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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:26 AM
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Nothing confirmed but I won't be surprised. The take rate for manuals is so low it is hard for BMW to justify building them.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:58 AM
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I understand. Someone had previously mentioned no manuals as if it was fact.

I won't be surprised, but will be dissapointed if no manual is available. I'm considering buying a 300hp 5-speed manual AWD wagon right now - however, it's 8 years old and has some miles on it
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:23 PM
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Tim, thanks for the info. I am looking forward to additional details.


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Pricing should be coming out before the Detroit auto show. I would expect it any day now.

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Hey Guys. First post here.
I am wondering if there is any updated info. We took Euro Delivery on my wifes 2004 wagon and it now has 200,000+ miles so we would like to do it again but cannot get any info on when the new wagon will be available.
One more quick question if I may. I know that we get the car cheaper by taking Euro Delivery but I have heard that BMW club members get a discount when buying a new car. Does anyone know if that is correct and if so, would we get that discount (by becoming a member) in addition to the Euro Delivery price?
Thanks in advance, Rich
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:47 PM
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Hey Guys. First post here.
I am wondering if there is any updated info. We took Euro Delivery on my wifes 2004 wagon and it now has 200,000+ miles so we would like to do it again but cannot get any info on when the new wagon will be available.
Welcome to Bimmerfest! It is coming to US dealers this spring. Exact dates and pricing are not yet out, they might come out during the Detroit Auto Show this coming week. If they do we'll have them for you.


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One more quick question if I may. I know that we get the car cheaper by taking Euro Delivery but I have heard that BMW club members get a discount when buying a new car. Does anyone know if that is correct and if so, would we get that discount (by becoming a member) in addition to the Euro Delivery price?
Thanks in advance, Rich
You can get better pricing on euro delivery and there is a discount for BMW CCA members but I think you have to be a member for so many years before you get the discount.

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The $500 rebate (on a 3 series) for BMWCCA members only requires an uninterrupted membership for 12 mo prior to purchase.

http://www.bmwcca.org/vehicle_rebate

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Thanks guys
Looking forward to more info when it becomes available.
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It's unreal how far we've gotten with no final information on this.....this vehicle has been in europe for quite some time now.
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It's unreal how far we've gotten with no final information on this.....this vehicle has been in europe for quite some time now.
Not really. BMW did the same thing with the M5 and a few other cars (that I can't remember right now). An interesting note they did add the F31 sport wagon to the list of cars they're showing off in Detroit.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=664605

It wasn't on the list originally so they might surprise us and drop pricing. I'll be there so any news that comes out will go right on the site.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:35 AM
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Tim,

I know it' sa long shot but...

Give me a manual or give me death!

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P.s. Or maybe I'll just go buy a 2010 535xit...
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i want the details on the new diesel engine offerings.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:02 PM
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Some good news!
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BMW also plans to introduce three new diesel models to the U.S. in 2013, in addition to the highly successful BMW X5 35d, which reported a sales increase of 39% last year to over 10,000 vehicles (10,276). The 4-cylinder diesel will premiere in the 3 Series Sedan and Touring and the new 6-cylinder diesel will make its debut in the 5 Series. For the first time ever in the U.S., diesel AWD will be offered in the BMW 5 Series.
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Good news re: the diesel offerings, but any other news from NAIAS yet regarding pricing, availability and, most importantly, TRANSMISSION options?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:18 PM
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I'm even bowing out now on the manual option being a requirement, just give me some specs and a date i can get in and drive one....

P.s. going to the black tie philly auto show next weekend - if there's one there I'll climb in the trunk just to get a feel for the cargo room

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The info that came out in Sep of last year only listed the 8AT transmission to be offered with the US diesels.
And the 530xd is only available with the 8AT in the rest of the world.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:25 AM
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Hi All

I just joined yesterday because i was planning on purchasing the 3 series wagon when its released. There is a small clip from Detroit on the 3 series wagon. Its announced as 328i x drive (same as previous generation). Hope more information comes out.

