But will the wagon show up stateside?
At this year's Paris Motor Show, BMW pulled the wraps off the highly anticipated G20 generation 3 Series sedan. Unveiled in two trims, the 330i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 255 horsepower while the M340i has a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 382 hp. While the sedan was certainly impressive, now we must wait to see more variants of the car including the 4 Series Coupe and Convertible and the 3 Series Touring.
Thanks to leaked patent images and various spy shots of a camouflaged prototype, we have a pretty good indication of what the 3 Series Touring will look like. Like the sedan, the wagon will come by powered by a variety of engines, but if it remains like the current generation, the larger six-cylinder won't be available in the US.
A new report from L'Automobile Magazine claims that the 3 Series Touring will make its debut next year at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This report seems pretty accurate because the current 3 Series Touring is slated to end production in June 2019, a few months after the Geneva Motor Show.
Not much is known about the car, other than it will be longer than the current generation to better compete with the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class wagons. Like its sedan counterpart, the wagon will likely drop weight in its transition to the next generation. The big question on everyone's minds is whether the wagon will be sold in the US.
Wagon sales are less than stellar in the US, so it makes very little business sense for BMW to bring it stateside. Let's hope the carmaker thinks more with its heart than head on this one.