel producing 190 kW/ 258 hp that combines sporty
dynamics with reduced fuel consumption and emissions. All engines fulfil the stipulations of the EU5 exhaust standard,
while the 320d diesel unit can be further optimised to meet EU6 specification, if desired. The Driving Experience Control
switch with ECO PRO mode, meanwhile, opens up extra fuel-saving potential for all engine variants.
A sporty six-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels in the four-cylinder models. And BMW also offers an
innovative eight-speed automatic transmission Ė fitted as standard in the six-cylinder diesel model Ė as an option. A
further option is the eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts on the steering wheel. Both transmission
variants link up with the fuel consumption-reducing Auto Start-Stop function.
Advanced suspension technology, featuring a large number of light-alloy components and new tuning, the torque
steer-free Electric Power Steering, an up to 40-kilogramme lighter overall weight and finely-balanced axle load
distribution set the seal on the carís dynamic concept. State-of-the-art electronic control systems enhance the dynamic
potential of the new BMW 3 Series Touring and help to ensure it displays the perfect combination of sporting prowess and
ride comfort. The new Touring can be ordered with M Sport suspension or the Adaptive M Sport suspension as an option.
In addition to its practicality and sporting dynamics, the fuel economy of the new BMW 3 Series Touring helps maximise
driving pleasure. The key here is the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, whose influence can be seen in virtually
every area of the new model. The intelligent lightweight construction concept, optimised aerodynamics and other measures
including the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Shift Indicator and on-demand operation of
ancillary components, ensure that the powerful BMW 3 Series Touring also boasts low fuel consumption and emissions. The
Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO mode offers further potential for fuel saving.
An extensive selection of driver assistance systems and mobility solutions, offered as standard or as options under
the BMW ConnectedDrive programme. One highlight of the range is the latest-generation full-colour Head-Up Display, which
projects key information onto the windscreen in sharp resolution. Included alongside an array of other comfort and
safety-enhancing assistance systems is extremely effective interface technology that allows extensive use of external
mobile phones and numerous Bluetooth office functions for internet based services.
The Apps option and the free BMW Connected app provide a gateway to services such as social networks, web radio and
the iPhone calendar function. Finally, information and office services along with travel and leisure planners further
enhance the individual convenience and comfort of travelling in the new BMW 3 Series Touring.