Thread: F30 Touring in Camo
08-11-2011, 12:40 PM #1
F30 Touring in Camo
Our spy photographers snapped a camo-clad 3 Series wagon undergoing testing. We assume that involves cramming it with groceries, puppies, hockey equipment and golf clubs. The 3 Series is due for its update, and we're excited to see what it looks like under all of that Starry Night-inspired camouflage. Now, if we could convince BMW to give us back the 5 Series Touring, we'd cut off our ear to show our gratitude.
Leaving aside the new styling highlights that will characterize the entire range of the next generation 3-Series like the concave body-side surfaces and the sharper front end, the Touring maintains the current model's sleek but not over the edge appearance with a heavily raked rear hatch.
The new Touring will grow slightly thanks to the longer wheelbase. The front-engine, rear-wheel drive architecture will remain similar to the current model's, with BMW offering its all-wheel drive system as an option on select engines.
Talking about the engine range, BMW will overhaul the powertrain package with the introduction of its brand-new 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines producing from 135HP to 245-horsepower, that will join the firm's straight-six turbo unit.
A variety of four-cylinder and six-cylinder diesel engines, and later on, a hybrid powertrain will also be on offer (depending of course on the market).
08-12-2011, 02:29 PM #2
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