If you're still smarting from the shock of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, we have good news for you. BMW has just fired up the configurator for the 2014 3 Series wagon. Prices start at $41,450, excluding an $895 destination and handling fee. The price tag will buy you a 328i xDrive Sports Wagon with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine boasting 241 horsepower paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. The automaker's xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is also standard, as is a fuel-saving auto start/stop function and 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-season run flat rubber.

Buyers can step up to Sport Line trim for $2,600, and doing so graces the 3 Wagon with 18-inch wheels, high-gloss black accents outdoors as well as a sport leather steering wheel, high-gloss or aluminum interior trim and a black signature key fob. Luxury Line trim will set you back $2,300 abd features chrome trim accents outdoors and wood trim inside along with other goodies. Buyers can also opt for Modern Line trim at $2,300, complete with a turbine-design 18-inch alloy wheel, matte chrome trim bits outdoors and a range of interior trim options.

Our favorite of the bunch? That would be M Sport trim. While the tweaks are largely aesthetic, we dig the notion of 8-way power adjustable sport seats indoors and exclusive M Estoril Blue paint outside. Expect to pay $3,950 for the pleasure. Head over to the BMW site to build your own.


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      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      At $10,000 less, the X1 remains the bargain in the BMW line-up..... that is, if you could call a $30k car with no navigation, no power seat, no backup camera, no leather, no sunroof, no autodimming mirror a bargain.
        J
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        For a crossover, it's seriously lacking in cargo room. With the seats up it has less room in the back than a Mazda3 and only a bit more with them folded. Why bother with a crossover when a regular hatch or wagon will do just as well?
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Not to mention interior materials on par with a base economy car.
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 1 Year Ago
      People complaining about AWD are just looking for reasons to complain. I'd complain about the value of the option packages first. BMWs are notorious for adding $15K or more to the sticker by adding just a few options, and the ROI, to me, just isn't there.
        jessesrq
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fixitfixitstop
        Unless you use a vehicle to make money - taxi, delivery vehicle, etc. - there is never an ROI. Luxury cars are about indulgence, and BMW lets you indulge as little or as much as you want to with the options.
      Rotation
      • 1 Year Ago
      Price seems a bit high, and bundling AWD is weird. But whatever, glad to see there will still be a wagon from BMW on offer.
        BG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rotation
        The AWD business is a great marketing gimmick. It is genuinely useful in the ice states but a lot of extra cost and complexity in the southern states. I always laugh when I visit Florida and see all the AWD BMWs driving around (and they have FL plates and no, they are not up north in February).
          Clark
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BG
          If it has a purpose and benefits somebody, then it's not a "marketing gimmick"! The problem may lay with the buyer's knowledge, not the goods being offered. And... there was a fair bit of flakage landing further south this winter.
      sckid213
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmm the new front end doesn't work as well on a wagon as the last-gen. The look lacks grace.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sckid213
        Agreed. The M-Sport front looks better. Then again the M-Sport front looks better on the sedan as well.
      brucec039
      • 1 Year Ago
      There is a rumor of an announcement the Volvo V60 wagon will be coming to the US soon. A T6 R design is also $50K but that\'s for 350hp and a 5 year warranty.
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brucec039
        So? Still has a front-drive chassis.
          askroon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carguy1701
          @Ocious Seriously dude. Try paying some more attention to the comments before replying ignorantly. He is talking about the V60 which is indeed based on a front-drive chassis. You're 0 for 2.
          Ocious
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carguy1701
          NO you're on the wrong page buddy, this is a RWD BMW the front wheel drive chassis are Audi's or VWs.
      PJPHughes
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let\'s just hope they list the 328d up there soon too. I do hope it\'s going to be a reality...even if it should be called a 320d, like everywhere else in the world!
      Dwayne Hicks
      • 1 Year Ago
      As mentioned already, you can now snag a BMW X1 which is basically a wagon but has the same engines as the 3 series. The BMW X1 sDrive28i starts at $30,800 with the turbo 240HP engine. Save yourself $10 Large.
      Hello, Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not understanding BMW pricing on this one. Why is this almost $3K more than the X3.
        Hello, Brian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hello, Brian
        It's almost as if they priced it to sell more X3s and to be able to say to Americans "we told you wagons don't sell in America."
        ShrinerMonkey
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hello, Brian
        Part of the reason is the X3 is built in the U.S., the other is standard equipment.
      A P
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dreary is and dreary does....stupid to bring the wagon here. The yuppie barely-can-afford-to lease crowd wont buy one and those that can afford to buy one outright (older folks) dont buy wagons. In fact, Americans dont like wagons. What a turd.
        Brewman15
        • 1 Year Ago
        @A P
        Speak for yourself. I drive a 20 year old turbo Volvo station wagon. I refuse to give it up because I can\'t find another car as good to replace it. My wife and I are shopping for used cars rather than new for her because we want a stick-shift and need a wagon. Nothing new on the market offers that (apart from VW jetta TDI) so, we\'re looking at used Volvo V70s and Subaru Legacy wagons. My personal opinion is Americans like wagons, but car dealerships think Americans don\'t like wagons. Since most cars in America are bought off dealer lots rather than ordered, most Americans just settle for what is on the lot, which are SUVs or sedans... (again) because that is what the dealer thinks Americans want. It\'s made worse by the fact that usually all the factory incentives and promotions are for dealer stock and not new car orders.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can I get a manual transmission on it? No? No thanks.
        mikemaj82
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        I guess saying you've got a manual in a wagon makes you more of a man..
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mikemaj82
          This. If you have to rely on a manual transmission to feel secure about your masculinity, you have issues.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mikemaj82
          It has nothing to do with masculinity, everything to do with being more fun. Driving an automatic is a soul-crushing experience. BMW goes through all that effort to make the driver feel connected to the car (50/50 weight, battery in the trunk, no spare, etc), then they ruin all their hard work with a slushbox. If I wanted a boring, disconnected driving experience, I'd go buy a Camry or similar.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      max
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why don't you all stop complaining and at least be glad that BMW even bothers to sell wagon in USA. Every time i hear the same crap over and over, "OHHH it doesn't have a manual" or "OHHH, it doesn't have RWD" or "Ohhh it's not a Diesel". My only gripe about it is that i simply can't afford this thing, otherwise i would have been hollering at my local BMW dealers to get my hands on one. Look at the CTS wagon, it simply didn't sell, but i bet their SUVs are doing FANTASTIC! You all wanted a sports wagon from BMW, now shut the hell up and put your money where your mouth is and BUY IT!
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @max
        Good point....but AB wagon lovers are the fringe of society.......most are too busy trying to figure out a way to default on their student loans they took out for an education that has no job market value in the US. They now spend their days railing over how dumb Americans really are for not buy cars in the European model and making fun of Americans that have a job.
        Zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @max
        The problem is that buy dumbing these down, we won't buy them and neither will anyone else. Then they'll say no one guys wagons. It's not our fault then.
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