Now we just have to pray it comes stateside.
We've seen numerous spy shots of the next generation BMW 3 Series, codenamed the G20. The G20 will look to pick up where the F30 left off, with a range of turbocharged engines as well as the expected addition of a plug-in and fully electric model. The 3 Series will obviously be sold as a sedan, but like previous generations it will have a number of spinoff models. BMW currently sells an estate version of the 3 Series called the Sport Wagon, and recent spy shots give us a hint of what the next generation model will look like.
From what we can tell on the camouflaged test mule, the 3 Series Sport Wagon will look a bit like a shrunken down version of the 5 Series Touring, which is not sold in the US. Engines will be shared with the sedan, which has yet to be revealed. Expect a handful of diesel engines in Europe, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and possibly a sporty M340i version. Though it is highly unexpected, we'd love to see BMW build an M3 wagon this time around. Though many aftermarket attempts and factory prototypes exist, BMW has never sold a wagon version of the M3 to the public.
We are happy to see BMW continue to build a wagon version of the 3 Series, despite the popularity of SUV models like the X3 and X4. Hopefully this new 3 Series wagon will be brought to the US to replace the current model.