BMW introduced 3-Series Touring in FrankfurtSeptember 10, 2019
Despite the fact that the model was introduced a few days ago, the Bavarians still brought a novelty to the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new 3-Series Touring is slightly larger than its predecessor, its length is 4709 mm, its width is 1827 mm, and its height is 1470 mm. The wheelbase has also been increased by 41 mm – up to 2851 mm. Like the sedan, the new 3-Series Touring has a sharp front with aggressive headlights, large grilles and horizontal T-shaped front air intakes in the Sport Line and Luxury Line versions. Roof rails are also available as standard.
The interior boasts a newly designed leather sports steering wheel as standard. Passengers in the new 3-Series Touring are greeted with increased shoulder space at the front, an improved stockroom for all passengers and a large legroom for those in the rear. Other important features of the car include an electric rear door and a cargo compartment, which is 112 mm wider than the previous model. In general, the trunk can hold 500 liters, which is 5 liters more than its predecessor. The load capacity is increased to 1510 liters with the second row of seats folded.
Three gasoline and three diesel units will be available for the Touring modification, although they will not be available in all markets.
The gasoline engine range begins with two four-cylinder units: the 320i Touring with 184 hp. and 258 hp in the BMW 330i Touring version. At the top of the gasoline range is a 374-hp six-cylinder engine found in the BMW M340i xDrive Touring. As for diesel engines, the 318d Touring and 320d Touring have two four-cylinder units with 150 and 190 hp. respectively. The six-cylinder diesel engine with maximum performance is installed in the 330d xDrive Touring and develops 265 hp.
The aforementioned four-cylinder diesel models come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, but can be complemented by an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. All other 3-Series Touring models come standard with an automatic.
The German automaker says the new BMW 3-Series Touring will be much sportier than its predecessor, partly due to its low center of gravity and excellent 50:50 weight distribution. The rigidity of the car body increased by about 25%, new shock absorbers are standard, but customers can choose the M Sport suspension, which reduces the height of the car by 10 mm. An adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and M Sport brakes with four-piston calipers on the front axle are also available.
The salon will be presented in several finishes: Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport. The car will be sold in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The model will arrive at dealerships on September 28th.
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