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BMW 3 Series, Wagon
Jun 20, 1999 (3:57 am)
I just read the Sunday Chicago Tribune (June 20)
and they showed a picture of a BMW 3 Series wagon
and stated it will be offered in early 2000. The
playing field is starting to get real interesting.
Anyone know anymore about this car?
#2 of 346 Re: mluikey
Jun 29, 1999 (3:32 am)
Check out the bmw.com website, rather than bmwusa.com. I found photos and some info on the 3-series wagon (now offered in Europe only).
#3 of 346 BMW 3-Wagon
Aug 10, 1999 (4:06 am)
Autoweek (or is it Motorweek) recently had an article about BMW's new US offerings. I currently drive a 95 525iT (wagon) and have been toying around the idea of upgrading to a new 528iT or 540iT. They're very expensive, so I might also be interested in the new 3-wagons.
The global BMW website (previously mentioned) has some pictures of the 3-wagon, and I'm not as wild about the styling. I'm also unsure about the cargo space compared to the 5-series.
Regardless, soon as a local dealer gets one, I'll be there asking for a testdrive.
#4 of 346 When, how much??
Sep 21, 1999 (12:27 am)
Has anyone heard of an official release date for the 3-series wagon? Will it be available in the 323 and 328 levels? has anyone read any reviews? any web sites that have the specs?
Just curious about this car,
#6 of 346 Car & Driver
Sep 27, 1999 (5:48 pm)
C&D reviewed the wagon in their latest mag. Unfortunately, it will be available with the 323 (2.5l) engine only. Price is a hair under 30K before options. Wasn't clear from the article what the performance numbers would be as it looks like they actually drove the 328 version - available in Europe only.
I had ruled out the 3 series because of lack of rear seat room. But in the wagon they've moved the rear seat back an inch, which should help a lot.
Plus, with the added weight in the back they come closer to 50/50 weight distribution. Perhaps the wagon will out-handle the sedan??
#7 of 346 It's NOT coming!!!
Sep 28, 1999 (8:14 pm)
I just stopped by a local BMW dealer here in southern California to ask about the 3-series wagon. He said that BMW has pulled the plug on bringing the 3-series wagon to the USA. His reasoning was that with the new X5 and the slow sales of the 528 wagon, they were not going to further dilute their market by bringing in the new wagon.
#8 of 346 Oh well ( rumor? )
Oct 06, 1999 (9:48 pm)
I guess I will run out and get my Avant, I was waiting to look at a 3 wagon only because I like the design and already have a A4 in the family ( amazing car ).
Is this confirmed or just another rumor?
#9 of 346 Who know's for sure?
Oct 07, 1999 (3:26 am)
I stopped by 2 other local BMW dealers and got different answers.
1 said they will be manufactured starting June 2000 for intro into US as 2001 models in 325 and 330 model levels!!.
1 said intro into US later this model (2000) year. Anyone with more info, please contribute
Oct 08, 1999 (1:46 pm)
For what it is worth the 3 series wagon is listed in the EPA mileage guide for 2000. So it has been certified.