German premium automaker BMW Ag has just unveiled the latest 3 Series Sports Wagon and announced that it will be sold to the U.S. customers as early as spring of 2013.
Powertrains and pricing will be announced closer to launch but expect to see a similar specifications to what is already offered with the sedan.
We could see the new Sports Wagon with the 2.0-liter four making 240 hp, a 300-hp 335i with the 3.0-liter turbo six, and a 330d with a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo-diesel making 258 hp.
The new car is larger than the current model, and boasts 10 percent more cargo volume according to BMW. As with the 3 Series sedan, the wagon will be available in Sport, Luxury, and Modern lines, as well as an M Sport Line, each with a unique approach to their interior and exterior trim.
Depending on the model, the BMW 3-series Sports Wagon is about 175 pounds heavier than its sedan counterpart. That’s partly due to the extra glass and steel, but it can also be traced back to extra equipment that makes life with this station wagon even more pleasant.
BMW Assist, a globally unique mobility service, comprises among other features a telephone information service and BMW’s industry-leading enhanced Automatic Collision Notification function with automatic detection of the vehicle location. BMW Assist also includes Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.