Two Touring models, the 320i and 325i, will be available here and it will rival cars such as the Audi A4 Avant and Volvo V50.
3 Series Touring to be launched in December
The Touring is largely identical to the sedan from the front to the A-pillars.
It is 42 mm longer, at 4 520 mm, than the previous model, 78 mm wider at 1 817 mm and 9 mm higher at 1 418 mm. The wheelbase is stretched a further 35 mm to 2 760 mm.
Furthermore the Touring's enlarged luggage area grows to 460-litres. By folding the rear 60/40 split fold backrest, up to 1 385-litres of luggage space is available on an almost totally flat loading floor.
According to BMW there are a number of innovative ideas for this model. The luggage compartment cover for example, automatically moves up together with the flip-up rear window in order to facilitate loading at the rear.
Thanks to run-flat tyres, overall weight is optimised and luggage space increases, with an additional storage box beneath the floor of the luggage compartment.
320i 6-speed Manual: R265 000
325i 6-speed Manual: R306 000
320i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R278 000
325i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R319 000
320i 6-speed Manual: R282 600
325i 6-speed Manual: R324 200
320i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R295 600
325i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R337 200
320i 6-speed Manual: R284 900
325i 6-speed Manual: R321 600
320i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R297 900
325i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R334 600