A new 3-Series sedan is definitely coming this year. The car will be introduced later this year at the Paris Motor Show first and then the model will land at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The hot sedan will not arrive alone though, because the Bavarian automaker works on the 2019 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon as well.
The wagon model is spied totally camouflaged. However, the slim camouflage doesn’t really hide anything at all, so it’s easy to notice what’s cooking. Just like the sedan sibling, the Sports Wagon will get the increased footprint. The exterior design has been drastically refreshed. The car hosts a new grille and slimmer headlights, as well as new low front openings. The rear end has a pair of identical slim taillights as the sedan. Below, the prototype gets dual exhaust tips and a more pronounced diffuser-styled bumper. The M version will, on the other hand, feature rectangular tips and most likely additional air inlets. The performance wagon will also use a special suspension and larger wheels with beefier brakes.
The 2019 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon will get a new treatment inside. The carmaker will host the iDrive 7.0 infotainment system and a new fully-digital instrument cluster. Wagon’s autonomous tech will match the 5-Series, while the owners should have remote-park feature.
BMW will most likely expand powertrain offer under the hood, while the existing 2.0-liter turbo mill should increase the output. Instead of today’s 248 hp the unit will pump out 260 ponies. The turbodiesel 2.0-liter unit will, on the other hand, stay limited to 180 horsepower. The automaker will definitely add a few hybrid options. As we’ve heard, the 2019 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon will borrow the drivetrain from the Mini Countryman. The unit combines a 1.5-liter turbo engine and an electric motor for a total output of 220 hp. BMW will reportedly add some kind of iPerformance wagon which will allegedly deliver around 300 hp thanks to the small help of an electric motor. The topping M 3-Series Wagon should use an updated version of the existing 3.0-liter turbo engine that’s going to pump out 375 horsepower. ZF’s eight-speed auto transmission will be standard across the range, while an all-wheel-drive comes as an option.