BMW builds a great wagon. You would be forgiven for forgetting that, what with the recent product lineup featuring the ugly duckling, hunchback-shaped 5 Series GT and physics-defying X6. Over yonder Atlantic pond, the European market gets to play with the 5 Series Touring while we're left to wait for an updated 3 Series Touring. Looks like our wait is nearly over.

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.

Try to find the revised lines of the next generation BMW 3 Series Touring by clicking through the gallery.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm really glad that we'll get a taste of the wagon.... I thought that they were going to replace it with some sort of 3 GT. Anyway, BMW are some of my favorite cars on sale in the US, and for good reason. They make some of the most driver oriented, fun to drive cars around. A 6 speed manual wagon with a turbo inline six.... can anyone say FUN? MB doesn't een bother bringing over a C wagon, and Audi's A4 wagon is terribly underpowered and doesn't even come with a manual! BMW FTW!
      RocketRed
      • 3 Years Ago
      The locomotive schnoz is not promising. The EU pedestrian-safety rules are a worse tragedy for car design than the old 5-mph bumpers.
      Alma V. Hassan
      • 3 Years Ago
      No one builds wagons like Audi does. The wagons that come outta BMW and Mercedes just look plain weird.
        Zoom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alma V. Hassan
        You're too funny. The a4 avant is plainly anonymous. And Audi can't build a drivers car like BMW can.
          Trevor
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Zoom
          """ my 328i is more fun than an S5"""''.................. YEAH SURE IT IS........ give me a break
          Saminlp
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Zoom
          ...and you're plainly biased. The current A4 Avant is gorgeous and no more anonymous than a damn 3-series I mean seriously... On the same token BMW can't design or construct interiors like Audi can so there is always a trade-off. I can't imagine paying that kinda of money for either though.
          Saminlp
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Zoom
          This quote from CAR puts it nicely, "Much cleaner in appearance than the 3 Series or C-Class estates, the Avant’s initially low key design merits closer examination and will delight the aesthetically literate."
      RudyH
      • 3 Years Ago
      'BMW builds a great wagon.' Audi makes the best wagon - as it often comes with 'RS' badging.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is likely my next car. I am so happy we are getting the Touring.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      wasabii
      • 3 Years Ago
      "we'd cut off our ear to show our gratitude." I see what you did there...
      ted
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody know which chassis will be used for the wagon: the standard coupe/sedan or the longer wheelbase GT/china L?
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front seat passenger looks pissed at the driver.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Bruno Tata
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice looking from what I can tell. The problem with 3 series wagons in the US is that you have a hard time seeing one on the lot. It's hard to sell many of something people can't drive and look at in person first. If you're a car guy but need more space than a sedan it's the way to go. But if you are willing to give up some handling in return for better visability, a more upright seating position, rough road/curb hopping/pothole capability, and superior resale, then the X3 might be the safer route here. I was finding barely used 328i wagons for sale last year when shopping for just over $21,000, about half what they went for new. 3 years old, low miles. Even the mediocre old X3's were holding value pretty good even though they were due for replacement.
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