BMW invited a few US journalists over to Europe to test drive the F31 Sport Wagon. The wagons driven were Euro spec, with US wagon enthusiasts being forced to wait until the spring of 2013 for the 3 series touring to make it state side.
The 328i sport wagon will share the engine and suspension from the 328i sedan, the question is how will it drive with the extra weight and length of the wagon.
|These attributes seem especially well suited to this version of the Sports Wagon. We drove this car in tandem with the 2013 BMW X1, and while BMW has done a fine job of making its compact crossover feel like a sedan, you can't quite beat the laws of physics and the benefits of the latest-generation chassis technology. With its lower center of gravity and beautifully resolved setup, the Sports Wagon offers a level of driving pleasure that no SUV can match. The ride quality is excellent, and on the twisting back roads of our German test route, the 3 Series revealed all the poise, agility and fluency expected of a car in this price range. It was a reminder why, despite the rise of the SUV, wagons remain so popular in Europe.|
It appears that BMW has another hit on its hands. I'm glad the F31 is making it to the US, I'd much rather have a bunch of F31 sport sedans on the road then SUVs.
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