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Hatchbacks and Touring had always been a popular choice for Europeans because they are more flexible then a sedans and carries just as much as an SUV and in may cases more fuel efficient. Touring, Sport-wagons and shooting brakes generally lags behind in sales compared to sedans and SUVs here in North America, perhaps with the introduction of this sportier looking and even more efficient new BMW 3 Series Touring; the future may be different.

Some Facts:
No Confirmation to which Models will be available to the Canadian Market.
Available in Modern Line, Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport package
Rear seats offer 40:20:40 split
Rear window opens separately from automatic tailgate
Available with full glass panoramic sunroof
Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Detection most likely through a Technology Package

When compared to E91 3 Series Touring:
37mm (1.46 inch) wider front track
48mm (1.85 inch) wider rear track
97mm (3.66 inch) longer
50mm (1.96 inch) longer wheelbase
Total 495 liters of cargo room – 10% more cargo volume with rear seats up and folded.

Pricing:
None yet for the Canadian Market, will post once we have it.

Notes:
Have a look at the full gallery after the jump, take a look at the iDrive screen and pay attention to the updated iDrive interface. We think the colors might be customizable.