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It's not going to be offered with X drive only I hope. Anyone know?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:40 AM
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Here is more info from Autotrader

http://www.autotrader.com/research/a...-auto-show.jsp

Looks like only 1 engine choice available and either rear or all wheel drive.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:52 AM
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Another Web site showed the 3 Series Touring will have a diesel option in the 2nd half of 2013. Not sure how legitimate this is.

The slide you see below was reportedly taken during a BMWNA meeting and it reveals the upcoming diesel model lineup and schedule:

• F30 3 Series sedan diesel - first half 2013
• F31 3 Series touring - second half 2013
• F10 5 Series diesel - third quarter 2013
• X5d diesel - end of 2013
• 7 Series diesel - first half 2014
• X3d diesel - first half 2014
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just had it confirmed by somebody who knows, the f31 diesel will be xdrive only.
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just had it confirmed by somebody who knows, the f31 diesel will be xdrive only.
I find it very hard to believe that BMW would have omitted that by mistake in the press release.

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Detroit. The BMW Group intends to grow in the U.S. in the current year. "We are confident that we will continue our success in our largest single market in 2013. Here and worldwide, we are expanding our global vehicle portfolio with attractive new models such as the BMW M6 Gran Coupé and the BMW 4 Series Coupé, said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW, on Monday at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Last year, the BMW Group reported its best year ever in the United States with over 347,000 vehicles sold - an increase of 13.8%.

Worldwide, the BMW Group also expects sales to increase in 2013:
"We aspire to a sales increase again in 2013 and a new record in terms of deliveries, even if the conditions, particularly in some European markets are still challenging", said Robertson. The BMW Group sold more BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles worldwide in 2012 than ever before in its history. A total of 1,845,186 (PY: 1,668,982) vehicles were delivered, an increase of 10.6% compared to the previous record in 2011.

The U.S. market is likely to continue to grow in the current year, according to Robertson: "In 2013 we expect a growth of approximately 5% in the total market to approximately 15 million units." Further growth at the BMW Group in the U.S. is expected to be driven through new products such as the BMW 320i and the BMW 3 Series Touring with xDrive in 2013. The BMW 3 Series accounts for almost half of all BMW vehicles sold in the U.S. and is also the market leader in its segment.

BMW also plans to introduce three new diesel models to the U.S. in 2013, in addition to the highly successful BMW X5 35d, which reported a sales increase of 39% last year to over 10,000 vehicles (10,276). The 4-cylinder diesel will premiere in the 3 Series Sedan and Touring and the new 6-cylinder diesel will make its debut in the 5 Series. For the first time ever in the U.S., diesel AWD will be offered in the BMW 5 Series.

The U.S. is home to the production of the BMW X3, X5 and X6 vehicles at Plant Spartanburg, South Carolina, which makes BMW the biggest vehicle exporter of North America to non-NAFTA countries. The Spartanburg plant achieved a new milestone and its largest annual production volume in its history in 2012 with 301,519 vehicles produced, a nearly 90% increase in production since the 2010 factory expansion. The capacity will be increased to 350,000 units over the medium term.
Yes they do say the F31 will be available with xDrive, but no mention of an F31 d with xDrive.

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More telling, they don't mention a F31 without xdrive. My info is correct, unfortunately...i was hoping to do Euro delivery in my diesel wagon, but I have no use for all wheel drive.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:18 AM
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I need to understand the spec'ing of the diesel engine but I might find it very favorable in an AWD car. The ability to avoid DSC intervention due to the amount of torque makes daily driving much more pleasant and if we're talking about a 3-series wagon rocking decent power and low 30s fuel economy with AWD, then I'm very pleased and I will at least consider it if the automatic is quite good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:09 AM
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So it doesn't look good at all for a manual transmission from what I can tell.

It sure would be nice to be able to configure a wagon on the BMW site; does anyone know when we might be able to do so? Or at least have pricing info & availability (other than "Spring 2013")?
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