Learn How the BMW 3 Series Touring Came To Be

by Mark Jurista on May 7, 2013, 12:56 pm


The story about the invention of the BMW 3 Series Touring and the beginning of the lifestyle touring. Engineer Max Reisböck wanted to go on vacation with his family, but in the mid 80's regular BMW's were too small for his luggage. That's why he invented the BMW Touring out of a wrecked 3 Series Sedan. Finally, the board of BMW took over his idea.

Now all you touring fans know who you should thank at BMW for making this happen!


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4 responses to Learn How the BMW 3 Series Touring Came To Be

tturedraider commented:
May 7, 2013, 5:19 pm

Very impressive!



I realize cross-posting is verboten, but this should be posted in the E30 forum and the General BMW forum, too.
Nordic_Kat commented:
May 7, 2013, 9:09 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post
Very impressive!



I realize cross-posting is verboten, but this should be posted in the E30 forum and the General BMW forum, too.
+1
Wagons_Rock commented:
May 10, 2013, 10:42 pm

Great history - today you will see equal numbers of 3 & 5 series tourings and sedans when driving in Germany. These, like the original, are fantastic to drive: Sedan like handling with uber luggage capacity. Why don't Americans get this?
ProRail commented:
May 12, 2013, 11:47 pm

But why are they so hard to find (and so expensive) in the US, where they would seem to be such a great seller?