Say what you will about BMW’s obsession with launching SUVs of all shapes and sizes to take advantage of the segment’s boom, but it still knows how to craft a great wagon. Addressing a declining market that doesn’t believe sport utility vehicles are the answer to everything, the 3 Series Touring recently received a Life Cycle Impulse bringing slight changes to the exterior and iDrive 8 to the exterior. interior.

The video opposite focuses on a 330i in xDrive trim, but if you don’t really need all-wheel drive, BMW will be happy to sell you the Touring version in RWD trim. Painted in mineral white metallic and equipped with the optional M Sport package, the chic family car looks great. It has the 50 years of M anniversary badging and Shadowline upgrades to black out the grille and other body surfaces.

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The gas wagon sits nicely on 19-inch wheels with a two-spoke layout and a two-tone design. As with most 3-Series LCI videos we’ve seen recently, this is a high spec setup with a panoramic sunroof and adaptive LED headlights. The red brake calipers provide a contrasting effect, and we could say the same of the glossy dark trim on a white body.

If you’re not too fond of the styling changes brought by the LCI, rumor has it that BMW will update the styling of the car yet again in the coming years. It is believed that all cars made from July 2024 will get minor cosmetic changes, which will come with an optional illuminated grille. Engines would have to be modified to meet Euro 7 standards and also comply with stricter US regulations.

The G21 is expected to remain on sale until early 2027 or two more years than originally planned. Therefore, the G81 M3 Touring will also benefit from an extended service life. That means you have plenty of time to buy the long-roof 3 Series in the current format. Despite the arrival of the Neue Klasse in 2025 with an electric 3 Series, the 3er next-gen will retain its CLAR platform and combustion engines.

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