New BMW 3-series Touring revealed to rival Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-class Property – EAST AUTO NEWS

New BMW 3-series Touring revealed to rival Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-class Property

BMW has revealed particulars of the brand new 3-series Touring, following the saloon’s arrival to market and bringing with it a wider collection of powertrains in addition. As a ubiquitous premium household automotive within the UK, the BMW 3-series Touring’s sheer breadth of potential has at all times been core to its desirability, one thing that BMW is hoping this new mannequin will solely construct upon. Additionally new for the brand new 3-series is the primary actual range-topping ‘efficiency’ model within the type of the 369bhp M340i Touring, which is able to lastly give BMW a rival to the Audi S4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C43 Property.

Beginning with the fundamentals, the brand new G21-generation 3-series has a bigger bodyshell, wrapped excessive of the CLAR modular platform that underpins all the things from the BMW Z4 proper via to the X7 SUV. At 4709mm, the brand new Touring is 76mm longer than the previous-generation F31, however nonetheless sits barely shorter than a present Audi A4 Avant.

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Design-wise, the brand new Touring is equivalent to the saloon from the B-pillar forwards, however the rear is all new, accentuating the property physique’s width on account of wider and fuller surfacing in and across the new tailgate. The three-series’ separate glass tailgate additionally stays, giving entry to the complete boot area in even the tightest of spots.

The remainder of the bundle stays trustworthy to the saloon, however will introduce additional engine and specification variants to each Touring and saloon fashions. One such variant would be the eagerly awaited M340i – the primary M Efficiency variant of a 3-series, and certainly the primary efficiency model of a 3-series Touring within the mannequin’s lengthy and various historical past. That mannequin will characteristic a 3-litre B58 turbocharged straight-six with 369bhp, paired to an xDrive all-wheel-drive system and eight-speed computerized transmission. It’ll be aimed mainly on the Mercedes-AMG C43 and incoming Audi S4 TDi, the latter choosing up a brand new mild-hybrid diesel powertrain for the primary time.

This technology of 3-series Touring may even see the primary Touring plug-in hybrid within the BMW vary, with the incoming 330e to be supplied in each saloon and Touring varieties when it arrives in 2020. For the second, SE, Sport and M Sport trim ranges will probably be accessible on all 320i, 320d, 330i and 330d variants, and topped with a brand new M Sport Plus Version particular to the UK, combining the M Sport’s customary gear checklist with extra options resembling adaptive dampers, M Sport brakes and an M Sport limited-slip differential (the latter on 330i and 330d fashions solely). Three additional BMW Particular person paint finishes will probably be elective, with a bespoke set of black painted 19-inch alloy wheels finishing the aesthetic overhaul.

The brand new 3-series Touring will probably be revealed later this month, with gross sales kicking off on the finish of September this yr. Though the chance of an M3 Touring nonetheless stays an unlikely proposition, the brand new M340i Touring not less than makes up for BMW’s historic lack of a efficiency 3-series property past flagship powertrain choices.

New BMW 3-series Touring revealed to rival Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-class Property – EAST AUTO NEWS


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