Wagon fans, rejoice. BMW has revealed that the 2013 3 Series Sport Wagon will be brought to the U.S. next year. BMW will be redesigning the 3 Series for the 2013 model year, making the next wagon slightly larger than the current model.
The 2013 wagon is expected to offer the same engine and option packages as the outgoing model, but the redesign will make the car slightly lighter and more efficient. It is likely that the new design will be powered by BMW’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that outputs 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, although the N55 3.0-liter turbo-six producing 300 horsepower should also be available. The wagon will continue to offer transmission options of either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.
The 2013 wagon will receive interior updates as well, although the majority of these remain to be seen. The current model offers a 40:20:40 fold down arrangement to accommodate long cargo, such as skis, and a roof rack is also available. When the roof rack is not in use, a panoramic roof option helps to open up the wagon.
BMW has not yet announced a date when we can expect the 3 Series Wagon, but it will likely not hit showrooms before 2013.