BMW 320d Touring (F31) – First Drive and Review

By Christian Stampfer on 15 November 2012
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The introduction of the first BMW 3 Series Touring in the mid 1980s wasn’t planned .  The idea of manufacturing a car with more space and functionality was put into practice by a lone BMW engineer who was awaiting an addition to his family. The result of his efforts was the Touring, which became known as the Sport Wagon when it arrived in the United States.  Before then, BMW only offered the 3 series as a coupe or sedan..

Because the Touring combined functionality with typical BMW driving performance, it became one of the best-selling model variants within the 3 Series range as well as in its segment in European markets.

Following the launch of the all-new 3 Series Sedan in October 2011, BMW unveiled the all-new BMW 3 Series Touring, code-named F31. We picked up our test car  in Garching, just north of Munich. The car was an Alpine White, M-Sport Line BMW 320d Touring. A wide range of additional safety features including Head-Up Display, Lane Change Warning, and Lane Departure Warning, were optional equipment that completed the package.

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