The new BMW 3 Series Touring
The new edition of the BMW 3 Series Touring makes its mark in the premium sports estate segment. The new car’s interior is larger. With 97 millimetres added to the car’s overall length and 50 millimetres to its wheelbase, the new BMW 3 Series Touring offers extra room for passengers and luggage alike. A 35-litre increase in capacity (to 495 litres) means the load compartment can offer more space than any of the Touring’s rivals. Standard equipment includes 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench, the automatic tailgate with separate rear window opening, the stainless steel protective strip on the loading sill (62 centimetres from the ground), the separate partition net and a luggage compartment cover that stows away neatly into an underfloor compartment.
Made-to-measure options like the adaptive attachment system with variable plug-in elements for the load compartment floor, the hands-free tailgate opening function as part of the Comfort Access option, and the electrically pivoting trailer coupling further enhance long-distance comfort and make it even easier to transport a variety of gear.
An optional M Sport package will also be available from launch.
Customers can choose from three engines at launch, all of which boast
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Alongside the new four-cylinder petrol unit developing 245 hp and revised 2-litre diesel with 184 hp, the line-up also includes a six-cylinder diesel producing 258 hp. All engines fulfil the stipulations of the EU5 exhaust standard, while the 320d diesel unit can be further optimised to meet EU6 specification, if desired. The Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO mode, meanwhile, opens up extra fuel-saving potential for all engine variants.
A six-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels in the four-cylinder models. And BMW also offers an eight-speed automatic transmission – fitted as standard in the six-cylinder diesel model – as an option. A further option is the eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts on the steering wheel. Both transmission variants link up with the fuel consumption-reducing Auto Start-Stop function.
The new three-door BMW 1 Series
A Second body variant will be added to the new BMW 1 Series. The new 3 door hatchback model will be added to the line-up and feature a M 135i edition. Below are some of the highlights of the new 1-Series
- New three-door BMW 1 Series will have unique appearance thanks to dynamically stretched side line; Wide doors with frameless windows; Side sill line extending to the front, underscoring the dynamically stretched character of the vehicle’s silhouette.
- Available in BMW Sport Line, BMW Urban Line and M Sport Package; BMW M135i with model-specific exterior and interior design directly attuned to the technical requirements.
- Interior features increased body length (+85 millimetres), wheelbase (+30 millimetres), track width (front: + 51, rear +72 millimetres) and width (+17 millimetres) in comparison to the predecessor model, with vehicle height remaining the same; Choice of two or three seats respectively at the rear, 21 millimetres more legroom at the rear, luggage compartment increased by 30 litres to 360 litres; Storage capacity of up to 1 200 litres thanks to foldable rear seat back (40 : 20 : 40 split folding optional).
- Widened choice of petrol and diesel engines featuring
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology; BMW 114i as new entry-level version with 75 kW/102 hp; Also available at market launch:
BMW 116i (100 kW/136 hp), BMW 125i (160 kW/218 hp),
BMW 116d (85 kW/116 hp), BMW 118d (105 kW/143 hp) and the
BMW 125d (160 kW/218 hp) and the BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition with 85 kW/116 hp, additional fuel efficiency measures and a CO2 emissions level of 99 g/km in the EU test cycle.
- First ever BMW M Performance automobile to feature a petrol engine: BMW M135i with a 3-litre, straight six-cylinder engine and 235 kW/320 hp as well as M-characteristic suspension components and aerodynamically optimised body features.
- Also available from November 2012: BMW 118i (125 kW/170 hp),
BMW 120d (135 kW/184 hp) as well as intelligent four-wheel drive
BMW xDrive featured for the first time in the BMW 1 Series on the models BMW M135i xDrive and BMW 120d xDrive; BMW xDrive simultaneously available also for the 5-door version of the
BMW 1 Series.
- All engine variants come with optimised six-speed manual transmissions as standard; or optional eight-speed automatic transmission or eight-speed automatic sports transmission;