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Old 10-31-2012, 10:07 AM
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F31 update

Hi all,

Been looking around but can't find any confirmed dates for f31s becoming available/spec-able. Last I heard was beginning of 2013. Can anyone confirm?

I'm primarily focused on discovering whether a 328i wagon in 6-speed manual is on the horizon.
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It will arrive in showrooms in the spring of 2013. No mention of a 6 speed, probably won't make it to the US unless we can convince BMW otherwise.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=631350

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:06 PM
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I wonder how many of us would need to petition them to get a stick. E91 6MTs are thin on the ground too
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:44 AM
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It's going to be dissapointing if the f31 does not offer a manual trans on any model line. Well, I will continue patiently waiting
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:17 AM
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I wonder how many of us would need to petition them to get a stick. E91 6MTs are thin on the ground too
Good question. Does anyone know how many E91 tourings are sold per year?

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:31 AM
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Good question. Does anyone know how many E91 tourings are sold per year?
It's never been very big. Tracking some stuff through wikipedia, I discovered a press release from 2002 noting about 3500 sales - but that's out of a total of over 110K 3-series sales. Other years appear similar; around 3000 wagons per year fairly equally divided between 325i and 325xi.
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Honestly,
Given the X1 I'm somewhat surprised they are even brining the F31 to the US at all.

And X1 is slush box only.
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I'm 99% sure that the 3er touring will only be offered with the automatic in the US. Heck, I think that was even in the US press release material.

If you want a practical, luxury hatch or wagon with 3 pedals, may I suggest the Audi A3?
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