BMW 3-Series Touring going to the U.S. image

BMW is planning to introduce its 2013 3-Series Touring model into the United States, contrary to earlier reports which said that the version has a low demand.

The German based automaker BMW will introduce the 2013 3-Series Touring model into the United States in the nearby future, even if earlier reports were saying that the version was withheld from the North American auto market due to low demand. According to bmwblog.com, the Product Planning and Strategy manager from BMW, Paul Ferraiolo, has confirmed, during the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, the fact that the new 3-Series Touring, codenamed the F31, will be officially introduced to the North American market.

The guys at the bmwblog.com are also saying that the new generation of the BMW 3-Series Touring is expected to come with the new 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, in two configurations, first one with 181 horsepower and the second one with 241 horsepower. Next in the lineup will be the 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder unit, which will generate a total output of 315 horsepower and have a peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). A 2.0 liter diesel engine will also join the lineup, with its two configurations of 141 horsepower and 184 horsepower.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 which is scheduled to make its debut in the nearby future as a sedan is also expected to come with the wagon body on it and the model will be powered by a 3.0 liter engine and a 54 horsepower electric motor. Another possible hybrid version might also hit the market, with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel unit and a 15 kW electric motor, which will be developing a total output of 221 horsepower.