Redesigned BMW 3-Series Wagon Won't Be Sold In U.S.

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, Automotive Editor - December 10, 2018

Just as it has for numerous model years, BMW will continue to offer the new 3-Series in multiple body styles. Unfortunately, we've just learned that the new 3-Series Sport Wagon is off the table, at least for consumers here in the U.S.

According to a report from CarBuzz, a BMW spokesman stated that “BMW of North America has no plans to bring the next-generation 3-Series Sports Wagon to the U.S. market” when asked about the arrival of the new 3-Series wagon. BMW has offered a wagon variant of the 3-Series in the country since 1997.

Interestingly, as we reported earlier this year, BMW will continue to sell the new, redesigned 2019 3-Series sedan alongside the “old” Sports Wagon and the Gran Turismo variant, even though the latter two are classified as 2019 model year vehicles.

That means buyers interested in a 3-Series with a long roof can still purchase a 330i xDrive model for a while. BMW is still offering a gas-powered 3-Series Sports Wagon, but it looks like the 328d wagon, which has a diesel engine, has already ended production.

We honestly can't say that we're surprised by the decision. Consumers want crossovers and SUVs now, and wagons have always been a hard sell in the country.

While the 3-Series Sports Wagon gets close to having the same cargo capacity as a few of the brand's crossovers – the Sports Wagon has a total of 53 cubic feet of space, while the X2 is rated to have a total of 50.1 cubic feet of space, and the X1 is rated to hold a maximum of 59 cubic feet of cargo – it's much more expensive.

Pricing for the 330i xDrive Sports Wagon starts at $45,995 (prices include destination). For reference, the X1 sDrive28i costs $35,945, while the X2 sDrive28i has a starting price tag of $37,395.

Even though it seems like they're disappearing from streets, a few automakers still offer wagons. There's the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volkswagen offers the Golf Alltrack, and Audi sells the Allroad. Volvo has two wagons of its own, too, including the V60 and V90.

Learn more about the current 3-Series

Pictured: 2019 BMW 3-Series Wagon

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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