3 Series F31 Sport Wagon Configurator goes live on BMWUSA.com

by Bimmerfest.com Member - bayoucity on March 21, 2013, 8:03 pm
BMW 3 series sport wagon configurator

3 series wagon Configurator (including M-Sport) goes live !
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21 responses to 3 Series F31 Sport Wagon Configurator goes live on BMWUSA.com

floydarogers commented:
March 21, 2013, 10:53 pm

Saw that earlier - my build is a no-line with leather, Xenon, cold weather and DHP for around $49K, or a sport-line with same options for $51K. I do like the Estoril though...

Notice that there is no RWD (non-xDrive) available at this time?
bayoucity commented:
March 21, 2013, 11:27 pm

I also wonder what happened to 328d wagon?
tturedraider commented:
March 21, 2013, 11:38 pm

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Originally Posted by bayoucity View Post
I also wonder what happened to 328d wagon?
The fact that's it's not on the configurator yet doesn't mean it's not going to be.
flyingDman commented:
March 22, 2013, 3:21 pm

Total MSRP does not add up. $100 off...
OBS3SSION commented:
March 22, 2013, 3:27 pm

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Originally Posted by bayoucity View Post
I also wonder what happened to 328d wagon?
I think I bumped into something in the Internet saying the diesel will hit production a few months after the 328i. Maybe July/Aug?

My question is what will be the price difference. If there is a premium on the 328d price, plus the higher cost of diesel at the pump, I'm uncertain I'd see the return on investment in a 3-year lease. Maybe if the car was kept long-term: 6-8 years...
sr5959 commented:
March 22, 2013, 5:41 pm

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Originally Posted by floydarogers View Post
Saw that earlier - my build is a no-line with leather, Xenon, cold weather and DHP for around $49K, or a sport-line with same options for $51K. I do like the Estoril though...

Notice that there is no RWD (non-xDrive) available at this time?
As a no-line owner I definitely recommend you get the Sportline, well worth the extra.
bayoucity commented:
March 22, 2013, 5:48 pm

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Originally Posted by OBS3SSION View Post
I think I bumped into something in the Internet saying the diesel will hit production a few months after the 328i. Maybe July/Aug?
...
True that ! After some digging (courtesy of Jon Shafer, reference to the production chart below), both F31 328xi & F31 328xd have SOP of July 2013. Kudos to BMW for bringing petrol version across the pond a few months early.

m8o commented:
March 22, 2013, 11:10 pm

If SOP is the same for both F31s (xi and xd), I think the question of why the diesel isn't in the configurator yet is a valid one.
skilletbgm commented:
March 23, 2013, 10:03 pm

I'd be all over an F31 335i, even consider the xDrive if they had a 335 TT option. Why do they only offer the touring in the 328??....and why is it only xDrive now??....doesn't make sense to me.
JT///M3 commented:
March 25, 2013, 1:27 am

I almost want to wait another year to see if they come out with a 335xi and better interior choices. The current offering is really whack for the MSport.
Teemo Panda commented:
March 25, 2013, 3:10 am

Do you guys think it is a bit over priced?
SARAFIL commented:
March 25, 2013, 6:56 am

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Originally Posted by skilletbgm View Post
I'd be all over an F31 335i, even consider the xDrive if they had a 335 TT option. Why do they only offer the touring in the 328??....and why is it only xDrive now??....doesn't make sense to me.
Because there are all of 10 people that would buy the other versions.
OBS3SSION commented:
March 25, 2013, 10:11 am

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Originally Posted by m8o View Post
If SOP is the same for both F31s (xi and xd), I think the question of why the diesel isn't in the configurator yet is a valid one.
Yeah, I thought the diesel was a delayed production compared to the gasser. But if both start production at the same time, why aren't both options on the configurator?

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Originally Posted by skilletbgm View Post
I'd be all over an F31 335i, even consider the xDrive if they had a 335 TT option. Why do they only offer the touring in the 328??....and why is it only xDrive now??....doesn't make sense to me.
The cost of federalizing a car for the US market us HUGE. Since BMW will sell very few F31s compared to sedans and SUVs, they limit the number of body-style/powertrain/transmission combinations since each one needs to be federalized (crash tested, etc.) Hence we get stuck with what the BMW marketing wonks think they will sell the most of: automatic, 4 cylinder, AWD wagons.

