America’s affair with station wagons is almost non-existent, as the SUV remains the most coveted segment when it comes to practical automobiles. This will allegedly put an end to the 3 Series Touring in the US market.
According to Bimmerfile’s “reliable source” and Scott26 at bimmerpost forums, rumors have it that BMW won’t be offering the next-gen 3 Series, internally codenamed G20, in Touring (estate) format in the USA, due to lack of sales and interest. This isn’t an isolated case, exclusive to the 3 Series, as many car manufacturers face the same struggle throughout the segment; especially when it comes to premium brands.
If it turns out to be true, then the F31 might be your last chance to enjoy BMW’s D-segment Touring car over the pond, before it will cease to be imported. Even so, you’ll have plenty of time to get one, because the model’s last month of production is scheduled for 06/19.
Albeit there’s no official confirmation of the rumor, this comes after BMW phased out the 5 Series estate in North America, a while back, for the same reasons.