2012 BMW 3-Series was spy photographed in Germany

2012 BMW 3-Series was spy photographed in Germany

Since the E30 from the late 1980s, BMW has been continuously interested in providing its customers a station wagon version of its most famous model series under the Touring nameplate, on the real basis that not everyone may want a high-riding SUV in order to justify the needs for more space. The most recent spy photographs show the Touring model wrapped in plastic camo, but it is obvious that it maintains the current model's sleek but not over the edge appearance featuring a heavily raked rear hatch. Previous spy shots have revealed the next traditional four-door sedan as well as the newest arrival in the 3-Series range, embodied by the five-door GT liftback.
Largely due to its longer wheelbase, the new Touring is likely to grow slightly, while the front-engine and the rear-wheel drive architecture is going to remain the same as the current model's, but an all-wheel drive system will be provided as an option on select engines. The powertrain package will be overhauled by the introduction of BMW's brand-new 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines that are able to deliver from 135 HP to 245 HP, thus joining the firm's straight-six turbo unit. Via a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic transmission, power will be transferred to the wheels. A hybrid powertrain together with four- and six-cylinder diesel engines will be also available on offer.
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