Truthfully, I'm blown away that we will be getting the 328d! On the other hand, wagons in the US seem to be favored by the type of consumer who wants alternate fuel/eco-friendly vehicles. Look at the Prius, the A3 TDI, Jetta Sportwagen TDI, etc.

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Originally Posted by kamigawa120 View Post
Do you guys think it is a bit over priced?
I think BMW in general is over-priced. But the F31 seems to be in-line with the rest of the line-up. I'm just grateful I can configure an F31 for right around the $50K mark. Remember, the 3-Series is pretty much the new 5-series now, having grown in size and content. And in taking more of a luxury roll rather than a sport sedan roll.

10 years ago, I got my E46 330i fully loaded for just over $40K. Now I can barely get an entry-level 3er for that...
ynguldyn commented:
March 25, 2013, 10:32 am

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Originally Posted by JT///M3 View Post
I almost want to wait another year to see if they come out with a 335xi and better interior choices. The current offering is really whack for the MSport.
Here are my predictions, based on past performance and information gathered in various places.

0% chance of 335iT of any kind.
50% chance of 328iT and/or 328dT (RWD) as MY2015-2016.
50% chance of manual transmission _if_ RWD is released.
JT///M3 commented:
March 25, 2013, 10:32 am

Actually, if you adjust for inflation, it's cheaper than the E39 wagon that it basically resembles in size/cargo space.
ynguldyn commented:
March 25, 2013, 10:38 am

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Originally Posted by m8o View Post
If SOP is the same for both F31s (xi and xd), I think the question of why the diesel isn't in the configurator yet is a valid one.
The original plan was to have a short MY2013 for 328iT, with March to July production. Then all those cars became MY2014, most likely because BMW decided to use the new Nav system in them (the one that's coming to F30 with September production). Jon published that table a couple of weeks before he learned of the designation change.
snelldogg commented:
March 25, 2013, 3:35 pm

As i am waiting to order a 2014 to take advantage of new Nav for an MSport Rear Drive 335I please help me get something straight. Per the above the new nav wont be installed in the 2014's until September production? Can anyone confirm this. I was under the impression that all 2014's beginning with July 2014 would have the new system.

Thanks in advance
bayoucity commented:
March 25, 2013, 4:31 pm

It's interesting that current Configurator is indicating MY2014 & not 2013 :

" Build Your Own 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon".

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Originally Posted by ynguldyn View Post
The original plan was to have a short MY2013 for 328iT, with March to July production. Then all those cars became MY2014, most likely because BMW decided to use the new Nav system in them (the one that's coming to F30 with September production). Jon published that table a couple of weeks before he learned of the designation change.
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Originally Posted by snelldogg View Post
As i am waiting to order a 2014 to take advantage of new Nav for an MSport Rear Drive 335I please help me get something straight. Per the above the new nav wont be installed in the 2014's until September production? Can anyone confirm this. I was under the impression that all 2014's beginning with July 2014 would have the new system.

Thanks in advance
ynguldyn commented:
March 25, 2013, 6:44 pm

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Originally Posted by snelldogg View Post
As i am waiting to order a 2014 to take advantage of new Nav for an MSport Rear Drive 335I please help me get something straight. Per the above the new nav wont be installed in the 2014's until September production? Can anyone confirm this. I was under the impression that all 2014's beginning with July 2014 would have the new system.

Thanks in advance
Unless the model year switchover is shifted for whatever reason, it happens just before Germany goes on vacation. They make a few of new model year cars, then shut down until the end of August. So, if you have a special order for the earliest available production of MY2014, the car will be built in July (25th-31st, give or take), and you'll get the new nav. But most of July, three weeks or so, will be 2013 production.
snelldogg commented:
March 26, 2013, 11:50 am

Thanks for the reply. So if you are me and want to ensure 2014 you would wait to order until August? Do you know roughly the calendar period when the factory shuts down?
ynguldyn commented:
March 26, 2013, 11:56 am

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Originally Posted by snelldogg View Post
Thanks for the reply. So if you are me and want to ensure 2014 you would wait to order until August? Do you know roughly the calendar period when the factory shuts down?
No, you can order sooner - as soon as the dealer can take orders for MY2014 (May usually). When you order, you know exactly what model year car you order.

The factory shuts down on August 1, then opens August 26, give or take a couple of days (I just don't remember exactly).