We here at Fields BMW Lakeland have been told time and time again that no car can please every customer, but we've always contended that no vehicle on our lot comes closer than the BMW 3 Series. Tampa drivers have been touting the benefits of this vehicle for years, but because it's a sedan there are some families that would find its cargo area a little too confining.
So to dip into both the crossover market and the market that caters to long-time fans of the 3 Series, we decided to bring the 3 Series wagon to the U.S., where it can reach more customers than ever before.
But this isn't news. We announced the wagon's imminent arrival stateside months ago. What's new is information on the specs for the vehicle we didn't originally receive. After waiting and waiting, we've finally got a few tidbits to share about the powertrain and transmission offerings for the upcoming 3 Series wagon.
The engine, predictably, is the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder you'll find in the 328i sedan. It pushes out 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, and in the wagon it will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with optional steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
It will also offer an ECO PRO driving mode that can adapt the vehicle's performance to a more efficient setting and display alerts on the instrument cluster to make you aware of how you're driving the car.
We don't know if there will be a six-speed manual option yet, but you're welcome to speculate about that while you wait. Hey, we can't please every customer, right?
Or can we?